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Cancerous river

There’s abundant evidence that intensive animal agriculture is one the top environmental pollutants in the world. We hear about towns in which their inhabitants get sick from having a factory farm nearby because the air, water and soil get contaminated.

We are failing miserably at being good stewards of all of God’s creation, and unless wake-up calls, like the following news, make us turn things around, we will inevitably continue to observe the not so slow decay of our planet, God’s creatures, and our souls.

China's longest river, Yangtze, is "cancerous" with pollution and rapidly dying. The river, the third longest in the world after the Nile and the Amazon, is so severely polluted that it's no longer safe for drinking or even swimming, according to Xinhua news agency. The culprits are industrial waste and sewage, agricultural pollution and shipping discharges.

To read the full article please visit http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=healthNews&storyid=2006-05-30T171238Z_01_COL061860_RTRUKOC_0_US-RIVER-CANCEROUS.xml&src=rss&rpc=22 

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