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  1. page The Mekong River edited The Mekong River by Tom & Maxwell {Mekong_river.jpg} {mekong_river_on_map.jpg} The Mekong riv…
    The Mekong River by Tom & Maxwell {Mekong_river.jpg} {mekong_river_on_map.jpg} The Mekong river is 4, 800km(10th largest in the world) and has 9 channels branching out called the Mekong Delta. The river flows through 6 countries, China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam emptying into the South China Sea. There are about 1700 amazing types of fish in the river such as, the Mekong giant catfish, the river catfish, the giant carp, the giant stingray and many more. The river flows through icy highlands, forest, mountains, forest hills and grass land. There are lots of issues in the Mekong such as, Mega Dams stopping water getting through to Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia or Vietnam. The other issue is so many spieces are dying in the river. People have no money for food so they fish causing overfishing. The last issue is in the Mekong there are lots of rapids which is a problem for the river natural flow, so people have to destroy them with dynomite effecting the natural environment.
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  2. page The Ganges River edited ... This is our link for the uses of the Ganges…
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    The Ganges River Information Report
    The Ganges is a finite and vulnerable resource in Asia. It flows through India and Bangladesh and sustains life to a diverse variety of flora and fauna. The Ganges has an Ancient History filled with many religious myths and legends that have changed over time. People use the Ganges for farming washing and religious beliefs. The Ganges is based around two major issues that impact on flora, fauna and humans.
    The Ganges River begins in the Himalayan Mountains, flows through India and Bangladesh and empties into the Bay of Bengal. The Ganges Source is the Himalayan Mountains as many rivers that form that Ganges as one river. The Ganges has a length of 2525km (1560miles). On this journey it flows through two countries, India and Bangladesh and flows through cities of Kannauj, Farakhabad and Kanpur. The Ganges River delta is the biggest river delta in the world that empties into the Bay of Bengal.
    The Ganges River flows through a wide range of weather conditions providing habitats for a huge variety of flora and fauna. The Ganges weather conditions are ranged due to the icy weather in the Himalayan Mountains and the warm, humid weather in the Bay of Bengal. Every year from June to July a monsoon occurs, 84% of the rainfall in the Ganges occurs during this time. The Ganges is home to 140 different fish species, 90 amphibian species and the endangered Ganges river dolphin. The Ganges river basin is also home to 1 tenth of the worlds population, (400 million citizens).
    The Ganges River has a rich and ancient history filled with myths and legends that show the culture that lives around the Ganges. 4000 years ago in the early Vedic Age of India, the Ganges was considered less sacred than the Indus River. The gangetic plains around the Ganges River have been the source of many empires such as the Maurya Empire and the Mughal Empire. In 1951, a water dispute for the Ganges came over India and Bangladesh because India was going to build a barrage called the Farraka on the Ganges to save water. Later it was solved and India built a barrage. Mother Ganges was an Indian goddess. Hindus believe that she poured herself down from heaven upon king Sarga’s sons and took them with her to heaven. Hindus give small offerings of flowers in the Ganges, they do this for it is believed to be holy.
    The Ganges has a wide range of uses such as farming, religious beliefs and recreation. The Ganges is most often used for washing clothes, animals and yourself (mainly elephants). Agriculture is one of the main uses for the Ganges, over 60% of the population that live around the Ganges are farmers. Most farmers plant potatoes, lentils, oil seeds and wheat. Hindus use the Ganges holy water to cleanse themselves of sin. Along the Ganges there are many hotels such as Hotel Alka and The Hotel Ganges, these hotels have many activities such as canoeing.
    The Ganges has two major issues that have a significant effect on flora, fauna and humans. The Ganges River is one of the top five most polluted rivers in the world, with human and animal diseases. This pollution causes diseases such as cholera which gives you muscle cramps, diarrhea and asthma. Cremation is the burning of the human body, in India most people can’t afford firewood for cremation. The legal law is you can half cremate the body then dump it in the river, this is a major issue that causes diseases the severly effects the human body.
    By Claude Gray and Isaac Antico

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  4. page The Amazon River edited ... The Amazon suffers from six major issues that adversely affects flora, fauna and humans. One o…
    The Amazon suffers from six major issues that adversely affects flora, fauna and humans. One of the major issues affecting the environment is untreated sewage. The growing population along the banks of the Amazon has caused this untreated sewage. Due to farming and industries the Amazon rainforest is being cut down causing another big issue, dead animals. Because of the introduction of new species, the native animals are being wiped out and that is another reason for dead animals floating in the Amazon. Again because of the growing population, overfishing is a major issue because families have to fish to live.
    The Amazon four major uses that effect the people that live around the river. The Amazon is used as a great drinking source for the native people that live around the river and all the animals that live in the Amazon Rainforest. Another big use of the Amazon is agriculture. The river is usually used by native farmers than big companies. Tourism plays a big part in the Amazon. Some activities you can do there are is, sightseeing, sailing and fishing.
    The Amazon
    They’re killing the river
    Stealing the fish
    Killing the dolphins
    There are clean patches
    Thriving with life
    Then there are polluted patches
    Dead animals floating
    Untreated sewage
    And worst of all
    People are cutting down
    My beautiful trees
    These are just some of
    The problems killing me
    The rain falls
    The people go
    I get to live another day
    The native people come back
    They treat me like a god

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  5. page The Parana River edited {parana_river_wordart.jpg} The Parana River is a finite and vulnerable resource located in Sou…
    The Parana River is a finite and vulnerable resource located in South America. It flows through many countries and sustains the life of a massive variety of flora and fauna. The river has a large history, but despite the size of the river, it only has one legend. People use the river to sustain life and the environment. The Parana many issues that diversely effect people and the habitats the river contains. There is also a number of bridges across the Parana.
    Location & Course
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