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    1950....The Yangtze river turns red.

    For a river known as the "golden watercourse," red is a strange color to see.

    Yet that's the shade turning up in the Yangtze River and officials have no idea why.

    The red began appearing in the Yangtze, the longest and largest river in China and the third longest river in the world, yesterday near the city of Chongquing, where the Yangtze connects to the Jialin River.

    The Yangtze, called "golden" because of the heavy rainfall it receives year-round, runs through Chongqing, Southwest China's largest industrial and commercial center, also known as the "mountain city" because of the hills and peaks upon which its many buildings and factories stand.

    The red color stopped some residents in their tracks. They put water from the river in bottles to save it. Fishermen and other workers who rely on the river for income kept going about their business, according to the UK's Daily Mail.

    While the river's red coloring was most pronounced near Chongqing it was also reported at several other points.

    Officials are reportedly investigating the cause.

    > How many signs do you need that the planet has a problem?

    > At this point I'm reading stories almost daily of "THAT"S NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE IN RECORDED HUMAN HISTORY" .....OR (my favorite)...
    "SCIENTISTS ARE BAFFLED".....As to why xy & z is happening"..
    > Keep telling yourself all is good and fine.....Yep..Eat that muffin and change the channel.....avoid reality..
    PS..To maintain your condition of ignorance I suggest you completely refrain from all TV watching, ALL news programming and stay in bed....Don't get out of bed....Ever...
    That's about what it would take for people to remain so blind....
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