10 Dirtiest Rivers in The World
Dirtiest Rivers in The World. Environment change has become a biggest challenge. Every country is striving hard to go clean and reduce its carbon prints. Although nature has its own cleaning system. Rivers are one of them. Rivers carry a lot of waste and dump it in sea. But as human are growing, we have made these rivers a dump-yard. More than 8 million of plastic are dumped into ocean each year. Civilization establishes near rivers and civilization often lacks waste management. Plastic break downs into smaller pieces in the ocean but doesn’t biograde. The toxic debris kill marine life and ends up in our food and water supply.
We have brought list of 10 dirtiest rivers in the world which carry 90% of oceans’ plastic.
10. Mekong River In Southeast Asia
From the Tibetan Plateau the river runs through China’s Yunnan Province, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
9. Niger River In Western Africa
Niger river runs in a crescent through Mali, Niger, on the border with Benin and then through Nigeria, discharging through a massive delta, known as the Niger Delta or the Oil Rivers, into the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean.
8. Amur River In Northeast Asia
The river rises in the hills in the western part of Northeast China and flows east forming the border between China and Russia.
7. Pearl River In China
The Pearl River, also known by its Chinese name Zhujiang and formerly often known as the Canton River, is an extensive river system in southern China.
6. Ganges River In India
Ganga is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through the nations of India and Bangladesh.
5. Nile River In Northeast Africa
Nile river is an “international” river as its drainage basin covers eleven countries, namely, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Republic of the Sudan and Egypt
4. Hai River In China
The Hai River formerly known as the Peiho, Pei He or Pei Ho (“White River”), is a Chinese river connecting Beijing to Tianjin and the Bohai Sea.
3. Yellow River In China
Originating in the Bayan Har Mountains in Qinghai province of Western China, it flows through nine provinces, and it empties into the Bohai Sea.
2. Indus River In South Asia
Originating in the Tibetan Plateau in the vicinity of Lake Manasarovar, the river runs a course through the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, towards Gilgit-Baltistan and the Hindukush ranges, and then flows in a southerly direction along the entire length of Pakistan to merge into the Arabian Sea near the port city of Karachi in Sindh.
1. Yangtze River In China
The river is the longest in the world to flow entirely within one country China.
Reducing plastic use, improving recycling and cleaning polluted areas are our best hope for fixing this problem.