> REPORT: MORE THAN HALF THE WORLD'S RIVERS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE
More than half the world's major rivers are going dry or are polluted, a panel
studying global water problems reports. The fouling of the waterways and
surrounding river basins contributed to the total of 25 million environmental
refugees last year, for the first time exceeding the world's 21 million
war-related refugees, said the World Commission on Water for the 21st Century.
Amazon, Congo healthiest