The Nu River runs from the Chinese province of Tibet down to the Andaman Sea in Southeast Asia. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Death haunts China’s ‘angry river’: Scientists find 40 per cent of fish species gone from free-flowing Nujiang near Tibet

As government moves to kick-start stalled plan to build 13 dams over China’s final free-flowing river, scientists fret about impact on local biodiversity as overfishing, mining and construction works blamed for declining aquatic life.

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The Nu River runs from the Chinese province of Tibet down to the Andaman Sea in Southeast Asia. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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