26 February 2009

Philippines' Green River

Green Forest means life to wild animals, home to birds, and the source of balance to nature.

But Green River?

Yes! It's Green River! And I am actually referring to the Pasig River, the river that connects Manila Bay and Laguna de Bay.

For most people, they called it the Black River because of the dirty water in it. I called it green bacause of the carpet of water lilies that could be seen in the most parts of the river that's been there years ago.

Through Google Earth at Latitude : 14°35'50.76"N , Longitude : 121° 5'26.92"E you could find the Green Rivers of the Philippines.

And these carpets of water lilies could further kill the river by preventing sunlight to pass through the water which reduces the dissolved oxygen content and often causes the extinction of other organisms.

More readings at Wikipedia.

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Kap on March 10, 2009 at 3:46 PM said...

This is so true.

I usually pass by the area. And I can still see the water lilies plus the kangkongs being sold at the local market.

hope the local government could do something.

WEEE. Nice Google Photo.

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