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Ganges River (India and Bangladesh) -- Environmental conditions

View Resource BBC News: India's Dying Mother

The Ganges has existed at the heart of Indian culture for millennia. Long considered the mother of the subcontinent, it gave rise to one of the greatest early civilizations, with vast hubs of learning and culture that rivaled contemporary equivalents in China, Egypt, and Greece. But India's great river is in crisis, severely polluted by the 450 million people that live in its catchment area, and...