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date: 11 August 2020

Danube River  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Krista M. HARPERKrista M. HARPER

The Danube is Europe’s second-longest river, passing through eight countries with a catchment area inhabited by millions of people. Its floodplains and wetlands are important in supporting European biodiversity. The Danube is used for many purposes, including generating electricity, irrigating land, and disposing of industrial waste. These activities have harmed the environment and caused diplomatic conflict between states jockeying for control of the river. ...

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