BUND: Rhine River warming is threatening the environment萊茵河
The River Rhine, which starts deep in the Swiss Alps, before winding it's way north along the French-German border, passing Bonn and Cologne, then heading to the Netherlands and out to sea, is heating up. Ecologists warn that it is, on average, three degrees Celsius (5.5 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than 100 years ago. The rising temperature is threatening fish and other wildlife in the region. According to the NGO Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND), part of the problem is climate change - but only a small part. Most of the trouble is being caused by industry. Living Planet speaks with Paul Kröfges, head of the North Rhine-Westphalia chapter of BUND.