the Yangtze river, which runs through the city in south-western China, turned a bright shade of orange-red yesterday. The waterway where the Yangtze met the Jialin River provided a fascinating contrast as the red started to filter into the other river. (via The river that DID run red: Residents of Chinese city left baffled after Yangtze turns scarlet | Mail Online)
- Last December, the Jian River in the city of Luoyang, in the north Henan province, turned red after becoming polluted by a powerful dye.
- The dye was being dumped into the city’s storm drain network by two illegal dye workshops.
- Officials raided the factories to shut them down, and then disassembled their machinery.
- According to chapter 16, verse 4 of the Bible’s book of Revelations, one of the signs that Armageddon is near will be an angel pouring a bowl into the rivers, turning them into blood.