French canal threatened by mysterious fungus

Southern France's Canal de Midi could lose its status as UNESCO world heritage site, as trees lining route die.

    The United Nations called it one of the world's most remarkable feats of engineering, as well as a work of art.

    But the beauty of the Canal du Midi in southern France is under threat. A deadly fungus is killing thousands of trees that line Europe's oldest and most spectacular man-made waterway.

    Al Jazeera's Tim Friend reports from the Canal du Midi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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