From my Global Studies textbook:
The valley of the Huang He is particularly fertile due to the rich yellow soil known as loess. So much of this soil washes into the Huang He that it is sometimes called the Yellow River.
For those who don't know Chinese. The Huang He is not "sometimes called" the Yellow River. "Huang2" (黄) = yellow. "He2" (河) = river.
You'd think they'd at least have researched... *sigh*
I should probably also stop worrying about my Global teacher mangling the pronunciation of most names when she's lecturing in class, for that matter. I've yet to hear a non-native speaker with properly accented Chinese.
Actually, at this point, I'm so out of practice, I don't think that I have properly accented Chinese.