Tuesday, October 1, 2013

How Infamous Hydroelectric Dam Changed Earth's Rotation

"Powerful" doesn't really do this amazing (and VERY controversial) structure justice. Since the $30-billion project was announced, Chinese officials have faced heavy scrutiny from both scientists and environmental activists like. Many believe that the dam will ultimately result in catastrophe. Some concerns include the dam trapping pollution, spawning Earth-quakes, landslides, uprooting citizens (more than 1.3 million people have already been forced to relocate), and destroying historical locations - along with the habitats of endangered animals. (The government finally conceded that the project was ill conceived - after years of dubbing the dam one of the most spectacular pieces of engineering in Chinese history - but the damage is already done.)

Reed the full article and see the references, sources, and further reading here: http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/how-infamous-hydroelectric-dam-changed-earths-rotation/

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