Chinabegins construction of 'world's tallest' dam
Beijing (AFP) - Chinahas begun building a 314-metre (1,030-ft) high dam which will be among theworld's tallest, officials said, as the country massively expands hydropower.
The Shuangjiankou dam on a tributary of China's mighty Yangtze river will be completed in 2022, the environmental ministry saidon its website Tuesday.
The facility, costing 36 billion yuan ($5.8billion), will be higher than the world's current tallest dam, the 305-metreJinping-1, also in China.
Steve 33 minutes ago
This wouldn't be possible without all thoseRepublican "free trade" deals. Republicans have built up the Chineseeconomy which now matches the U.S. Thanks to Republican idiots.
William Waterway 24 minutes ago
Big dam foolishness.
Dams interfere with the seasonal flow of fresh water to our oceans and downstreamecosystems. A flowing river supplies food and oxygen to a myriad of life formsthat have evolved with the seasonal flows of the river over tens of thousandsof years.
Dams change the atmospheric flow patterns of water into Earth's biosphere andplace a heavy load on the continental plates. In fact, the heavy water weightshift caused by dams is so significant that it has caused Earth's axis tobecome slightly tilted. On related note - the sudden shift of tens of trillionsof tons of water behind dams has been related to earthquakes and the alterationof regional weather patterns.
The energy of flowing water provides the foundation of a "living"river and ocean that supports life. The damming of a river constricts thelife-supporting energies of flowing water and creates stagnation behind the damwith the accumulation of silt, organic debris, and trapped food. The rotting oforganic debris from the captured silt produces methane gas which evaporatesinto our atmosphere as an additional greenhouse gas.
In addition to the above - we have to consider the natural resources and energyused to build a dam and to maintain the dam as long as our civilizationcontinues to exist.
BOB 38 minutes ago
A necessary step in pollution reduction
Cash 17 minutes ago
Yup the construction has started afterstealing the technology
Winston 11 minutes ago
You can bet that no Chinese"environmentalists" are going to stop this project, regardless of howmany species it kills off. Take a good look at "progressivism" takento the extreme; just everyday old leftist fascism. It's the road Americais on.