Experts Question Wisdom of Flattening China's Mountains

June 5, 2014 2:41 PM

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Experts Question Wisdom of Flattening China's Mountains

Chinese officials launched a project two years ago that is literally flattening mountains to make room for a new urban district. However, environmental experts in China are now questioning the wisdom of this endeavor, as it may threaten both China's ecology and economy.

In a scientific overview of the project that will "move mountains," Peiyue Li, Hui Qian, and Jianhua Wu, experts of engineering and environmental science at Chang'an University, China, express their concerns that the project is moving too quickly without adequate consideration of potentially dangero...

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