Scientists warn against China's plan to flatten over 700 mountains

June 5, 2014 6:25 AM

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Scientists warn against China's plan to flatten over 700 mountains

Scientists have criticised China's bulldozing of hundreds of mountains to provide more building land for cities.

In a paper published in journal Nature this week, three Chinese academics say plan to remove over 700 mountains and shovel debris into valleys to create 250 sq km of flat land has not been sufficiently considered “environmentally, technically or economically.”

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