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What is the 3 Gorges Dam and why is it important

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The dam further imperils delicate fish populations in theYangtze. As the dam decreases flooding downstream, it willfragment the network of lakes around the middle as well as lowerthe Yangtze’s water level, making it difficult for the fish tosurvive. The project has already contributed to the decline of thebaiji dolphin, which is so rare that it is considered functionallyextinct..

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What is good about the three gorges dam?The dam will produce as much energy as 15 nuclear power stations. This energy is vital to ease China’s addiction to coal, which has devastating effects for the entire country. Acid rain threatens a third of China; respiratory diseases are often fatal. Whilst coal is still buy canada goose jacket used for almost 80% of China’s energy supply, millions of lives are endangered. This scheme could replace up to 50 million tons of coal needed to supply the country itself, which means China would be able to export more of the coal it produces.

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What artifacts are destroyed in building the 3 gorges dam?The pathways worn into the stone above the river where coolies used to pull boats upriver against strong currents have disappeared forever. Markings in many places recording the river depth in many places. The river rose up to 30 meters or more when in flood stage. The hundreds of steps climbing from the river to cities perched above the flood stage are submerged. Many other artifacts being dug on archiological sites were abandoned. Many cities and farmland were relocated to “modern” cement replacement cities and less fertile mountain farm sites as the originals were lost. An ancient and unique way of life along the river higwy has been forever altered. And three of the most beautiful wild river gorges in the world were submerged forever. It is almost as if the Grand Canyon were damed and filled with canada goose black friday sale a giant lake.

What social problems has the 3 Gorges dam caused?Many problems accompany the project from the proposal to thefinish. The early disputes stressed on the economic and technicalfactors. It was generally accepted that these two factors could notsupport the construction of the project and the problem ofmigration was hard to be settled. After 1980s, by the progress ofreform and opening up policy, the problems over the project havelargely covered politics, economy, environment, migration, tourismand the protection of the cultural relics.