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The Three Gorges Dam

China’s Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River is the world’s largest hydroelectric project.  Built from 30 million cubic meters of concrete (10+07), it stands 606 feet tall (10+02) and spans 1.5 miles across. While the Dam’s construction employed 60,000 workers (10+04), it also displaced 1.3 million people (10+06), leveled 1,350 towns (10+03) and destroyed [...]

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China’s Art Market: Boom or Bust?

NPR’s Morning Edition recently discussed China’s booming art market.  Some auction houses are raking in millions of dollars a month; however, it appears that many of the artworks sold are forgeries. This past June, a painting—supposedly by artist Xu Beihong, who died in 1953—sold at auction for $11 million (10+07).  But Zhang Yanhua, president of [...]

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87 (percent of Australia’s current electricity demand)

All three major fossil fuels (oil, natural gas and coal) were made over 300 million years ago (10+8) and contain  elements like Carbon and Hydrogen (10-10).  The world’s demand for energy may max out all the coal deposits though there are deposits around the world.  The gathering and burning of coal has also been demonstrated [...]

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