Browsing the "China" Tag

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Factory Fishing in the Yellow Sea

NASA’s Earth Observatory posted this image of the Korea and the Yellow Sea at night. The bright group of lights in the center is South Korea. China is the left third of the image and Japan is on the right. Why is the sea so well-lit, you might ask? Those are factory fishing operations.

December 18th

China Plans Deep Sea Mining of Copper, Nickel, Cobalt, Silver, and Gold in International Waters

The demand for metals used in the production of electronic devices, such as cellular phones and laptop computers, has pushed China to the deep sea.  Searching for copper, nickel, cobalt, silver and gold, the Chinese want to explore inactive hydrothermal vents at a depth of over 5,000 feet in international waters.  Environmentalists fear marine pollution.

July 15th

NASA Images of China's Three Gorges Dam Reveals Flooding

China’s infamous Three Gorges Dam is the largest hyrdoelectric project in the world and potentially the biggest environmental tragedy.  It has been criticized by environmentalists and human rights advocates since its inception in 1992.  The Three Gorges Dam was completed in 2006 on the Yangtze River, and NASA has released images of the flooding reservoir […]

June 25th