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2009-06-12 16:06:07

China's Ministry of Environmental Protection says it has blocked a project for hydropower stations on the Yangtze River over the construction of two dams. Ministry spokesman Tao Detian said Huadian Power and Huaneng Power failed to determine the environmental impact of constructing their respective Ludila and Longkaikou hydropower projects on the Yangtze's Jinsha River tributary, China Daily said Friday. Tao said the two power companies must stop construction on the dams, which have blocked...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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