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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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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