To Build Desert City, China Will Level 700 Mountains

Environmentalist, economists complain, but developer optimistic

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 7, 2012 9:01 AM CST

(Newser) – Faith, as they say, can move mountains. But apparently $3.5 billion and an ambitious Chinese developer can flatten 700 of them. It's all part of a bold plan to create a metropolis called Lanzhou New Area on 500 square miles of arid land...   Read full story »

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