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Beijing is sinking four inches every year

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 01, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Lacy Cooke last modified Jun 30, 2016

It sounds like Beijing's in trouble. Satellite images and sensors aided scientists from China, the UK, Spain, and Germany to determine the city is sinking by up to four inches every year, and has been sinking since 1935. The problem is tied to Beijing's water struggles. According to the scientists, the city is "one of the most water-stressed cities in the world." Beijing mainly relies on underground aquifers for water sources, but demand exceeds supply. The researchers think low levels of groundwater...






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