Shea's note: I'm moving to the big city of Portland, Maine, this week and taking a few days off from writing to pack and move. Some of my green blogger pals are helping me out by writing a few guest posts. Today's post comes courtesy of Michael d'Estries. Scroll down to the bottom for links to his work.
Until now, environmental changes to the massive (and fragile) ecosystem surrounding Three Gorges have been difficult to see. A new snapshot, however, taken by astronauts above the International Space Station on April 15, clearly shows the flooding of the valley behind the dam. Over 600 kilometers (372 mi) of the Yangtze river will be impacted by rising waters to form a new reservoir.
Via Earth Observatory
Author bio: Michael is a multi-cellular hominid with a love of sustainable culture and technology. He is the founder of a number of quasi-popular sites like Ecorazzi, GroovyGreen, Ecorattle and VEGdaily. You can stalk him (or hit him up for some loose change) on Twitter @michaeldestries.