Does the 30 Meter Telescope Pose Environmental Risks?

Civil Beat: As protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope continue, many critics say they’re worried that the $1.4 billion project will damage Mauna Kea’s environment. Thirteen observatories have already been built on the top of the state’s tallest mountain, but the TMT will be by far the largest. Once completed, the observatory and its support building will span 1.4 acres. The project will take up another 5 acres extending the road leading up to the mountain and adding a parking lot. It may also involve......

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