extreme weather



Heat Wave Hits Crisis Levels

As the thermometer mercury hovers well above 100 °F (37 °C) in many southern and eastern Chinese cities for the fourth day in a row during a month-long heat wave, the China Meteorological Administration has issued a level-two...

Coldest Winter in 28 Years Hits China

The cold front that hit southern China a week ago is likely to continue, creating pressure on the country’s transportation systems. Liza Lin at Bloomberg reports: Snow, ice and fog have caused havoc on the nation’s roads...

Storms in Gansu Kill 40

After torrential rains and a violent hailstorm, 40 people were left dead in Gansu province. The region is in the northwestern part of China and is known for the mountainous terrain. BBC reports: The official Xinhua news agency...

Freezing Weather Leads to South China Evacuations

More than 20,000 people have been evacuated from their home in southern China due to icy temperatures. From AP: Ice and sleet have collapsed the roofs of more than 200 homes and forced the evacuation of 22,800 people across the...

China Mudslides Were Predicted 13 Years Ago

Peter Ford writes on geologists’ warnings that deforestation could trigger landslides, thirteen years ago. From the Christian Science Monitor: Monster monsoon rains may have loosened the mud and rock that buried and killed...

1,300 Missing in China Amid Asian Flood Wave

The Associated Press reports on major floods in northwestern China: Rescuers dug through mud and wreckage Monday searching for 1,300 people missing after flash floods and landslides struck northwestern China, just one of a...

More Bad Weather Ahead As China Gets Back To Work

From Reuters : Severe winter weather is forecast to affect much of China over the next few days, potentially contributing to fresh transport problems just as millions of people return to work after the week-long Lunar New Year...

Lightning Kills 499 in China This Year – Reuters

The number of lightning-related deaths is nearly double what it was this time last year. Via CNN.com: All of the victims were villagers, and 79 percent were working in the fields when they were struck, the official Xinhua news agency said on Friday. About two-thirds died between late June and mid-August. Large swathes of China […]



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