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...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 4, 2011
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...
by Paulina Hartono | Aug 12, 2010
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...
by Paulina Hartono | Aug 10, 2010
Xinhua reports on the rising death toll in the northwestern China mudslide area: The death toll from a massive rain-triggered mudslide in Zhouqu County in northwest China’s Gansu Province has risen to 702, with 1,042...
by Paulina Hartono | Aug 9, 2010
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...
by Paulina Hartono | Jul 20, 2010
How will the world’s largest dam hold up in the face of torrential floods? The Three Gorges Dam is put to the test. From the New York Times: Surging waters in the Yangtze River tested the strength of the Three Gorges Dam...
by Paulina Hartono | Jun 26, 2010
The death toll from torrential rains in southern China continues to mount. From Xinhua: Floods in China have killed 377 people this year, as of Friday, and left 142 others missing, the Office of State Flood Control and Drought...
by Paulina Hartono | Jun 22, 2010
Storms in southern China have grown more severe, according to the Associated Press: Torrential rains burst a dike in southern China, sending 88,000 people fleeing their homes and prompting China’s top leaders to call...
by Kate Zhao | Feb 12, 2008
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...
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