ABC News reports: China’s inflation edged higher in August as the nation’s worst flooding in a decade drove an increase in food costs and industrial growth continued to quicken. Consumer prices rose 3.5 percent in...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 22, 2010
Flooding of the Yalu River long the China-North Korea border has killed four and forced the evacuation of a quarter of a million people. From AP: Heavy rains over the last several days caused the Yalu river, which marks the...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 20, 2010
A satellite image shows high water levels in the Three Gorges Dam, by Digital Globe
by Paulina Hartono | Aug 20, 2010
CNN reports on the increased death toll in Zhouqu County: The death toll from the mudslides in a northwestern Chinese province now stands at 1,407, state-run Xinhua news agency said Friday, citing the government. At least 358...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 15, 2010
Sunday marks a day of mourning for the more than 1200 victims of the landslide in Gansu, Reuters reports: Flags across the country flew at half mast, all public forms of entertainment have been suspended and front pages of 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 27, 2010
Heavy rains triggered a massive landslide in Sichuan province. From the Associated Press: A landslide caused by rains in southern China left 21 people missing Tuesday, adding to a growing death toll from China’s worst...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 21, 2010
From the Los Angeles Times: Flooding from torrential summer rains, which has killed at least 700 people and displaced millions, is the worst China has suffered in more than a decade, officials said Wednesday. The rains, which...
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...
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