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Heavy Flooding in Kunming Kills 2

Torrential rains on Thursday and Friday have flooded Kunming, in Yunnan province, as Xinhua News reports that 2 people are dead and 1 still missing in the city’s third major flood since a drought ended in May: The downpour...

43 Reported Dead in Flooding

The death toll of this week’s flooding and landslide in Dujiangyan City, Sichuan continues to climb, with 43 now reported dead and dozens more still missing. From CNN: Some 118 people across Dujiangyan City — mostly...

Dozens Buried in Sichuan Landslide

Heavy rainstorms hit south-west China this week, triggering a landslide on Wednesday which buried up to 40 people in the city of Dujiangyan, an area previously devastated by the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake. Rescuers have so far...

China’s Massive Water Problem

This week saw the release of China’s first national water report, covering “river conditions, water conservancy projects, water consumption, river development and management, and water and soil conservation in...

Thousands to Move, Again, from Three Gorges

The Three Gorges Dam finally reached full power output in July, but geological risks are forcing some 120,000 people living along its reservoir to relocate, many for the second time. From Reuters’ Sui-Lee Wee: Landslides...

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