Floods Bring Disaster to Henan

At least 33 people have died due to flooding in Henan province. Hundreds of thousands more have been displaced, millions otherwise affected, and many remain missing. 24 inches of rain fell in the provincial capital Zhengzhou on...

Public Anger Floods Beijing (Updated)

Last Saturday’s downpour engulfed Beijing in a serious flood, and the water-logged capital’s anxiety is surely mounting as more heavy rains are forecasted throughout the week. As the city deals with the aftermath of...

Destiny in the Flood Waters

Beijing’s floods are emblematic of government mismanagement. Chinese netizens are quick to make...

Heavy Rain Kills At Least 37 in Beijing

Rainfall of up to 18 inches brought death and disruption to Beijing over the weekend. From Andrew Jacobs at The New York Times: The heaviest rainfall in six decades caused widespread havoc in this capital over the weekend,...

Experts: Guangzhou Climate to Go From Subtropical to Tropical – Xin Kuai Bao

Warming continues. From Xin Kuai Bao (新快报), translated by CDT: “The two most prominent features of 2007’s weather in Guangzhou have been higher temperatures and less rainfall,” experts from the Guangdong provincial astronomical association concluded as the year drew to a close. One of China’s largest subtropical cities, Guangzhou set numerous meteorological records in 2007. […]

Air pollution is turning China dry – New Scientist

From New Scientist: BELCHING chimneys and cars in China are making the skies dry up. Smoke particles are changing the behaviour of the atmosphere and preventing raindrops from forming. Chunsheng Zhao from Peking University in Beijing and his colleagues studied 40 years’ worth of rainfall records along with six years’ satellite measurements of aerosol particles. […]



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