'Fracking' began in China’s most dangerous earthquake zone

'Fracking' began in China’s most dangerous earthquake zone

Oil companies have started drilling for oil in China's Sichuan region, an earthquake hot bed, where nearly 70 000 people died in devastating M 8.0 earthquake in 2008. The Sichuan province of China has seen many strong and

Meteor strikes, punches hole 2 meters deep – China

Meteor strikes, punches hole 2 meters deep – China

A meteor has reportedly crashed at a dump site in a village of northwest China around 02:00 local time on Thursday, August 1, 2013. Meteorite impact left a 3 meter wide and 2 meter deep crater. 

Authorities reported no casualties. Search for meteorite

Soulik weakened into tropical storm after landfall in east China

Soulik weakened into tropical storm after landfall in east China

Typhoon Soulik made its second landfall in southeast China. Soulik moved further inland to Jiangxi Province after landfall in southeast China's Fujian Province, bringing downpours and strong gales to the region. The National Meteorological Center (NMC)

Severe floods and deadly landslides hit Sichuan province, China

Severe floods and deadly landslides hit Sichuan province, China

After days of torrential rain and heavy flooding across parts of southwest China, a deadly landslide occurred in Zhongxing town, Sichuan province, on July 10, 2013. More than 100 rescuers are on the scene at this time.

State media said landslide has

Dust transports over Central Asia and northern China

Dust transports over Central Asia and northern China

Interaction of global wind systems at two interconnected deserts in Eastern China – Badain Jaran and Tengger Shamo deserts, are major source of sand and sediments dust transport over Central Asia and northern China.Tengger

Dust storm worsen air pollution problems in China

Dust storm worsen air pollution problems in China

The dust plumes originated from the Gobi Desert arose along the China-Mongolia border on March 8, 2013. Arising along the border between China and southwestern Mongolia, the dust extended as far south as the Sichuan Basin and continued to blow for several