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

Dangerous M 5.5 earthquake struck Yunnan Province, China

Dangerous M 5.5 earthquake struck Yunnan Province, China

Destructive and shallow earthquake with recorded magnitude of 5.5 (USGS) struck Yunnan, China on March 3, 2013 at 5:41 UTC. By preliminary report USGS measured depth of 32.8 km. EMSC reported 5.4 magnitude earthquake and depth of 60 km. The CENC has stated that

Air pollution in China reaches hazardous levels

Air pollution in China reaches hazardous levels

Air pollution readings in Beijing, China were at dangerously high levels for the second straight day on January 12, 2013 with hazy skies blocking visibility and authorities urging people to stay indoors. Severe pollution in Beijing is the worst since the local

Haze over Eastern China

Haze over Eastern China

Haze hangs over eastern China, particularly in the lowlands between ridges of hills and mountains and across the coastal plain by the mouth of the Yangtze River. The haze is likely a combination of dust and air pollution. In winter in China, poor air quality often the