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

Dust storm over China’s Taklimakan Desert

Dust storm over China’s Taklimakan Desert

The Taklimakan Desert is China’s largest, hottest, and driest desert located far in the western part of the country. Shifting sand dunes cover About 85 percent of the desert floor is covered by shifting sand dunes, with some rising to a height of 200 meters (650

Typhoon Son-Tinh – Red alert for wind impact in Vietnam, China

Typhoon Son-Tinh – Red alert for wind impact in Vietnam, China

Up to 5.5 million people people can be affected by wind speeds of cyclone strength or above. In addition, 3.2 million people people are living in coastal areas below 5m and can therefore be affected by storm surge.Typhoon Son-Tinh struck Vietnam at about 0:00 UTC on

September’s Wang Shan landslide in Gansu, China – videos

September’s Wang Shan landslide in Gansu, China – videos

Two members of the British Geological Survey landslide response team observed a landslide event at Wang Shan, China, on September 13, 2012.During a conference field trip around Gansu Province, the team captured a video of the landslide in progress; including the

Series of devastating earthquakes hit Yunnan region in China

Series of devastating earthquakes hit Yunnan region in China

More than 80 people have been killed and hundreds are injured during a series of moderate earthquakes that struck Chinese region of Yunnan this morning. The death toll may further climb as the quakes happened at a poverty-stricken mountainous region where

Dust storm in northern Taklamakan Desert, China

Dust storm in northern Taklamakan Desert, China

A dust storm lifts sand, dirt and other particles into the air over the Taklamakan Desert, in China. Most of the airborne dust appears concentrated along the northern rim of the Tarim Basin, where it is hemmed in by the tall Tian Shan Mountains. Partially veiled but

Powerful storms Saola and Damrey on course to strike China’s eastern coast

Powerful storms Saola and Damrey on course to strike China’s eastern coast

Typhoon Saola and Tropical Storm Damrey are on path  to China’s eastern coast.Typhoon Saola, the ninth typhoon of the year, has strengthened and is approaching coastal regions in southeastern Fujian, which has started to prepare for possible disasters. Right now

China’s Three Gorges Dam at full capacity

China’s Three Gorges Dam at full capacity

The giant and controversial Three Gorges Dam on China’s Yangtze River  started working at full capacity on Wednesday as the last of its 32 generators went into operation. Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest hydropower project and largest base of clean energy

Extremely dangerous M6.6 earthquake hit Xinjiang, China

Extremely dangerous M6.6 earthquake hit Xinjiang, China

Earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.6 hit northern Xinjiang, China on June 29, 2012 at 21:07 UTC. Epicenter was located 99 km (61 miles) S of Dushanzi, China (43.444°N, 84.725°E).. The Chinese seismological authorities reported a depth of 7 km at a magnitude