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China: Mudslide Death Toll Rises in Gansu Province

Cries of grief echoed through the northwest Chinese town of Zhouqu on Tuesday that was half-smothered by a mudslide three days ago. The death toll in Zhouqu, in a narrow … Mehr»
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Floods Hit North Korea

And the flooding in China is also affecting North Korea. Over the weekend, the Yalu River running between the two countries was at critical levels causing serious damage. More than … Mehr»
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China’s Floods Kill At Least 742 People, Heavy Rains Continue

Heavy rains, flooding and disasters have killed at least 742 people and left hundreds more missing this year across much of China, state-run media reported on Monday. Rains have affected … Mehr»
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Heavy Rains Continue to Batter Southern China

Torrential rain continues to batter southern China, triggering floods and landslides across the region. At least three people have been killed and 50 more are reported missing on Tuesday in … Mehr»
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China: Flooding and Heavy Rain Plague

Days of heavy rain swept away a bridge in China’s southern Fujian Province on Wednesday. State-run media reports that the downpours have inflicted some of the heaviest flood damage in … Mehr»
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Massive Fire Spreads in Northeast China

A raging fire continues to plague residents in northeast China. Smoke was first spotted on Saturday in the Greater Hinggan Mountains in Inner Mongolia and has since reached neighboring Heilongjiang... Mehr»
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Flooded River Breaches Dyke in Southern China

The flooded Fu River in China’s Jiangxi Province burst through a protective embankment on Monday, as heavy rains battered much of the region. Nearly 145,000 residents are under threat and … Mehr»
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Rainstorms & Floods Batter Southern China

Relentless rain continues to trigger disastrous floods across southern China. State-run media reports that at least 46 people have been killed and thousands more have been displaced in the past... Mehr»
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Polish Government under Pressure over Floods

As Poland faces its worst flooding in more than a century, the upcoming presidential election is the last thing on people’s minds. Around 42,000 people have been affected, and more … Mehr»
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Floods Force Thousands from Homes in Southern China

China’s state-run media report floods and heavy rainfall killed six and stranded thousands of others in Hunan Province. In Fenghuang County, torrential rains caused a local river to overflow. In... Mehr»
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Tornado Kills 25 in Southwestern China

At least 25 people have been killed and 161 injured by a tornado and heavy storms in China’s southwestern Chongqing municipality on Thursday. The 67 mile an hour winds sent … Mehr»
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Produktionsverbot mit Freikauf

Über den Un-Sinn der so genannten Verschmutzungsrechte und warum eine gesunde Umwelt eine gesunde Wirtschaft braucht Mehr»
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China: Worst Drought in Living Memory

Crops are failing and clean drinking water is inaccessible to more than 16 million people as southwest China grapples with a devastating drought. More than 50 million people in southwest … Mehr»
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China: Sandstorm Blasts Areas of Xinjiang

In far-western China, strong winds swept a fierce sandstorm into Xinjiang’s Hotan Prefecture on Friday. It lowered visibility to zero in some areas, state-run Chinese local media reported.... Mehr»
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Stockholm First European Green Capital

80% of Europe’s population lives in cities. Cities therefore play an important role in making sure the environment is cleaner and safer for its citizens. This year, Sweden’s capital will … Mehr»
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Southwest China: Intense Drought

A persistent drought is gripping much of southwest China, leading to drinking water shortages and millions of acres of lost crops. Rivers have dried up and herd animals languish in … Mehr»
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Violent Storms Kill 40 in France

At least 40 people were reported dead on Sunday, as storm winds and exceptionally high tides drove water deep inland in several areas of southwestern France. Some 500 people are … Mehr»
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Portuguese Mudslides Leave Dozens Dead

Residents are cleaning up after floods and mudslides engulfed the Portuguese holiday island of Madeira. Dozens are dead and scores are injured after powerful rainstorms unleashed rivers of hillside... Mehr»
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Floods Hit Southern Spain

Heavy rainfall triggers massive floods in Spain, immersing houses and forcing residents to flee. Local media reports the river Guadalhorce reached a height of five meters, overflowing its banks,... Mehr»
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Northern China: Heavy Snowfall Causes Chaos

Heavy snowfalls and gale force winds in northern China have brought bitter cold and fresh worries for farmers. Inner Mongolia has seen its coldest weather in 30 years. A state … Mehr»