Hail and torrential rains kill 44 in Minxian of Gansu Province,23 missing

Hail disaster,torrential rains

The death toll had risen to 44 and 23 others remained missing as of May13 Sunday after hail disaster and torrential rains battered the mountainous county Minxian in Northwest China's Gansu Province.

May 13,2012, Lanzhou - The official Xinhua News Agency says that another 114 people have been injured and hospitalized including five people severely injured. Currently local residents are in urgent ...   Full Story

Environment | May 12, 2012 PM | Related China Story:Hail disaster

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Water pollution

River water becomes blood red in Shaoxing of Zhejiang Province

Chinese netizens reveal that the river water beside a textile factory in Shaoxing of Zhejiang Province appears blood red due to heavy water pollution. Read More

Environment | May 9, 2012 AM | Related China stories:Water pollution

China Drought

Severe drought persists in central and eastern China

BEIJING, May 29 -- China's National Meteorological Center on Sunday kept its 'yellow alert' for the persistent drought that is plaguing many central and eastern provinces of China Read More

Environment | May 29, 2011 AM | Related China stories:China Drought

Elevated lead level

Elevated blood lead levels found in dozens in Zhejiang

Dozens of people living near a battery plant in Deqing County, Zhejiang Province in East China have dangerously elevated blood lead levels, according to medical tests carried out since March. Read More

Environment | May 14, 2011 PM | Related China stories:Elevated lead level

Cancer village

Cancer village Shangba - village of death

Shangba (Chinese: 上坝) is an agricultural village in Guangdong. Recently, the village has come to be known as China's 'Village of Death' among the hundreds of cancer villages in China due to the extremely high incidence of cancer in its population. Read More

Environment | Dec 4, 2010 AM | Related China stories:Cancer village

Cancer village

Cancer hangs over villages along Huai River

Cancer rates have surged in mainland China since the 1990s to become the nation's biggest killer. Environmental activists estimate that there are at least 100 cancer villages in China in which cancer rate is considerably higher than average level due to heavy pollution. Read More

Environment | Dec 3, 2010 PM | Related China stories:Cancer village

Pollution in China

Pollution in China - Appalling photos

Various forms of pollution (especially air pollution and water pollution) have increased as China is being industrialized. Although China has taken some action, overall the situation keeps deteriorating. Here are some appalling photos showing the heavy pollution in China. Read More

Environment | Dec 3, 2010 AM | Related China stories:Pollution in China

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