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Two More Cities in China’s Henan Issue Highest Flood Warning After Thousands Died in Provincial Capital
The cities of Xingyang and Changyuan in central China's Henan Province have raised flood control levels from I to II, the highest in the country's four-tier scale, as local authorities warn that floods of unprecedented...
The Dixie Fire burns in the hills on August 17, 2021 near Milford, California. The Dixie Fire has burned over 604,000 acres, has destroyed over 1,000 homes and threatens thousands more.
California Fires Rage On
Northern California continues to reel under blazing forest fires. Ten days ago, the town of Greenville was decimated by Dixie, the nation’s largest wildfire. Officials have warned of new blazes erupting across the West due...
16 Found Alive in Rubble Three Days After Earthquake Rattles Haiti
On Tuesday, August 17, Hatian rescuers scouring the debris left behind after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the area on August 14, pulled 16 people alive from the rubble, according to Haiti’s Civil Protection agency. ...
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Dixie Fire Continues to Ravage California, 1 Million Acres Charred
California’s single largest wildfire flame in history, the “Dixie Fire,” is causing widespread disaster in the state. Around 400 homes and other structures have been burned to the ground by the fire that has been...
Already Facing Food Shortages, Thousands of North Koreans Forced to Evacuate Amid Heavy Rain and Flooding
Days of heavy rain have forced the evacuation of thousands of North Koreans and has resulted in the destruction of over one thousand homes while relentless rain flooded swaths of farmland in a country that...
A Volatile Planet: Volcanic Activity Is More Pervasive Than one Might Presume
Interest has been stirred in volcanoes recently after Indonesian photographer Gunarto Song, on a mission to capture the awesome spectacle of Mount Merapi’s eruption, chanced to capture a meteor striking the volcano in an instantly...
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Typhoon Lupit Makes Landfall Twice in China, Skips Taiwan, Forces Evacuation of Over 300,000 in Japan
Typhoon Lupit, which was active in the Pacific region from August 2 to August 9, made landfall twice in China before forcing the evacuation of more than 300-thousand people in the prefectures of Hiroshima, Shimane...
Damaged cars rest on debris after heavy rains hit the city of Zhengzhou causing floods in China's central Henan province on July 21, 2021.
Historic Floods In Henan Province Unearth Persistent Problem of Poor Infrastructure in China
The recent catastrophic flooding throughout Henan province has highlighted China’s persistent problem of poorly constructed infrastructure, which many believe contributed significantly to the death and destruction wrought by the flooding. Official tallies, which are widely...
Taklamakan, the driest region in China, got flooded from heavy rainfall and melting mountain snow.
Communist China Grapples With Another Weather Disaster As Driest Region Floods
Taklamakan Desert in southwest Xinjiang is the driest region in all of China. At 130,000 square miles, it is just slightly smaller than Germany and slightly bigger than New Mexico. It features a cold desert...