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Death toll rises and thousands flee homes as floods hit China
Torrential rainfall and burst rivers swamp Henan cities, with commuters trapped on subway trains

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent, and Helen Davidson in Taipei

21, Jul, 2021 @11:05 AM

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Beijing hit by third sandstorm in five weeks
Dust blown in from drought-hit areas to the north sends pollution soaring to twice the hazardous level

Helen Sullivan and agencies

16, Apr, 2021 @1:36 AM

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Monsoon rain puts pressure on China’s Three Gorges dam
Some parts of China had double the normal amount of rainfall in June and July

Alessio Martini

05, Aug, 2020 @8:30 PM

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Mangkhut: Storm leaves more than 100 injured in Hong Kong
More than 100 injured in Hong Kong and 2.4 million flee in Guangdong

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Bangkok, Lily Kuo in Beijing and Carmela Fonbuena in Manila

17, Sep, 2018 @3:39 AM

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Unsurvivable heatwaves could strike heart of China by end of century
China’s northern plain - home to 400 million people - will be struck repeatedly by deadly heatwaves if climate change is not curbed

Damian Carrington Environment editor

31, Jul, 2018 @3:28 PM

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Pollutionwatch: Air contamination drops by 30% in China
WHO database lowers Beijing’s particulate ranking from 40th worst in world to 187th, as coal plants flagged as key culprit

Gary Fuller with Yiqun Han, King’s College, London

24, May, 2018 @8:30 PM

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World weatherwatch: Paris hit by floods and east Asia by snow
Cyprus has also had a taste of winter with heavy snow in the mountains

Alessio Martini, MetDesk

31, Jan, 2018 @9:30 PM

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Dust on desert winds reduces air pollution
Weatherwatch Study of Gobi sand blowing over east China finds air stagnates and human-made pollution rises when dusty winds die down

Kate Ravilious

20, Jun, 2017 @8:30 PM

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When smog hits the headlines
Weatherwatch January’s smog broke recent records, but while glib comparisons with Beijing can result in action, they are also misleading

Gary Fuller

12, Feb, 2017 @9:30 PM

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Hurricane Matthew closes in on south-east US after Haiti target
World Weatherwatch Florida, Georgia and South Carolina in path of hurricane which caused devastation in the Caribbean country of Haiti

Hannah Masterson (MetDesk)

05, Oct, 2016 @8:30 PM

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Rain swamps China regions breaching dykes and causing landslides
Weatherwatch Rainfall of up to 200mm is recorded in Hunan province, the effect bolstered by the impact of Typhoon Nepartak nearby

​Tom Tobler (MetDesk)

20, Jul, 2016 @8:30 PM

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China braces as super typhoon Nepartak kills three in Taiwan
Winds of 200km as 37,000 people evacuated on China’s eastern coast and flights and trains cancelled

Staff and agencies

09, Jul, 2016 @1:42 AM

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