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  1. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Floods threaten Pakistan’s cotton fields, Srinagar ‘drowned completely’

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... are believed to be stranded in different places." Srinagar has also been hit by looting, leading some householders to risk their lives in the floods to protect their property. Jamal Ahmed Dar, who ...

  2. News - China - DISASTER

    Hainan villagers weren't warned how devastating superstorm Rammasun would be

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... at the National Marine Environmental Forecasting Centre. Both Zhang and Li said that their jobs were finished after they issued warning signals to provincial authorities. Zhang said that because Hainan ... and rises in sea level. He noted that the US National Weather Service maintained a system to predict storm surges. "China's National Marine Environmental Forecasting Centre doesn't ...

  3. News - China - DISASTERS

    Another 'super typhoon' on the way as Matmo follows hot on the heels of deadly Rammasun

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Reuters, AFP, Bloomberg, Teddy Ng

    ... Keqiang said the priority was protecting lives and moving people to safety as early as possible, according to the government website. Internet users offered assistance. One Weibo message called ...

  4. News - China

    Second snowfall in Beijing fails to clear air for Lantern Festival

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 07:50pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... of polluted air has covered the city since Wednesday morning, as readings from the new official air quality index issued by the Beijing environmental monitoring centre hit between 200 to 250. ... maximum was 1c. Experts from Beijing environmental monitoring centre told Xinhua that the heavily polluted weather was expected to last for a few days ande residents were being advised to take ...

  5. News - China

    Where has Beijing gone? Thick smog engulfs northern China

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 10:57am by Staff Reporter

    ... Environmental Protection Department. Similar levels of heavy pollution were reported for cities across northern China on Thursday, with Hebei province, which surrounds Beijing, being the worst hit. “It is expected that air pollution in Beijing will remain heavy during the day time today… people are advised to stay indoors as much as possible,” China’s state TV quoted Beijing’s environmental ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Tourists use picture perfect billboard as pollution mars Hong Kong harbour views

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by ANDREA CHEN AND AMY NIP

    ... and higher air pollution. Tam said visibility would improve today when winds were expected to turn southwesterly. According to the Environmental Protection Department's Air Pollution Index, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Smog clogs Hong Kong’s skyline as ‘very high’ pollution levels recorded

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 03:02pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... of the trapping of local pollutants, in particular nitrogen dioxide, in the territory under the light wind coupled with the high regional background pollution Dave Ho Tak-yin, Principal Environmental ... and 200 means the pollution level is very high and that people with heart or respiratory illnesses may notice a mild aggravation of their condition, according to the Environmental Department. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SEVERE TYPHOON USAGI

    Guangdong hunkers down for Typhoon Usagi

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by HUIFENG HE

    ... Administration. The mainland's National Marine Environmental Forecasting Centre had already issued a red alert, its strongest warning. Guangdong had beefed up its disaster relief forces and more than ...

  9. News - Asia

    Desperation in Tacloban, city at eye of storm, as food and water run short

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:46am by AFP

    ... it was putting together resources to assist 1.2 million people, including food, hygiene kits, emergency shelter and protection. It asked for donations to be made at worldvision.org ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Wipha kills 17, but mostly spares Tokyo and nuclear power plant

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 11:40am by Reuters

    ... no new problems at the plant, which is on the coast 220 kilometres north of Tokyo. The storm dumped heavy rain and it had to be pumped out of protective containers at the base of about 1,000 ...




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