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  1. Has landslide threat halted dam's finale?

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But now another factor has emerged - landslides. Some scientists say that as water rises the equilibrium of the soil structure on the banks is destroyed. This raises the risk of landslides ... to Outlook, a magazine run by Xinhua. The report quoted Xu Xingjian, a landslide expert in Chongqing, saying that if water continued to rise, the town of 3,000 must evacuate. Wang Bolin, party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697683/has-landslide-threat-halted-dams-finale
  2. Landslide education added to curriculum

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Government engineers and geologists have developed a teaching package featuring 3D demonstrations of local landslides for geography students under the new senior secondary ... safety, landslides, geology and geomorphology in Hong Kong, the teaching kit is part of the department's public education efforts to raise awareness of slope safety and landslides among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681826/landslide-education-added-curriculum
  3. Eight children among 23 dead as huge landslide buries homes

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Twenty-three migrants, including eight children, were confirmed dead in a massive landslide in the northern province of Shanxi. The remains of 12 males and 11 females were ... The task force had come to a preliminary conclusion that the landslide was triggered by a loess collapse and was therefore a natural disaster, the report added. Loess is a geological term ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698677/eight-children-among-23-dead-huge-landslide-buries-homes
  4. Four dead, 50 missing after Sichuan landslide

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Fifty people are missing and four were confirmed dead after a massive landslide in a mountainous area of Sichuan province yesterday. The local disaster relief headquarters said most of the missing were workers on a highway construction project in Kangding county, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Xinhua reported that the landslide occurred at 3am, triggered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687704/four-dead-50-missing-after-sichuan-landslide
  5. 80 buried in massive Chongqing landslide

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui At least 80 people have been buried in a landslide at an iron ore mining area in the southwestern municipality of Chongqing yesterday, according to the local government. ... in Wulong- a remote mountainous area in Chongqing- received calls for help after the landslide, which happened at around 3pm, buried six households and a quarry in the Tiekuang 'iron mine' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682746/80-buried-massive-chongqing-landslide
  6. Four killed, dozens injured as landslide knocks train off track

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau At least four people were killed and more than 91 injured when a landslide caused a passenger train to derail just before dawn yesterday in Guangxi province. Xinhua reported that the train came off the track at about 4.30am near Zhailong village in Liucheng county. An initial investigation found that the train derailed after hitting rocks from the landslide, which had buried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688318/four-killed-dozens-injured-landslide-knocks-train-track
  7. Three Gorges slope fuels landslide fears

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to trigger landslides. Reports about the slope, comprising more than 3.6 million cubic metres of earth, in Chongqing's Yunyang county have fuelled concerns about geological hazards caused ... landslide could still be triggered by rainstorms and the receding water of the reservoir. Local officials and geological experts were quoted by the Chongqing Evening News this week as saying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676264/three-gorges-slope-fuels-landslide-fears
  8. 72 still missing as mine owner arrested after landslide tragedy

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Hundreds of police and rescue workers were still searching for 72 people who were buried alive in a landslide in an iron ore mine in remote Wulong county, Chongqing, as police ... to be safe, because they did not turn up for work. Friday's landslide prompted President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao to order an all-out rescue effort. Vice-premier Zhang Dejiang, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682935/72-still-missing-mine-owner-arrested-after-landslide-tragedy
  9. 8 dead, thousands homeless after torrential rain lashes Sichuan

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... other counties. A total of 1.88 million people have lost their homes as heavy rain caused landslides that damaged houses, many of them recently built. Qingchuan county, a mountainous area where 800 people from two villages were buried in landslides in last year's quake, had 417mm of rainfall in three days until Friday- a new historical record, Xinhua said. The People's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687244/8-dead-thousands-homeless-after-torrential-rain-lashes-sichuan
  10. Record storm caused HK$578m in economic losses, Greenpeace says

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bill'. Worked out by Greenpeace, the bill showed insurance claims alone accounted for more than HK$354 million, and emergency works required after landslides cost another HK$120 million. Flight ... costs from the heavy rainstorm and much data was unavailable. 'We tried to obtain the costs of urgent works to remove debris or repair slopes after the some 160 landslides that day, but we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682982/record-storm-caused-hk578m-economic-losses-greenpeace-says

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