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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    World marks hottest June since 1880 as temperatures soar in China

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:14pm by Ernest Kao, Kathy Gao, Danny Mok, AFP

    ... Ernest Kao, Kathy Gao, Danny Mok and Agence France-Presse After warmest June on record, there's no relief in sight, with parts of China also roasting Yes, HK's hot- hotter than ever- so is the world Last month was the world's hottest June since records began in 1880, US government scientists said, as authorities warned that temperatures in southern China could top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557153/world-marks-hottest-june-1880-temperatures-soar-china
  2. News - China - WEATHER

    Severe damage and casualties as Super Typhoon Rammasun pummels southern China

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 07:01am by Andrea Chen, Patrick Boehler

    ... than 217,000 residents had been evacuated from fishing boats, low-lying areas and buildings in Hainan, and about 30,000 in Guangdong, Xinhua said, quoting disaster relief authorities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555950/super-typhoon-rammasun-hit-southern-china-friday
  3. News - China - WEATHER

    Dozens killed as torrential rains lash the south

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:06am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com More heavy downpours likely in Guangdong in the coming days, meteorologists warn Dozens killed as torrential rains lash the south At least 26 people were killed and three others are missing after southern provinces were hit by heavy rains and landslides, state media reported yesterday. Weather authorities also warned that torrential rains were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538551/dozens-killed-torrential-rains-lash-south
  4. News - China

    Shenzhen residents slam authorities after city paralysed by floods

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:49am by He Huifeng, Clifford Lo

    ... He Huifeng and Clifford Lo Drainage system called into question after heaviest downpour in six years causes chaos and an estimated 80 million yuan in damage Shenzhen residents furious over flooding Shenzhen residents have criticised the city's drainage system after floods paralysed the city. Authorities said up to 430mm of rain fell on Sunday, the heaviest downpour in six years, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1510882/shenzhen-residents-slam-authorities-after-city-paralysed-floods
  5. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricanes with feminine names are more deadly, study finds

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... said co-author Sharon Shavitt, a professor of marketing. Researchers also found that when they asked people to imagine being in the path of a hurricane named Alexandra, Christina or Victoria, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524736/hurricanes-feminine-names-are-more-deadly-study-finds
  6. News - China

    800 flee forest fire; two die of heatstroke as China gripped by 40C temperatures

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... been largely controlled, with only a few areas till in flames. All kindergartens were shut down in Wehai, on the eastern tip of Shandong, as authorities urged children to stay at home. ... Kung Tang Shiu Kin Sports Ground on Fuk Man Road brought him to hospital. In Beijing, authorities raised the hot weather alert to red, the highest in the four-level scale. The mercury climbed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521463/2-reported-dead-heatwave-grips-nation
  7. News - World - WEATHER

    Flooding in Bosnia causes new landmine danger in Balkans

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:27am by AP

    ... runs along the Croatia border and meets the Danube in Serbia. The Danube then flows through Bulgaria and Romania into the Black Sea. Authorities say that, before the flooding, hidden mines ... dam. "We will work with Croatia and Serbia on the problem," Obradovic said. Authorities have spent two decades trying to unearth the one million landmines planted during the war. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1515129/flooding-bosnia-causes-new-landmine-danger-balkans
  8. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Flooding in Shenzhen cripples rail link from Hong Kong to Guangzhou

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:50am by ZHAUNG PINGHUI, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... on the Longhua district of northern Shenzhen by 7pm, according to the Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau. "We were alerted by the mainland authorities that services had to be cancelled because of bad ... it was the heaviest rain since 2008. The authorities in Shenzhen repeatedly urged residents to stay home throughout the day as roads and streets across the city were inundated. The local government received ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510155/downpour-shenzhen-cripples-rail-link-hong-kong-guangzhou
  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    No casualties as cyclone slams into Queensland coast, but alerts remain

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 01:33pm by AFP

    ... the catastrophic impact of a category five, there will be impacts and hurt to people's lives." As authorities started the clean up in the wake of the storm, cyclone warnings remained in force ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1478256/australia-avoids-worst-cyclone-ita-more-wind-rain-due
  10. News - World - WEATHER

    Californian Governor Jerry Brown declares drought emergency

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 06:16am by Reuters

    ... and I'm calling all Californians to conserve water in every way possible." The move will allow him to call for conservation measures and provide flexibility in deciding state water ... pitching in". He warned that mandatory conservation programmes may have to be initiated. In a sign of the severity of the drought, some of the state's reservoirs are at their lowest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1408601/californian-governor-jerry-brown-declares-drought-emergency

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