Secondary disasters such as mudslides and dam-related crises may occur in the days or even months after Saturday's earthquake, threatening the safety of residents and rescuers, geologists warn.Monday, 22 April, 2013, 11:13am
Only two bodies have been found so far at a Tibetan mine where a massive landslide wiped out a camp of 83 mine workers on Friday, state media reported. There were no survivors.31 Mar 2013 - 5:56am
More than 200 million years ago, toothy crocodile-like creatures stalked a hot, dry mega-continent while squid-like mollusks with spiral shells drifted in the surrounding ocean. Then, in what passes for an instant in geologic time, they vanished - making way for the age of the dinosaurs.24 Mar 2013 - 4:43am
Last month, in a quiet residential suburb east of Tampa, Florida, the earth opened up and swallowed a man. Jeff Bush, 37, was tucked up in bed late on a Thursday evening when his entire bedroom floor simply gave way with a deafening crash that his brother, in the room next door, later described as "like a truck hitting the house".10 Mar 2013 - 2:53am
A man from Gansu province, studying at the Beijing Institute of Technology, complained to authorities in the capital on Tuesday after his 54-year-old mother was taken away by officers at the Beijing Railway Station while trying to return home on November 12.22 Nov 2012 - 4:26am
Nearly 1,500 years ago a tsunami triggered by a rockfall swept Lake Geneva, engulfing its shores with a wall of water up to 13 metres high, Swiss scientists reported.
The incident suggests Geneva and Lausanne remain vulnerable today, as do other cities on the edge of mountain lakes and high-sided fjords, they said on Sunday.30 Oct 2012 - 4:05am
What is it? Situated more or less in the centre of Kenya, Solio Lodge may just have the largest hotel grounds in the world. It is set in a ranch that stretches over 45,000 acres, of which 17,000 are given over to a game conservancy and Africa's most successful rhino-breeding reserve.20 Oct 2012 - 11:34pm
Planet earth may be 4.5 billion years old, but that does not mean she cannot serve up a shattering surprise now and again.28 Sep 2012 - 3:52am
The haphazard history that gave Hong Kong some of the most valuable real estate in the world has just got more random. Geologists announced yesterday that we are only here thanks to an extraordinary volcanic eruption.31 Aug 2012 - 5:59pm
The man behind the discovery of Hong Kong's supervolcano remembers the moment he realised he was on to something big - the explanation for the city's unique landscape.31 Aug 2012 - 5:52pm
Car sales have cooled on the mainland, potential homebuyers have been delaying purchases and there's less track being laid for high-speed rail lines these days.
Manufacturing data point to a weak outlook, and construction of affordable housing is running behind schedule.23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The whole morning is like a lesson in natural selection. First, there is a sly competition to see who can get in the queue for the boats out to Urbina Bay on Isabela island.13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Mongolia Energy, the controversial coal miner controlled by tycoons Cheng Yu-tung and Simon Lo Lin-shing, saw its share price plunge 12.2 per cent yesterday after posting a HK$4.83 billion net loss for the year.4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Some of Asia's most creative jewellery designers will be at Brilliant, a diamond exhibition taking place at Masterpiece London this weekend.
Michelle Ong of Carnet and Wendy Yue - both from Hong Kong - as well as Taiwan-born, New York-based Anna Hu and Cindy Chao are showing the best of their work.29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Surprising as it may be, 'Asia's World City' Hong Kong is not twinned with any other major city in the world. However, this has not stopped it from partnering with a small Northern Irish county called Fermanagh.24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am