As another chemical plant in China explodes, authorities in Beijing ponder plans to move about 1,000 facilities away from population centers
Tropical cyclones may cause flooding in yet more places
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Rising temperatures are threatening urban areas, but efforts to cool them may not work as planned
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Global warming doubled the risk of dry conditions in the Golden State
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Researchers linked dated graffiti about droughts in a cave in China to physical evidence in the cave of the water shortages, such as changes in ratios of stable isotopes in specific layers of stalagmites ...
Soldiers and rescue workers in gas masks and hazard suits searched for toxic materials in China's port of Tianjin on Sunday, days after explosions flattened part of a national development zone...
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Two huge explosions tore through an industrial area where toxic chemicals and gas were stored in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin, killing at least 50 people, including at least a dozen fire fighters...
Two massive explosions caused by flammable goods ripped through an industrial area in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin late on Wednesday
Huge explosions hit an industrial area of the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin late on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and triggering a blast wave felt kilometres (miles) away, Chinese media reported...
Two of the most populous nations—China and India—are building hundreds of dams in a violently active geologic zone
Japan switched on a nuclear reactor for the first time in nearly two years on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to reassure a nervous public
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Tropical cyclone Soudelor may be a taste of super typhoons to come
A typhoon battered China's east coast on Sunday, killing eight people and forcing authorities to cancel hundreds of flights and evacuate more than 163,000 people.