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Science Alert   20 December 2019   China  
<p>When scientists at the Dalian Natural History Museum in China copped a load of a fossil unearthed in the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation, they couldn't believe their eyes. The eight-legged beastie looked like nothing anyone had seen before. Exceptionally ...
Los Angeles Times   18 November 2019   China   Pingyao County  
<p>BEIJING &mdash; A gas explosion inside a coal mine in northern China has killed 15 miners and left nine injured, authorities said Tuesday.<br />The blast occurred Monday afternoon at a mine operated by the Feng Yan Group in Shanxi province&rsquo;s Pingyao ...
Filed under: Mining News
Ryukyu Shimpo   25 September 2019   China   Okinawa  
<p>September 17, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo<br />(Nago) As of September 16, it was confirmed that a landslide occurred near the U.S. military&rsquo;s Henoko Ordnance Ammunition Depot facing Oura Bay in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture.<br />The landslide occurred right next ...
Aljazeera   28 July 2019   China   Guizhou  
<p>At least 36 people have died in a landslide that struck a village in southwest China, with 15 others still missing days after the disaster hit, according to state broadcaster CCTV.<br />The landslide late on Tuesday in Pingdi village, in Guizhou province's ...
Daily Mail   10 June 2019   China   Guangxi  
<p>A massive mudslide sent huge boulders down the side of a mountain just metres away from a residential complex in a Chinese city today.</p> <p>Terrifying footage shows the mountainside collapsing next to several tower blocks in Fujian Province in south-eastern ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
Caixin Global   22 May 2019   China   Bohai Sea  
<p>Chinese engineers may soon start boring deep beneath the Bohai Sea to build the longest underwater tunnel on earth, embarking on another ambitious super project to increase connectivity in Northeast China.<br />A plan to construct an undersea tunnel linking ...
Mail Online   20 November 2018   China  
<p>The Yangsigang Bridge boasts a single span of 1,700 metres (5,577 feet) over the Yangtze River and will cost a whopping eight billion yuan (&pound;900 million) to construct.<br />The bridge's span is 221 metres (725 feet) shorter than that of Japan's Akashi ...
Filed under: Construction News
How stuff works   31 October 2018   China  
<p>The world's longest sea-crossing bridge has opened, connecting mainland China to Hong Kong. The 34-mile (55-kilometer) bridge cost $20 billion, took nine years to construct and will reduce travel time between its three terminal locations along the Pearl ...
Filed under: Construction News
The Straits Times   29 October 2018   China  
<p>BEIJING (AFP) - Nineteen miners have been confirmed dead in east China following a mining accident earlier this month that trapped 22 people, state media reported on Monday (Oct 29).<br />The tunnel where the miners were working was blocked at both ends ...
Filed under: Mining News
The Guardian   22 October 2018   China  
<p>The world&rsquo;s longest sea bridge is set to open this week, linking the cities of Hong Kong and Macau to the Chinese mainland as part of a broader contentious plan to integrate the special administrative regions into China.<br />The $20bn Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau ...
Filed under: Construction News