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Nature.com   18 May 2021   China  
<p>Now that they know the general landing location of China&rsquo;s Zhurong Mars rover, scientists are rushing to analyse satellite images and geological maps to pinpoint intriguing features. Of particular significance is a possible mud volcano &mdash; a type ...
Nature.com   15 May 2021   China  
<p>China&rsquo;s Tianwen-1 spacecraft, currently in orbit around the Red Planet, has dropped its lander and rover &mdash; named Zhurong after a Chinese mythological god of fire &mdash; completing the most perilous stage of its ten-month mission.<br />According ...
Global Construction Review   30 March 2021   China   Shanghai  
<p>The Taihu tunnel, China&rsquo;s longest and widest underwater highway, will open to traffic before the end of the year, according to Third Harbour Engineering, the contractor building it.<br />The tunnel will stretch for almost 11km under Lake Taihu, China&rsquo;s ...
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RT Question More   02 November 2020   China   Zhejiang Province  
<p>A project to construct China&rsquo;s first undersea high-speed rail tunnel in eastern Zhejiang Province was approved on Monday, according to The Paper digital newspaper. Investments in the project will amount to over $4 billion.<br />Construction of the ...
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Asia Times   28 July 2020   China  
<p>People in cities along China&rsquo;s Yangtze River, which have already been inundated with water, are now scrambling to shore up embankments and dykes before the Three Gorges Dam releases more water and towns are swamped again by the third big flood this ...
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