Features Analyses
- Major earthquake slams southwest China
An earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale jolted Wenchuan County of southwest China's Sichuan Province at 2:28 PM on May 12. Tremors were felt in a large part of the country.
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- Myanmar cyclone death toll rises to 77,738
The death toll from Cyclone Nargis has risen sharply to 77,738 in Myanmar, the state television reported in a night broadcast on May 16, a fortnight after the disaster hit the country.
Tropical cyclone | Chinese aid | Disaster relief work
- Algae threatens 320,000 people in Anhui
Blue-green algae has appeared in Chaohu Lake, China's fifth largest body of fresh water and the drinking water source for about 320,000 people. The lake has been severely polluted recently.
Chaohu Lake | Algae outbreak |  Government response
- Guerrilla war on garbage
Experts forecast the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games will create more than 10,000 tons of garbage. Living up to the Green Olympics tag will depend on efficient waste disposal.
Charging standard | Trial scheme | Beijing Olympics
- Blue-green algae outbreaks likely to occur again
Outbreaks of blue-green algae, which sparked last year's water pollution crisis in Wuxi in Jiangsu province, may hit the Taihu Lake again this summer, say some scientists and top environmental officials.
Taihu lake | Government response | To draw lessons
- North China suffering worst drought in five years
The northern region has been hit by the most severe drought in five years. The drought has spread fast and many areas are facing challenges in releasing stored water to offset the shortage.
Spring sandstorms | Government response | Climate change
- China reports drops in energy consumption, pollution
China reported drops of energy consumption and pollutant emission in 2007, a positive move toward its five-year environmental goal, Premier Wen said in his government work report to the 11th NPC.
Full coverage |  Environment & Energy  | Green proposals
- China's polluted sea area almost doubles
The State Oceanic Administration has issued a report saying China's offshore sea area suffering from serious pollution now exceeds 160,000 sq km, almost doubling in size over the past decade.
Marine sector | Danger to big cities | Climate change
- Snowy weather damages 18.6-mln-hectare forest
The extreme weather that hit China in recent weeks has damaged 18.6 million hectares of forest in 19 snow-afflicted provincial regions, according to the State Forestry Administration.
Heavy snowfalls | Government response | Weather forecast
- China issues bad weather warning
The Emergency Management Office of the State Council issued a circular on Jan. 21, calling for local governments to be alert on low-temperature and heavy snowfalls across the country.
Heavy snowfalls | Weather warriors | Weather forecast
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