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China to launch 12 weather satellites by 2020


March 3rd, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) China will launch 12 meteorological satellites before 2020 to boost the country's weather monitoring capabilities, an official said Saturday.The satellites would be among 14 scheduled to ... Read more...

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China launches meteorological satellite


January 13th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 13 (IANS) China Friday successfully launched a meteorological satellite.The satellite was launched from southwestern Xichang satellite launch centre. Capable of continuous meteorological monitoring and sending maritime and water ... Read more...

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China sea levels to rise up to 130mm


November 16th, 2011 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 16 (IANS) Sea levels near China will rise up to 130 millimetres in the coming two decades due to global warming, a national scientific report has observed.The rise ... Read more...

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China safe from radiation leaking from reactors in Japan say officials


March 16th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): Officials in China have said that the country will not be affected by the wide dispersion of radiation from leaking reactors in Japan, in the next three ... Read more...

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Snowfall eases drought in China


February 11th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) Widespread snowfall in the past two days has helped ease a severe drought gripping China's winter wheat producing regions, said officials.The snowfall occurred in the areas along ... Read more...

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China’s 2010 weather most extreme in a decade


December 31st, 2010 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) China experienced the most severe weather in 2010, compared to the ones in the past decade, a weather official said.The number of extremely high temperature days and extreme ... Read more...

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At least 107 killed in China torrential rains


July 14th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): At least 107 people have been killed and 59 are missing following torrential rains and severe flooding in ten provinces along the Yangtze River in China.According ... Read more...

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Sandstorm sweeps across northwest China, three killed (Lead)


April 26th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) A huge sandstorm sweeping across northwest China for the past two days has left three people dead and destroyed property worth 550 million yuan ($80 million), officials said ... Read more...

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Rainfall brings relief to drought-hit Chinese province


March 29th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) Cloud seeding brought rainfall over the weekend in drought hit Yunnan province in southwest China, a media report said Monday. Meteorologists, however, said the light to moderate rainfall will ... Read more...

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Global warming making Tibet’s environment much more fragile than before


March 6th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 6 (ANI): Reports indicate that the impact of global warming is affecting the ecological environment of Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, accelerating glacial shrinkage, reducing snow and increasing land ... Read more...

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Total solar eclipse in most of China


July 22nd, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Chongqing (China), July 22 (Xinhua) A total solar eclipse was observed at many places in China Wednesday morning, officials said. At 9.15 a.m., many places in the upper reaches of China's longest river, ... Read more...

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China has enough wind power to meet its electricity demand


June 18th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 18 (ANI): China's potential wind power resources alone are sufficient to meet its entire electricity demand, the country's top wind power research institute has said.Xiao Ziniu, the director of the ... Read more...

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China employs artificial means to create rains in drought-hit provinces


February 9th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): China has employed artificial means to create rains in at least seven provinces to alleviate a rare drought that has hit the areas.Reports from the China ... Read more...

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China creates artificial rain in drought-hit provinces


February 8th, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 8 (Xinhua) China employed artificial means to cause rainfall in seven provinces Saturday to ease drought, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) said Sunday. Weather-control officials fired 2,392 artillery shells and launched ... Read more...

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Overcast but favourable weather for Olympics opening ceremony


August 7th, 2008 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing , Aug 7 (ANI): A spokesman of the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) has said that the weather at the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony will mainly be overcast but favourable.Yu Xinwen ... Read more...

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The ‘bride’ is ready - but will rain spoil Olympic party?


August 7th, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Tarun Basu Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) This 2,000-year-old capital city, eager to present its sleek ultra modern look to the world, is all dressed up for China's long awaited coming-out party -- ... Read more...

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China will artificially change its weather if rain interrupts Beijing Olympics opening ceremony


July 16th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): A Chinese meteorology official has said that if bad weather threatens the opening ceremony of Beijings Olympic Games on August 8th, China has the capability to ... Read more...

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China launches second weather satellite for the Olympics


May 27th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Taiyuan (China), May 27 (Xinhua) China Tuesday launched its second Olympic weather forecasting satellite, the Fengyun-3, to ensure timely weather forecasts during the Olympics. The satellite was launched on a Long March-4C ... Read more...

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High-tech weather systems for Olympic torch relay on Everest


February 1st, 2008 - 7:32 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, February 1 (ANI): With a view to obtaining timely and accurate weather information before and during the Olympic torch relay, which will reach a height of 8,300 metres on the ... Read more...

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China will be severely tested by rising sea levels, warns expert


November 23rd, 2007 - 4:45 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov.23 (ANI): Rising sea levels and falling river water volumes - as forecast in the latest UN report on climate change - could drastically alter weather patterns and cause huge ... Read more...

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China facing a major global warming threat, say scientists


November 16th, 2007 - 2:32 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov.16 (ANI): Chinese scientists have warned that the country faces a major challenge in tackling the threat of global warming, adding that the climate is likely to get warmer and ... Read more...

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