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2013-07-09 11:39:47

New quasi-experimental research finds major impact of coal emissions on health A high level of air pollution, in the form of particulates produced by burning coal, significantly shortens the lives of people exposed to it, according to a unique new study of China co-authored by an MIT economist. The research is based on long-term data compiled for the first time, and projects that the 500 million Chinese who live north of the Huai River are set to lose an aggregate 2.5 billion years of...

2008-07-26 12:00:35

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "New Flood Peak Appears on Huaihe River"] HEFEI, July 26 (Xinhua) - Nearly 3,000 people in east China's Anhui Province have been patrolling the embankments on the upper middle reaches of Huaihe River while a new flood peak was passing by early on Saturday. The flood peak, the second this year, reached Wangjiaba, a key hydrological station on the upper middle reaches of Huaihe River, at 4...

2006-05-30 12:12:36

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's longest river is "cancerous" with pollution and rapidly dying, threatening drinking water supplies in 186 cities along its banks, state media said on Tuesday. Chinese environmental experts fear worsening pollution could kill the Yangtze river within five years, Xinhua news agency said, calling for an urgent clean-up. "Many officials think the pollution is nothing for the Yangtze," Xinhua quoted Yuan Aiguo, a professor with the China University of...

2006-05-30 00:25:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's longest river is "cancerous" with pollution and rapidly dying, threatening drinking water supplies in 186 cities along its banks, state media said on Tuesday. Chinese environmental experts fear worsening pollution could kill the Yangtze river within five years, Xinhua news agency said, calling for an urgent clean-up. "Many officials think the pollution is nothing for the Yangtze," Xinhua quoted Yuan Aiguo, a professor with the China University of Geosciences, as...

2006-01-03 23:51:52

BEIJING (Reuters) - The first lawsuit seeking compensation for pollution of China's second longest river has been successful, a state newspaper said on Wednesday, as Beijing faces a growing water crisis. Almost three-quarters of the Yellow River, the cradle of early Chinese civilization, was so polluted it was not safe for drinking or swimming, state media said last year. Three companies in the northern region of Inner Mongolia agreed to pay a total of 2.3 million yuan ($285,100) for...

2005-09-19 23:50:00

BEIJING -- The residents of Huangmenying village are poor, even by Chinese standards, but more and more are opting to splash out for bottled water rather than drink from local wells. Well water, they say, gives you cancer. Their fears are backed by the unusually large number of cancer cases in this village of fewer than 2,500 in central Henan province. The village gets most of its water from a fetid tributary of the Huai River, probably the most polluted stretch of water in China. Kong Heqin,...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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