Climate models are not good enough, researcher says
Only a few climate models were able to reproduce the observed changes in extreme precipitation in China over the last 50 years. This is the finding of a doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
South China prepares for more storms after 24 die
Southern China was warned Friday to prepare for more heavy rain and hailstorms after 24 people died when severe weather lashed five provinces, including a "super-tornado" in one city and egg-sized hailstones.
Pigs in southern China infected with avian flu
Researchers report for the first time the seroprevalence of three strains of avian influenza viruses in pigs in southern China, but not the H5N1 avian influenza virus. Their research, published online ahead of print in the ...
China's BYD hopes for turnaround with Si Rui sedan
(AP)—Chinese automaker BYD Co. may be hoping that Si Rui (pronounced suh-ray), the name for its new midsize sedan, translates into turnaround. The ailing company, which counts billionaire Warren Buffett ...
NASA sees Tropical Storm Son-Tinh fill the Gulf of Tonkin
Tropical Storm Son-tinh made landfall in northern Vietnam is and is curving to the northeast to track over southern China. NASA's Aqua satellite revealed powerful thunderstorms around the storm's center before ...
Fossil discovery sheds light on one of evolution's greatest unsolved mysteries: The origin of jaws
The origin of jaws marks one of the biggest events in our deep evolutionary history, yet how and when this occurred is still one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of modern science. New fossil discoveries coming out of Southern ...
Hong Kong to tighten power plant emission limits
Hong Kong on Friday announced new targets in its bid to cut emissions from power plants, part of an ongoing effort to tackle air pollution in the Chinese city that is regularly covered in smog.
Geochemical analysis of Chinese rocks used to better understand the Permian-Triassic mass extinction
(Phys.org)—University of Cincinnati professor Thomas J. Algeo, working with a team of Chinese scientists, has established a tight link between repeated episodes of volcanic activity and environmental degradation ...
Mother of cultivated rice came from China's Pearl River
The mother of all cultivated rice was grown on China's Pearl River, according to a DNA "map" published on Wednesday
Taiwan, China get first undersea cable link
The first undersea telecommunications cables linking Taiwanese and mainland Chinese territory have been completed, a company official said Thursday, amid fast warming ties between Taipei and Beijing.
Age of fossil teeth from Longgupo Cave determined with combined ESR/U-series
A Sino-France research team reported preliminary dating results of seven herbivorous fossil teeth from different archaeological layers of the lowest geological unit (C III) of Longgupo Cave site, Wushan County, ...
Bid to revive Hong Kong's last incense plantation
He may not be able to resuscitate Hong Kong's long-dead incense trade but entrepreneur Chan Koon-wing is at least hoping to save the tree that gave the city its name centuries ago.
NASA's sighting of hot towers indicated Typhoon Vicente's rapid intensification
Rapid intensification of tropical cyclones is still somewhat of a mystery to forecasters, but one marker that NASA scientists confirmed is when "hot towers" appear within a tropical cyclone as they did in ...
'Dead or alive' bounty offered for China piranhas
Authorities in southern China have moved to quash a bizarre piranha threat, offering bounties and free bait amid fears the aggressive South American fish has invaded a river, state media said on Thursday.