Families affected by huge slip that buried Xinmo village say they are concerned by a lack of information and the fate of orphaned children Frustration grew on Monday among family members of victims of a landslide that buried a mountain village in southwestern China, with some complaining about a lack of information and asking why they had not been moved from an area prone to land slips. At least 93 people remain missing, along with 10 confirmed dead, after a landslide , in mountainous Sichuan province, as dawn broke on Saturday.
Rescue operation launched in Sichuan province after more than 60 homes in Xinmo village were engulfed by avalanche of rock More than 100 people were feared dead after a landslide buried more than 100 villagers in south-west China’s Sichuan province. Chinese state media said more than 60 homes were covered in rock and mud in Xinmo, a remote village in north Sichuan.
Rescue operation is under way in Sichuan province after more than 40 homes in Xinmo village were engulfed by landslide At least 15 people have been killed and about 100 are believed to be still buried in the debris after a landslide in south-west China’s Sichuan province. Chinese state media announced on Saturday that more than 60 homes had been covered in mud and rubble as dawn broke in Xinmo, a remote village in north Sichuan. The debris slid 800 metres (half a mile) down a steep slope to block a 2km stretch of river and 1.6km of road, according to the official state news agency, Xinhua. More than 1,000 workers were involved in the rescue effort, including more than a hundred medical staff.
A landslide has engulfed most of a village in Sichuan province, south-west China, leaving more than 140 people feared buried. Hundreds of rescue workers began moving tonnes of rock and shale in the village of Xinmo in the hope of finding survivors. One family of three managed to escape as the landslide hit their home
Rescue operation is under way in Sichuan province after more than 40 homes in Xinmo village were engulfed by landslide More than 140 people are feared to have been buried by a landslide in south-west China, officials have said. The landslide from a nearby mountain engulfed more than 40 homes and a hotel in Xinmo, a village in Sichuan province, at about 6am local time (2300 BST), the Mao county government said.
Those living outside in Phoenix are most vulnerable to the dangerous and possibly deadly effects of a scorching heatwave swallowing the south-west
The man was not wearing any shoes, and he was crawling along the baking asphalt with socks on his hands. That was how David Lee Witherspoon Jr, president of a food pantry, found him while driving through Phoenix last week. The man told Witherspoon he had left his home without any footwear after a fight, though Witherspoon thought he might have been homeless. Then he had taken off his socks to remove some burrs, but the road surface was so scorching he was forced onto all fours. Luckily Witherspoon had some spare sneakers in his car, and helped the man put them on.
Global warming will not affect everyone equally. Here we look at seven key regions to see how each is tackling the consequences of climate change It could have been the edge of the Sahara or even Death Valley, but it was the remains of a large orchard in the hills above the city of in southern Spain last year. The soil had broken down into fine white, lifeless sand, and a landscape of rock and dying orange and lemon trees stretched into the distance. A long drought, the second in a few years, had devastated the harvest after city authorities had and farmers were protesting in the street. It was a foretaste of what may happen if temperatures in the Mediterranean basin continue to rise and desertification grows.
Officials warn that some fires could resume after giant blaze ravaged tens of thousands of hectares around Pedrógão Grande Forest fires raging in Portugal since the weekend, which have killed more than 60 people, have been brought under control, the civil protection agency says. The giant blaze broke out initially at Pedrógão Grande and spread to adjacent areas including Góis, Pampilhosa da Serra and Arganil.
Lethal risks of extreme weather are under-reported and government must stop cutting public awareness funds Hundreds of people across the UK are likely to be killed by a natural disaster this week, but their deaths will not be the subject of ministerial statements or newspaper reports, even though a failure of government policy is partly responsible. The heatwave conditions are causing preventable deaths partly because large swaths of the population wrongly believe that extremely hot days are becoming less common.
Dramatic temperatures of up to 120F (nearly 49C) are expected across Arizona, Nevada and California amid one of the highest heatwaves recorded in the region. Temperatures are for workers, air transportation and power grids. Authorities have cautioned that the heat poses a to the elderly, the sick, the homeless, and migrants crossing the Sonoran desert into the US. shows climate change has escalated the risk of heatwaves around the world
As the first day of summer rolls in, states such as Arizona face temperatures of up to 120F that are causing trouble for transport, the power grid and workers The first day of summer was expected to bring some of the worst heat the south-west US has seen in years, forcing flights to be canceled, straining the power grid and making life miserable for workers toiling in temperatures that could reach 120F in Phoenix. Arizona is seeing some of the most dramatic temperatures Tuesday, but the heat wave is being felt across Nevada and California, too. It comes as researchers say deadly heat waves like this one are going to grow more frequent.
Senate inquiry starts as report into political, military and humanitarian risks of climate change across Asia Pacific released As the Senate launches an inquiry into the national security ramifications of climate change, a has warned global warming will cause increasingly regular and severe humanitarian crises across the Asia-Pacific. , written by the , forecasts climate change could potentially displace tens of millions from swamped cities, drive fragile states to failure, cause intractable political instability, and spark military conflict.