NEW DELHI/BEIJING: While Delhi continues to debate the 'tough' anti-pollution measures announced by the city government, China's capital Beijing on Monday issued its first "red alert" on air pollut

China has announced that it has completed a major hydropower dam on the Brahmaputra, called Yarlung Zangbo, in Tibet.

Beijing: China’s wealthy are making a beeline for the Antarctic.

Beijing: With rescuers finding 11 bodies more than two days after a goldmine subsided in Tibet, hopes of saving the remaining 72 miners receded with unnamed officials saying on Sunday they were feared dead. Hampering operations was the break down of the excavator and severe damage to the narrow roads leading to the mine following the landslide.

The workers are buried 30 metres deep into the mine. Many rescuers were found digging into the debris with bare hands, state media said, adding that two of the buried workers were Tibetans, and that two were women. The administration said all the workers in the gold mine in Maizhokunggar County, 68 km from the regional capital of Lhasa, had been identified. The landslide covers an area of three sq km at the Jiama Copper Gold Polymetallic Mine.

H7N9 Variant, Which Has Never Been Seen In Humans Before, Infects One More Person

Beijing: Two Shanghai men have died from a little-known strain of bird flu in the first known human deaths from the strain and a third is under treatment, Chinese official sources said on Sunday. Both the deaths took place in Shanghai in early March, according to delayed information released by health authorities.

Yellow Alert Issued As Dense Smog Covers Large Parts Of China; Traffic Hit

Beijing: Chinese meteorological authority has issued a yellow alert for fog indicating dangerous levels of smog in China’s northern and western regions, including major cities like Beijing and Chengdu. It said parts of China were facing the worst recorded pollution. A news agency quoted Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Center website saying the density of PM2.5 particulates had surpassed 700 micrograms per cubic meter in many parts of the city. The World Health Organization considers a safe daily level to be 25 micrograms per cubic meter.
Earlier, the centre had reported that PM2.5, which indicates air quality, had touched the 500 point in some of the monitoring stations.

Landscape changes were measured in two watersheds of western Himalayas over a period of 17 years using satellite images. Whereas the total forest cover was found to have been altered, there was substantial shift

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