Tag Archives: Environment

  • Qinghai-Tibet Railway boosts Tibet’s economy

    Over the past decade, the 2000-kilometre railway linking Xining, capital of Qinghai Province, and Lhasa, capital of the Tibet region, has brought a big difference to the lives of people living in Tibet. ...

  • India’s Supreme Court orders disaster fund for drought-hit zones

    Justice Madan B. Lokur also lashed out at the government over a lack of preparedness for the drought, which has struck at least 10 states across the country. ...

  • China begins construction of Tibet’s biggest dam

    The Suwalong hydropower project at the junction of Mangkam county in Tibet and Batang county in Sichuan province has a design capacity of 1.2 gigawatts. ...

  • China says new Tibet railway project will not harm environment

    "The border belongs to our motherland. We Tibetans have the responsibility to guard it well" -- Padma Choling, vice party secretary of Tibet. ...

  • World’s most polluted capital, Delhi, to resume car ban in April

    New Delhi will restart draconian driving restrictions that will take around a million cars off the roads, to combat air quality in the world's most polluted capital, ...

  • Quake fault straining underneath Kathmandu: study

    A massive underground fault line which ruptured last year, causing a killer earthquake in Nepal, is still under tremendous strain underneath Kathmandu. ...

  • Wildfire claims more than 100 homes in Australia

    A bushfire which flared on Christmas Day has destroyed more than 100 homes in southern Australia, and officials warned the losses could have been worse. ...

  • Beijing issues second red alert ahead of smog

    Beijing issued its second-ever red alert for smog Friday ahead of severe pollution forecast to hit China's capital, weeks after putting emergency response plan into action. ...

  • Euphoria as landmark Paris climate deal adopted

    Cheering envoys from 195 nations on Saturday approved a historic accord in Paris to stop global warming, offering hope that humanity can avert catastrophic climate change. ...

  • Chennai grapples with deadly flood aftermath

    Residents in India's southern Tamil Nadu state Saturday were grappling with the aftermath of devastating floods as authorities stepped up relief work following the worst deluge in decades that killed over 250 people. ...