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Lakes form after landslides in quake-hit areas
Twenty-one lakes have formed after landslides blocked rivers in Sichuan, but they "do not pose a serious danger at the moment", state media reported the provincial vice-governor as saying. The death toll from the tragic earthquake of May 12 reached 34,073 on Monday.
West monitors Chinese nuclear sites for quake damage
The main Chinese centres for designing, making and storing nuclear arms lie in the earthquake zone, leading Western experts to look for signs of any damage that might allow radioactivity to escape, the New York Times reported on Friday.
周一中国四川省发生的7.9级地震中的死亡人数已经攀升到约2万 人。同时，中国政府还说， 震中附近的近400座水坝已遭破坏。 周三中国已派出部队堵塞水库裂缝和开放水闸，以防止地震灾区出现洪灾。
Chinese troops rush to plug dam cracks
As the death toll from Monday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Sichuan province climbed to more than 19,500, the Chinese authorities said that almost 400 dams around the quake epicentre had been damaged. Troops scrambled on Wednesday to plug cracks and open sluices to prevent flooding in already devastated communities.
Sichuan hydropower project damaged by quake
The devastating earthquake that hit southwest China on Monday caused severe cracks in the dam at the Zipingpu hydropower plant, state media reported on Wednesday. The 7.9 magnitude quake is now reported to have killed nearly 15,000 people.
South China braces for first typhoon of year
Thousands of fishing boats have been called back into harbour as the southern Chinese provinces of Hainan and Guangdong brace themselves for typhoon Neoguri, which is expected to make landfall on Friday night or Saturday morning.
Snow storms destroy 'one tenth of China's forests'
Recent winter storms damaged around one-tenth of China's forests, with 90% of forests ruined in the hardest-hit regions, Reuters reported state media as saying on Saturday.