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After the Floods, China Found a Target for Its Pain: Foreign Media

After extreme flooding in central China last week destroyed homes, engulfed subways and killed at least 73, the ruling Communist Party found a convenient outlet for the public’s pent-up emotions: […]




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As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must.

China’s breakneck growth over the last four decades erected soaring cities where there had been hamlets and farmland. The cities lured factories, and the factories lured workers. The boom lifted […]




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Climate Crisis Turns World’s Subways Into Flood Zones

Follow our live coverage of extreme weather and climate change.Terrified passengers trapped in flooded subway cars in Zhengzhou, China. Water cascading down stairways into the London Underground. A woman wading […]







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Your Thursday Briefing

Good morning. We’re covering catastrophic floods in China, a shift by governments to a new pandemic normal and protests over water shortages in Iran.Floods trap train passengers in ChinaAt least […]




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Watching Earth Burn

I have a pastime, one that used to give me considerable pleasure, but lately it has morphed into a source of anxiety, even horror: earth-watching.Let me explain.The earth from space […]