Skip to main content

Science News | Technology News | CTV News



Sign up for the latest news on climate change and environmental issues in Canada and around the world

Climate and Environment

16 dead, 18 missing in flash flood in western China

A sudden rainstorm in western China triggered a landslide that diverted a river and caused flash flooding in populated areas, killing at least 16 people and leaving 18 others missing, Chinese state media said Thursday.

Men wearing face masks ride on a scooter under an upturned umbrella in the rain in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. Some were killed with others missing after a flash flood in western China Thursday, as China faces both summer rains and severe heat and drought in different parts of the country. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

China cuts power to factories, homes as reservoirs fall

Factories in China's southwest have shut down and a city imposed rolling blackouts after reservoirs to generate hydropower ran low in a worsening drought, adding to economic strains at a time when President Xi Jinping is trying to extend his hold on power.