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Basketball Star Yao Ming Is UNEP's First Environmental Champion

Article: Basketball Star Yao Ming Is UNEP's First Environmental Champion

BEIJING, China, August 9, 2008 (ENS) – Chinese and NBA basketball star Yao Ming, who carried the Chinese flag in Friday’s opening ceremony for the 2008 Olympic Games, has accepted an invitation from the UN Environment Programme to become its first Environmental Champion. “I am delighted and greatly honored to accept the UN Environment Programme’s…

Scientists Identified Earthquake Faults in Sichuan Last Year

Article: Scientists Identified Earthquake Faults in Sichuan Last Year

CHENGDU, China, May 18, 2008 (ENS) – Six days after the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that rocked southwest China’s Sichuan province, the death toll has risen to 32,476 nationwide, the emergency response office under the State Council said today. The number of injured now stands at 220,109, the officials said, according to the state news agency…

China Quake Kills Thousands, Students Buried

Article: China Quake Kills Thousands, Students Buried

BEIJING, China, May 12, 2008 (ENS) – A massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 shook Wenchuan County in southwest China’s Sichuan Province at 2:28 pm Monday, said the State Seismological Bureau. More than 300 aftershocks were registered after the quake, which rocked skyscrapers in Shanghai, hundreds of miles away. The shocks were reported as…