Sheriff: 'Glee' actor Naya Rivera missing in California lake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California lake will be closed while they search its waters for “Glee” star Naya Rivera, authorities said Thursday. The Ventura County Sheriff's Depart...

Dam in China's Hangzhou opens all 9 floodgates for first time in history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With torrential rain and massive flooding ravaging much of southern China, the Xin'anjiang Dam on Wednesday (July 8) opened all nine of its floodgates, causing 12 vill...

Rescuers seek 9 people missing in central China landslide

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers in central China were searching Wednesday for nine people left missing in a landslide triggered amid widespread flooding across much of the country. The disa...

Doctors say experimental treatment may have rid man of HIV

A Brazilian man infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense experimental drug therapy aimed at purging hidden, dormant vir...

Flooding kills 2, disrupts entrance exams in southern China

BEIJING (AP) — Severe flooding and heavy rains have killed at least two people in southern China and disrupted the first day of widely anticipated college entrance exams being held one month late beca...

China announces 'No. 1 Flood' for Three Gorges Dam headwaters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As torrential rain ravages southern China for the second straight month, the government has issued a number for a massive flood of the Yangtze River Basin, which threatens...

Earthquake sparks fears of landslides above Three Gorges Dam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An earthquake that struck Sichuan early on Thursday morning (July 2) has sparked fears that it could cause landslides that could further imperil China's Three Gorges D...

China admits to 'floodwater discharge' from Three Gorges Dam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After videos of flooding in cities below the vaunted Three Gorges Dam surfaced over the weekend and residents complained that they were being sacrificed to save the dam, t...

Worsening drought forces state of emergency in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Monday declared a state of emergency as a worsening drought creeps across the U.S. territory amid a coronavirus pandemic. More ...

Flooding below China's Three Gorges raises questions about dam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Massive flooding seen above and below the Three Gorges Dam is putting its purpose and stability into question. In addition to generating electricity, one of the major s...

Russian nickel producer admits pollution in Arctic tundra

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian metallurgical company said Sunday that it improperly pumped wastewater into the Arctic tundra and that it has suspended the responsible employees. The statem...

Ethiopia says set to begin filling disputed dam in 2 weeks

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia on Saturday said it is set to begin filling a $4.6 billion hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile within the next two weeks and that construction will continue, hours...

Egypt, Sudan: Ethiopia won't fill disputed dam before accord

CAIRO (AP) — The leaders of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed that Ethiopia will refrain from filling its new hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile next month and return to talks aimed at reaching an...

Sudan warns window closing in Nile dam dispute, asks UN help

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sudan has joined Egypt in asking the U.N. Security Council to intervene in a dispute over Ethiopia’s newly built hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile, warning that the window for t...

Expert warns China's Three Gorges Dam in danger of collapse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As torrential rains in China continue to wreak havoc on more than 24 provinces, notable Chinese hydrologist Wang Weiluo (王維洛) has questioned the safety of the massive Thre...