natural disasters

People pick tea leaves at a tea plantation in Changsha, Hunan province, China
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Insured crabs, tea help China’s farmers avoid weather losses

HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) –  Ma Rongda, a tea grower for nearly 30 years, knows how badly his business can be affected by extreme weather. But when heavy snow and cold hit his tea garden earlier this year, Ma was not as worried as he used to be.

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The Great Tangshan Earthquake, the largest of the 20th century by death toll
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24 Rare Images of 1976 Great Tangshan Earthquake

Tangshan earthquake. Tangshan is a largely industrial city in northeastern Hebei province and suffered an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 (7.5 according to official reports) at … Read more