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Devoured: How sand mining devastated China's largest freshwater lake

Jul 19 2021

Over two decades, dredging ships have sucked massive amounts of sand from the bed and shores of Poyang Lake in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi, drastically altering the ability of its ecosystem to function.

The messy business of sand mining

Feb 19 2021

From Shanghai to Seattle, the world's cities are built on massive amounts of sand.

Factbox: How the novel coronavirus has evolved

Dec 10 2020

SYDNEY As the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has swept across the world, killing more than 1.5 million people over the past year, it has mutated into seven major groups, or strains, as it adapted to its human hosts.

REFILE-FACTBOX-How the novel coronavirus has evolved

Dec 10 2020

SYDNEY, Dec 10 As the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has swept across the world, killing more than 1.5 million people over the past year, it has mutated into seven major groups, or strains, as it adapted to its human hosts.

Up in smoke: California wine country counts cost of wildfire damage

Oct 05 2020

When a wildfire swept down California's Napa Valley in August, winemaker Patrick Elliot-Smith stayed put, fighting the encroaching flames with water pumps and laying fire breaks around his vines in a battle with nature that lasted three days.

Explainer: Reaching herd immunity in a viral pandemic

Sep 16 2020

SYDNEY The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought "herd immunity" to the public consciousness, kindling hope the phenomenon can help slow or even end the outbreak.

Explainer: Reaching herd immunity in a viral pandemic

Aug 21 2020

SYDNEY The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought "herd immunity" to the public consciousness, kindling hope the phenomenon can help slow or even end the outbreak.

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