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2008-09-02 09:00:21

Rising seawaters lapping at windowsills on south China island NANNING, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of people living on a south China island fear rising sea levels may soon take their homes and their livelihoods. The sea is eating into the 25-square-kilometer Weizhou Island, submerging beaches, coastlines and buffer forests. The 15,000 residents of the island, 20 nautical miles south of Beihai City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, have seen the seawater creeping inland for the...

2008-07-17 09:00:37

One dead, three missing after boat capsizes off east China coast WEIHAI, Shandong, July 16 (Xinhua) -- A fishing boat capsized early Wednesday at sea area off Weihai City, in east China's Shandong Province, leaving one person dead and three others missing. The boat, registered in northeastern Liaoning Province, sank after colliding with another vessel about 37 kilometers east of Rongcheng Bay. All the seven people on the boat fell into the water. Rescuers dispatched by Beihai Rescue...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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