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2008-10-02 12:06:52

Excerpt from report by Uzbek privately-owned newspaper Biznes- Vestnik Vostoka on 2 October On 26 September 2008, representatives of energy companies from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan discussed creating a regional electricity transmission model, which was developed with help from the US agency for international development (USAID).

2008-10-02 12:03:53

Text of report by Uzbek privately-owned newspaper Biznes-Vestnik Vostoka on 2 October Uzbek Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov has made a speech at a round table meeting dedicated to the UN millennium development goals at the UN headquarters in New York.

2008-10-02 00:00:10

By GINNY WARE Students at South Devon College will be learning extra lessons in eco-friendliness thanks to the official opening of a fourth century tent at the Paignton site.

2008-09-29 09:00:28

Uzbekistan urges reasonable use of water resources in Central Asia UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov on Saturday called for reasonable use of water resources in Central Asia so as to prevent ecological damages to the region. "...

2008-09-26 00:00:18

A college has installed an eco-friendly yurt on its campus as a way to practise what it teaches. South Devon College's environment and land-based section installed the portable tent-like structure as its new classroom for students studying environmental courses.

2008-09-25 12:00:37

Text of report by state-owned Turkmen TV Altyn Asyr channel on 25 September Team of specialists of the Lebapnebitgazgurlusyk [Lebap oil and gas construction] directorate are speeding up the construction of the major Kukurtli-Balguyy gas pipeline [in central Turkmenistan].

2008-09-23 15:00:29

Text of report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website Bishkek, 23 September: A conference on Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik and Turkmen energy, agriculture and water resources issues was held in the city of Almaty on 18-19 September.

2008-09-23 06:00:29

OKLAHOMA CITY and DALLAS, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OGE Energy Corp. and Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.

2008-09-22 09:00:49

Turkmenistan-China natual gas pipeline to go into operation on schedule: president ALMATY, Sept.

2008-09-19 06:00:26

Azerbaijan, along with other Central Asian gas producing countries, has to make a swift choice with regard to NABUCO project, Turan's analytical piece has concluded.

Latest Central Asia Reference Libraries

Mediterranean Black Widow, Latrodectus tredecimguttatus
2013-10-09 12:38:45

The Mediterranean Black Widow (Latrodectus tredecimguttatus), known also as the Steppe Spider, is a species of widow spiders within the genus Latrodectus. It is commonly found throughout the Mediterranean region, ranging from Portugal to southwest and central Asia. Specimens from central Asia are also known by the binomial name Latrodectus lugubris; that name, however, is considered out of date, though it is still commonly found in the literature. Many consider this spider a Latrodectus...

Kazakh Steppe
2013-04-18 23:05:43

The Kazakh Steppe, alternatively called Kirghiz Steppe, ecoregion located in the Palearctic Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands Biome, is a wide region of open grassland in the northern part of Kazakhstan and adjacent portions of Russia, stretching eastwards to the Pontic steppe and to the west of the Emin Valley steppe, with which it creates part of the Eurasian steppe. The steppe stretches out more than 2,200 kilometers from the area east of the Caspian Depression and north of...

Pontic-Caspian Steppe
2013-04-18 22:55:55

The Pontic-Caspian Steppe is the massive steppeland that stretches from the northern shores of the Black Sea as far east as the Caspian Sea, from western Ukraine across the Southern Federal District and the Volga Federal District of Russia to western Kazakhstan, creating part of the larger Eurasian steppe, adjacent to the Kazakh steppe towards the east. It’s a portion of the Palearctic temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands ecoregion of the temperate grasslands, savannas, and...

2009-07-01 13:55:01

The Palearctic or Palaearctic is one of Earth's eight ecozones. This region is the largest ecozone on Earth. It includes the regions of Europe, Asia (north of the Himalayan foothills), northern Africa, and the northern and central regions of the Arabian Peninsula. The Palearctic includes mostly boreal forest and temperate climate regions, which are found throughout Eurasia from western Europe to the Bering Sea. There are five sub-regions of the Palearctic: European-Siberian, Mediterranean...

2009-07-01 11:16:49

The yellow sac spider (Cheiracanthium punctorium) is a spider that is found from Central Asia to central Europe. The yellow sac spider can reach about 0.6 inches in length. This spider can penetrate the human skin. The bite of this spider may feel similar to a wasp sting though it may be a bit more severe, however susceptible persons may have stronger reactions such as nausea. Female yellow sac spiders build about a 4 centimeter egg-sac in tall grass. It is aggressively defended and opens...

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