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Studies of ant populations in Borneo reveal an unexpected resilience to areas of rainforest degraded by repeated intensive logging, a finding which conservationists hope will lead governments to conserve these areas rather than allow them to be cleared and used for cash crop plantations.
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Increasing winter temperatures are causing the Himalayan glaciers in Kashmir to melt at an "alarming" rate, harming water supplies to areas of India and Pakistan, says a new study.
HUIZHOU, China, July 23 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group, Inc., (NYSE Amex: NIV) (''NIVS'' or ''the Company''), an integrated consumer electronics company that designs, manufactures, markets and sells intelligent audio and video products, today announces key recognition by the Guangdong government. NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group, Inc.
VIENNA, Va., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation announced today that INDUS Vice President Mike Mullen has been elected by representatives of the Industry Advisory Council's (IAC) 550+ member companies to the IAC Executive Committee in the role of Vice Chair At-large.
CFO recognized for Financial Excellence VIENNA, Va., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation announced today that CFO Don Shoff has been named to the Washington SmartCEO magazine's SmartCFOs 2009.
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Two people were killed and 50,000 residents of China's Hainan province were evacuated after four days of torrential rains caused flooding, officials said.
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China To Raise Three Gorges Project's Water Level"] YICHANG, Sept.
Paektu Mountain, also known as Baektu Mountain or Changbai Mountain, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of China and North Korea. At an elevation of 9,003 feet, it is the tallest peak on the Korean Peninsula and in northeastern China, as well as the tallest peak in the Baekdudaegan and Changbai mountain ranges. The volcano is a popular tourist area for many South Koreans and foreign travelers. Paektu Mountain is a cone shaped volcano that holds a large caldera that...
The Sulu Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba menagei) is a species of bird within the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It is native to the island of Tawi-Tawi and its surrounding islets within the Philippines’ Sulu Archipelago. This species is known from two specimens that were collected in 1891, and has not been recorded with certainty since then. It resides in primary and secondary forests that have a closed canopy. It is of medium size with a short tail. Bright metallic green colored feathers...
The Kurilian bobtail, also known as the Curilsk Bobtail or the Kurilean bobtail, among many other names, is a breed of domestic cat that is sometimes considered a breed group by some registries. The origin of this breed has been claimed by Kamchatka, Sakhalin Island, Russia, and Japan, but it is thought to have originated on the Kuril Islands. The first members of the breed occurred naturally on the islands as a shorthaired variant about two hundred years ago, but the modern variant has only...
The Persian Gulf is located in the western part of Asia between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. It’s an addition to the Indian Ocean. The Gulf was the focal point of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, which each side assaulted the other’s oil tankers. In the year 1991, the Persian Gulf again was the background for what was known as the “Persian Gulf War” or otherwise known as the “Gulf War”, despite the fact that this disagreement was mainly a land conflict, when Iraq raided Kuwait...
Yunnanosaurus, meaning "Yunnan lizard," is a genus of prosauropod dinosaur from the Early to Mid Jurassic Period. This was perhaps one of the last living prosauropods of the time. It was discovered by Yang Zhongjian in the Lufeng Formation of Yunnan, China. The find consisted of twenty incomplete skeletons, including two skulls, and were excavated by Tsun Yi Wang. The type species, Y huangi, was named by C.C. Young in 1942, and created the family Yunnanosauridae based on the findings as a...
- One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.