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Lesser Known Asian Mountain Ranges Led To Expansion Of Gobi Desert
2013-12-11 13:01:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers say two lesser known mountain ranges in Central Asia helped lead to the arid conditions that regions like the Gobi Desert face today. Scientists speaking at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco say the formation of the Hangay and the Altai mountain ranges may have led to the expansion of Asia’s largest desert. "These results have major implications for understanding the dominant factors...

Overgrazing Is Turning Parts Of Mongolian Steppe Into Desert
2013-09-06 13:27:48

Oregon State University Overgrazing by millions of sheep and goats is the primary cause of degraded land in the Mongolian Steppe, one of the largest remaining grassland ecosystems in the world, Oregon State University researchers say in a new report. Using a new satellite-based vegetation monitoring system, researchers found that about 12 percent of the biomass has disappeared in this country that’s more than twice the size of Texas, and 70 percent of the grassland ecosystem is now...

Tyrannosaurus Bataar Fossil Finally Returns Home To Mongolia
2013-05-07 09:56:57

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nearly a year after a dinosaur fossil was first reported stolen from Mongolia it is finally being returned to its rightful owner. US authorities in New York have returned the remains of the 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus bataar to the Mongolian government. The skeleton, which was looted from the Gobi Desert, was illegally smuggled into the US by Eric Prokopi, who later sold the fossil at an auction in NYC for a cool $1.1...

Two New Species Of Worm Discovered In Gobi Desert
2013-04-09 13:53:48

Pensoft Publishers The 'Mongolian Death Worm', called olgoi-khorkhoi by the local population is a legendary animal with an unconfirmed existence that has preoccupied the imagination of the inhabitants and travelers in the region. It is said to inhabit the southern Gobi Desert where it terrorizes travelers with its deadly abilities to project acid that, upon contact, turns anything it touches yellow and corroded. Two new sub-species of earthworms, Eisenia nordenskioldi mongol and E. n....

2012-12-20 00:20:58

SHANGHAI, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With VisionChina Media's (Nasdaq: VISN) common stock having lost more than 95 percent of its value in the past two years, a new web site, SaveVisionChina.com, has been launched that allows stakeholders to contact the Company's independent directors to press for meaningful change. Those independent directors are: Yanqing Liang, Director of Beijing Zhonghe Qingrun Investment Co., Ltd. Xisong Tan, Chairwoman of Hairun Ogilvy Entertainment Distribution...

2012-09-19 02:22:16

BAAR, Switzerland, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Manas Petroleum ("Manas") (TSX-V: MNP; OTCBB: MNAP) announces that its subsidiary, Gobi Energy Partners LLC., plans to spud its second well in Mongolia on September 20, 2012. Although Gobi Energy had originally planned to drill its first well - Ger Chuluu A1 - to a depth of 1,200 meters, it stopped drilling at a depth of 1098 meters without having encountered any seal. Well costs should amount to approximately USD 1.1 million. Gobi Energy...

Rare Dinosaur To Be Returned To Mongolia After Illegal Sale
2012-06-19 09:52:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com A million-dollar rare dinosaur will likely be returned to its rightful owners after it had been brought into the US illegally and sold to an anonymous bidder at auction last month, according to the US government, which has filed a lawsuit to force return of the fossil to Mongolia. The US lawsuit, filed in New York federal court, follows a restraining order placed on the sale of the dinosaur -- a Tyrannosaurus bataar (or Tarbosaurus) -- by Mongolian...

2012-06-19 02:24:33

BEIJING, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- VisionChina Media Inc. ("VisionChina Media" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: VISN) today reported that on Friday, June 15, 2012, a New York State trial court issued a ruling denying the motion of venture capital firms Gobi Partners ("Gobi") and Oak Investment Partners ("Oak") for summary judgment regarding their claim for $60 million in post-closing consideration in connection with the January 2010 sale to VisionChina Media of Digital Media...

2012-03-13 03:58:00

SHANGHAI, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Gobi Partners, a venture firm based in China and Singapore, has achieved a 60% IRR for its Gobi Singapore Fund with the sale of its minority stake in CIB Development, a leading online operator of games in Malaysia and Singapore, to Asiasoft, a leading Southeast Asian online gaming firm listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. The total consideration for the transaction is SGD11 million in cash, for 61.7% of CIB Development, which is...

2011-12-29 11:04:03

Winters in the Gobi desert are usually long and very cold but the winter of 2009/2010 was particularly severe, a condition Mongolians refer to as “dzud”. Millions of livestock died in Mongolia and the re-introduced wild Przewalski´s horse population crashed dramatically. Petra Kaczensky and Chris Walzer from the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology (FIWI) of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have used spatially explicit loss statistics, ranger survey data and...


Latest Gobi Desert Reference Libraries

Mongolian death worm
2013-11-27 09:51:18

The Mongolian death worm is a cryptid that is claimed to inhabit the Gobi Desert. It lives underground in hibernation except for the months of June and July. It will surface from its underground habitat when it rains and soaks the ground. It is alleged to kill its prey from a distance. It either sprays an acidic venom that dissolves anything it touches, or by an electrical discharge. According to legend, touching the worm will cause severe pain or instant death. Locals have claimed that...

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2010-02-03 16:14:24

Nomingia is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. It was discovered in the Bugin Tsav Beds around the Gobi Desert. It is named for the Nomingiin Gobi, which is part of the nearby Gobi Desert. It was described in 2000 based on several skeletal fragments. The type species is N. gobiensis. Nomingia was a medium-sized theropod with beaked jaws and possibly a display crest. Nomingia is characterized by the fused vertebrae at the end of the tail that forms a unique mass....

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2009-08-18 22:05:50

Citipati, meaning "funeral pyre lord", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Mongolia. It is known from the Djadokhta Formation in the Gobi Desert. It is one of the best known oviraptorids thanks to a number of well preserved fossils, some of which have been found in brooding positions on top of egg nests. These findings help solidify the link between non-avian dinosaurs and birds. It was first described by James M. Clark, Mark Norell, and Rinchen...

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