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Wild asses are descendants of the original ancestors of the horse and the donkey, but unfortunately most species of wild ass are now in danger of extinction.
A herd of young birdlike dinosaurs met their death on the muddy margins of a lake some 90 million years ago, according to a team of Chinese and American paleontologists that excavated the site in the Gobi Desert in western Inner Mongolia.
Text of report in English by Mongolian news agency Montsame website [by S. Batbayar] Ulaanbaatar: South Gobi Energy Resources Ltd announced that higher than expected coal deposits have been discovered at its Ovoot Tolgoi site [central-southern Mongolia, near Chinese border].
Excerpt from report in English by Mongolian newspaper The UB Post website on 24 July [by B. Bulgamaa] Thursday, 24 July: Twenty-eight per cent of Mongolia is covered under exploration and mining licences, research by the Open Society Forum shows.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese technicians have artificially generated heavy rainfall to wash a layer of sand and dust off Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency said on Friday.
SEOUL (Reuters) - A sand storm that covered homes and streets in the Chinese capital with a brownish-yellow dust has clogged the air over the Korean peninsula, weather officials said on Tuesday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Police rescued more than 100 tourists trapped in buses during a heavy sandstorm in China's remote northwest, Xinhua news agency said on Monday.
An exchange program between the Nature Conservancy and the Mongolian government is trying to preserve some of the planet's best remaining grassland ecosystems.
China plans to launch two astronauts into orbit on its second manned space flight as early as this week, using the occasion to trumpet its ambitions as a global power. State media say the launch might happen Thursday - almost exactly two years after the first Chinese manned space mission in 2003 - but the date hasn't been confirmed by the government.
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...
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....
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...