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2008-09-29 12:00:35

KUNMING, China, Sept. 29 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Dou Jinming, Development and Reform Commission deputy director of Kunming, Yunnan said today that Kunming will take the lead in developing the solar energy industry ( http://www.new-energy-supply.com/ ) in China, thereby popularizing it across the whole country. Kunming is aiming to become a solar energy demonstration city with the characteristics of a solar energy industry base in China. (Logo:...

2008-09-29 12:00:29

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Coal Mine Accident Kills Six in Southwest China"] Kunming, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) - A coal and gas outburst left six miners dead in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Monday, local authorities said. The accident happened at about 3:30 p.m. at the Xiaowuqie Coal Mine in the Zhaxi Township of Weixin County, a county government spokesman said, providing no further details. It was not...

2008-09-19 09:00:40

Chlorine-sickened workers out of danger in SW China KUNMING, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- A local government spokesman said on Thursday that 71 people were in stable condition following Wednesday's chlorine leak at a chemical plant in southwest China's Yunnan Province. Among those sickened, 24 were being treated in hospitals and 47 others were under medical observation. Doctors said one person had been seriously poisoned and six slightly poisoned, while 64 had skin irritation. The leak...

2008-09-12 09:00:24

China to repair 6,240 reservoirs by 2010 KUNMING, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- China would finish repairing 6,240 mid-size and small at-risk reservoirs by the end of 2010, said the Water Resources Minister Chen Lei. Chen made the remarks here at a working conference in the capital city of southwest China's Yunnan Province. Senior water officials said these reservoirs are "weak points" in the country's flood control work. More than 2,300 of the most at-risk reservoirs have been repaired...

2008-09-11 09:00:33

Nine rescuers hospitalized following SW China coal mine gas blast KUNMING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Nine rescuers were poisoned by carbon monoxide while down in a pit trying to save four colleagues who were trapped following a coal mine gas blast in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Tuesday. The gas explosion occurred on Tuesday afternoon at Tengda Coal Mine of Yiliang County, in the city of Zhaotong. The mine managers immediately sent 13 employees down the pit for rescue work. The...

2008-09-11 09:00:33

Coal mine gas blast kills five in SW China KUNMING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Five people had been confirmed dead in a gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China's Yunnan Province, a local government spokesman said Wednesday. The accident happened at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Hengda Coal Mine in Yiliang County of Zhaotong City, leaving one person injured, another missing and four others trapped underground. On Wednesday afternoon, rescuers recovered the five bodies of the...

2008-09-10 15:00:26

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Coal Mine Gas Blast Kills Five in SW China"] Kunming, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) - Five people had been confirmed dead in a gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China's Yunnan Province, a local government spokesman said Wednesday. The accident happened at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Hengda Coal Mine in Yiliang County of Zhaotong City, leaving one person injured, another missing and four...

2008-09-10 09:00:34

Coal mine gas blast kills one, traps four in SW China KUNMING, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- A gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Tuesday afternoon killed one and left four others trapped underground, a local government spokesman said. The accident happened at about 4:40 p.m. at the Hengda Coal Mine in Yiliang County of Zhaotong City. One injured person was rescued and taken to hospital, and rescue efforts were underway for the four trapped people. (c) 2008...

2008-09-10 06:00:21

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Nine Rescuers Hospitalized Following SW China Coal Mine Gas Blast"] KUNMING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) - Nine rescuers were poisoned by carbon monoxide while down in a pit trying to save four colleagues who were trapped following a coal mine gas blast in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Tuesday. The gas explosion occurred on Tuesday afternoon at Tengda Coal Mine of Yiliang County, in the city...

2008-09-09 15:00:30

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) KUNMING, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) - A gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Tuesday afternoon killed one and left four others trapped underground, a local government spokesman said. The accident happened at about 4:40 p.m. at the Hengda Coal Mine in Yiliang County of Zhaotong City. One injured person was rescued and taken to hospital, and rescue efforts were underway for the...


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Asian Badger, Meles leucurus
2013-01-01 11:07:20

The Asian badger or sand badger (Meles leucurus) is native to The Korean Peninsula, China, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Its range includes Mongolia and the Urals in the southeast portion of Russia. It prefers a habitat within open woodlands with deciduous vegetation next to pastures, but it will reside in steppe lands, scrublands, coniferous forests, and mixed woodlands. This badger species can be found at an elevation of up to 13,000 feet and is separated from the European badger by the Volga...

Crab-eating Mongoose, Herpestes urva
2012-11-16 13:32:25

The crab-eating mongoose (Herpestes urva) is a mammal that can be found in east and Southeast Asia. Its range includes southern China, Nepal, Myanmar, and northeastern India, as well as areas Laos, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Vietnam in Southeast Asia. This species is active mainly at night, spending a good percentage of their time in water or near water and other moist areas. It is slender in appearance, with a short tail and hairy feet. Its fur is typically grey on the upper side and lighter on...

11_306ebdb24d056a9b0eb04c7c6ae00656
2008-05-27 16:29:53

The Kunming Dog is a wolf-dog hybrid which was bred in the 1950s as a military dog in Kunming, Yunnan. The breed was developed from a pool of wolfdogs, civil dogs and shepherd dogs. The bred was officially recognized in China in 1988 and is now widely used by the Chinese police and military. The Kunming Dog has also been known as a good watchdog and guard dog. The breed appears similar to the German Shepherd, but it is taller and has a shorter coat. The Kunming Dog stands 25 to 27 inches...

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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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