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2011-11-14 23:23:14

Geologists have long thought the loess—or fine silt—that accumulated on the Chinese Loess Plateau was carried on winds from desert regions to the northwest over the past 2.6 million years.

2008-06-19 09:00:28

China Exclusive: Massive program aims to hold back the deserts YINCHUAN, June 17 (Xinhua) -- China has started a massive ecological program in its arid northwest to prevent the desertification of Beijing and other areas.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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