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Soils that formed on the Earth’s surface thousands of years ago and that are now deeply buried features of vanished landscapes have been found to be rich in carbon, adding a new dimension to our planet’s carbon cycle.
New research published today in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews has found the first evidence that large rivers control desert sands and dust in Northern China.
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.
Agriculture researcher carries first torch in China's "Green Silicon Valley" By sportswriter Zhang Rongfeng YANGLING, Northwest China, July 3 (Xinhua) -- China's agriculture researcher Shan Lun carried the first torch in Yangling, China's "Green Silicon Valley", in Thursday's Olympic torch relay.
Loess collapse caused China landslide that killed 19: official LISHI, Shanxi, June 14 (Xinhua) -- A loess collapse caused a landslide in north China's Shanxi Province that killed 19 workers in a brick factory, a local official said on Saturday.
The Columbia Plateau ecoregion is a Level III ecoregion designed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington, with little areas over the Washington state border in Idaho. This ecoregion stretches across a wide swath of the Columbia River Basin from the Dalles, Oregon to Lewiston, Idaho to Okanogan, Washington near the Canadian border. It incorporates nearly 500 miles of the Columbia River, as well as the lower reaches of major tributaries....
The Palouse is a region of the northwestern United States, encompassing portions of southeastern Washington, north-central Idaho and, defined by some, extending south into northeast Oregon. It's a major agricultural area, predominantly producing wheat and legumes. Located about 160 miles north of the Oregon Trail, the region experienced rapid growth in the late 19th century, and at one time, the population of the Palouse exceeded even that of the Puget Sound area as the most populous region...