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2008-09-09 00:00:14

The cost of reconstruction in China's earthquake-devastated Sichuan province is estimated at $244 billion, officials said. Commenting on the cost of repairing the damage caused by the May 12 earthquake, Vice Governor Huang Xiaoxiang said his province has been able to come up with only about $64 billion, leaving a gap of about $180 billion, China Daily reported Tuesday. Huang said rebuilding the province will include construction and development of about 4.5 million homes, 31,700 miles of...

2008-09-08 09:00:36

Mine gas outburst toll rises to 13 in SW China CHENGDU, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a coal mine gas outburst in southwest China's Sichuan Province rose to 13 with five still missing as a new body was found on Saturday, rescuers said. The incident occurred at 2:52 a.m. Friday in a mine in Jiuqing Town, Xingwen County. The Sichuan Provincial Work Safety Administration said 44 miners were underground at the time. Only 26 emerged safely from the pit after the accident. So...

2008-09-05 09:00:27

Eight dead, ten missing in southwest China mine gas blast CHENGDU, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- A coal mine gas blast in southwest China's Sichuan Province early on Friday killed eight people, and 10 are still missing, the provincial work safety watchdog said. The gas blast occurred at 2:52 a.m. Friday in the mine of Jinhe Coal Mining Co., Ltd in Jiuqing Town, Xingwen County, when 44 miners were working underground, the Sichuan Provincial Work Safety Administration said. Only 26 emerged from...

2008-09-05 09:00:27

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "2nd Ld: Mine Gas Outburst Toll Rises To 12 in SW China"] CHENGDU, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) - The death toll from a coal mine gas outburst in southwest China's Sichuan Province has risen to 12 with six still missing, rescuers said. The incident occurred at 2:52 a.m. Friday in a mine Jiuqing Town, Xingwen County. The Sichuan Provincial Work Safety Administration said 44 miners were underground at...

2008-09-05 03:00:20

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "1st Ld: Mine Gas Blast Toll Rises To 10 in Southwest China"] CHENGDU, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) - The death toll from a coal mine gas blast in southwest China's Sichuan Province early on Friday has risen to 10 with eight still missing, rescuers said. The gas blast occurred at 2:52 a.m. Friday in the mine of Jinhe Coal Mining Co., Ltd in Jiuqing Town, Xingwen County, when 44 miners were working...

2008-09-02 09:00:18

All students China's May 12 quake zone to return to school CHENGDU, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- All the 3.4 million students in the May 12 quake zone in southwest China's Sichuan Province will return to school on Monday, a provincial education official told a news briefing on Sunday. About 33 percent of the students will resume classes in their former schools unaffected in the earthquake. Thirty-eight percent will attend classes in buildings that have been reinforced. Around 28.4 percent will...

2008-09-01 15:15:00

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Death Toll Rises To 40 in Southwest China Earthquake"] Huili, Sichuan, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) - Two more deaths were reported Monday afternoon in Huili County, bringing the death toll from the 6.1-magnitude quake that struck southwest China's Sichuan and Yunnan provinces on Saturday to 40, according to local authorities. The county in Sichuan reported 25 deaths as 8 a.m. Monday. The Ministry of...

2008-09-01 09:00:08

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Death Toll Rises To 38 in SW China Earthquake"] HUILI, Sichuan, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) - The death toll in Saturday's 6.1-magnitude quake in Sichuan and Yunnan has risen to 38, according to local authorities. Huili County, the worst-hit region in Sichuan, registered five more deaths as of 8 a.m. Monday, raising the death toll to 32 in the province. A total of 321 people were injured in the...

2008-09-01 06:00:03

An earthquake that hit the southern Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan has killed at least 27 people, damaged or destroyed more than 180,000 homes, and affected at least 800,000 residents, state media said Sunday. The epicenter of the quake Saturday was about 30 kilometers, or 20 miles, southeast of Panzhihua, near Sichuan's border with Yunnan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS put the magnitude of the quake at 5.7, while Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency, said...

2008-09-01 03:00:02

The death toll from Saturday's earthquake in China's Sichuan province, barely recovered from the May 12 quake, and in nearby Yunnan, has risen to 32. The 6.1-magnitude earthquake that hit the two provinces Saturday afternoon -- and which was then followed by numerous aftershocks -- also injured more than 400 people and destroyed 100,000 homes, the China Daily reported Monday. At least half a million people have been affected by the quake, whose epicenter was located 30 miles southeast of...


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Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca
2012-10-29 16:02:45

The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), also known as the panda, is a species of bear that is native to southwestern and central western areas of China. Its range includes mountain ranges located primarily in Sichuan province, but pandas can also be found in the Gansu and Shaanxi provinces. It once preferred a habitat within lowland areas, but human encroachment has driven the giant panda into small areas, which contain forested habitats. There are two recognized subspecies of the giant...

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2009-09-29 14:56:36

Gigantspinosaurus, meaning "giant spined lizard", is a genus of stegosaur dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period. It was found in the Upper Shaximiao Formation of Zigong, Sichuan, China. It is known from a partial skeleton missing most of the skull, hind feet, and tail. The type species, G. sichuanensis, was described in 1992. It was known as Nomen nudum until 2006. This dinosaur had a unique appearance. It had small dorsal plates and large shoulder spikes (or spines). The spines were...

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2009-06-17 12:33:16

The Chinese Prickly Ash or Flatspine Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum simulans) is a species of flowering plant native to eastern China and Taiwan. It is one of several plants of Zanthoxylum from which Sichuan Pepper is produced. It is a small spreading tree that grows to 23 feet tall. Its leaves are 2.75 to 5 inches long and pinnate (having parts of a leaf arranged on both sides of the stem). Each leaf has 7 - 11 small leaflets that are each 1.25 to 2 inches long. There are numerous spines on the...

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