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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-08-31 09:00:12

Chinese authorities Sunday raised the death toll from this weekend's Sichuan earthquake to 25 as hundreds of aftershocks continued to rattle the region.

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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...

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...

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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