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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 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.
Chinese authorities Sunday raised the death toll from this weekend's Sichuan earthquake to 25 as hundreds of aftershocks continued to rattle the region.
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit southwest China Saturday, killing seven people and injuring 26, officials said. Eleven of the injured were said to have sustained serious wounds, the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.
School curriculum to add psychological counseling in quake-hit Sichuan Province BEIJING, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- China's southwest quake-hit Sichuan Province is to add psychological counseling to the school curriculum to relieve possible post-quake mental stress of pupils.
By He, Weihong Shi, G R; Bu, Jianjun; Niu, Zhijun ABSTRACT- A new brachiopod fauna is described from the Early and Middle Permian of Zadoi and Zhidoi counties, southern Qinghai (Changdu block), northwest China. This fauna includes 13 species in nine genera with Spinomarginifera concentrica n. sp.
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Nomadic Tibetans in NW China's Gansu To Settle Into Permanent homes"] LANZHOU, Aug.
NEW YORK, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gushan Environmental Energy Limited ("Gushan" or the "Company"; NYSE: GU), China's largest producer of biodiesel as measured by annual production capacity, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008.
Wenchuan quake "not linked" to Sichuan water projects: Chinese official BEIJING, Aug.
In touch with the intangible in China's Olympics Green (1) By Yang Jianxiang, Xinhua writer BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- You can buy a brightly-colored mask, with its exaggerated expression, at any souvenir shop here. It can become a child's toy or a decoration in your home, a souvenir of your trip.
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...
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...
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...
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.