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2008-06-20 06:00:16

Text of report by Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post website on 20 June [Report by Shi Jiangtao in Beijing: "Greens Demand Halt To 'Feverish' Dam Building"; headline as provided by source] Mainland experts, environmental groups and activists have urged the government to review plans to build big dams in the earthquake- prone southwest. An open letter issued yesterday [19 June] appealed to mainland authorities to launch risk assessments of big hydropower projects in...

2008-04-07 12:00:37

LXE, the market leader in Trichlorosilane (TCS) technologies for the solar industry, announced today that it had been contracted to provide the TCS process technology to Metallurgical Group's (CYMG) subsidiary KMYY for the annual production of 3,000 metric tons of Polysilicon. "The growth of LXE and the building of our brand reputation as the most reliable and highest quality technology provider of Trichlorosilane (TCS) is once again acknowledged with an agreement with the very...

2006-08-08 23:32:09

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese man stabbed to death 10 people, including six children, in an attack on his wife's family before killing himself by drinking pesticide, state media said. Wang Changyi, upset over "family conflicts," stabbed the 10 last Tuesday while they slept in a remote village in the poor southwestern province of Yunnan, Xinhua news agency said in a report late on Tuesday. State media said earlier that the victims included his wife's sister, brother and six of his...

2006-07-22 18:35:57

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake in China's southwestern Yunnan province on Saturday toppled hundreds of houses and killed at least 18 people, official Chinese media reported. The 5.1 magnitude earthquake, which struck a mountainous area close to the border with Sichuan province, injured over 100 people, state television said, with national radio reporting 51 people as seriously injured. At least 630 houses had been destroyed and some 500 houses risked collapsing, with...

2006-07-22 02:26:25

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake in China's southwestern Yunnan province on Saturday toppled scores of houses and killed at least 18 people, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The 5.1 earthquake, which struck a mountainous area close to the border with Sichuan province, injured 60 people, Xinhua quoted officials in the Zhaotong municipal government as saying. The epicenters of the quake was about 90 km (56 miles) from Yunnan's Zhaotong city, Xinhua said, adding that...

2006-07-02 21:30:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - Storms in southwest China's Yunnan province have killed 11 people, adding to a trail of havoc from heavy rains lashing parts of the country, state media reported on Monday. In Zhaotong in Yunnan, thousands of villagers have been hit by heavy rains, hail storms, flash floods and landslides since June 20, and troops were called in to rescue and search for survivors, the Xinhua news agency reported. As well as the 11 dead, nine residents were seriously injured and...

2006-04-27 00:33:24

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police have seized hundreds of bear paws and dead pangolins that smugglers had injected with tranquillisers, the online edition of the official Yunnan Daily said on Thursday. Police in the southwestern province of Yunnan announced on Sunday that 20 members of a ring smuggling endangered animals had been arrested, the Web site of the Yunnan provincial government mouthpiece said. Investigators seized 278 bear paws and 416 pangolins that had been smuggled by...

2006-04-07 00:16:26

BEIJING (Reuters) - Thousands of Chinese firefighters helped by artificial rain have put out a forest blaze which raged across more than 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres) in the mountainous southwest, state media said on Friday. Three villagers were injured and about 800 local residents were forced to evacuate after the fire broke out last Wednesday just a few km from Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province. "All flames were out by 11 this morning," state television said on Friday, adding...

2006-04-05 23:45:35

BEIJING (Reuters) - A forest fire raging for more than a week has forced 800 people to evacuate a southwestern Chinese village as Beijing ordered a high alert in areas of the country plagued by drought, state media said. Three villagers were injured by the fire that broke out last Wednesday in a town just 28 km (17 miles) from Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, the China Daily said on Thursday. "About 6,000 people have been mobilized to fight the fire, which has been fed by a...

2006-03-28 01:18:52

BEIJING (Reuters) - A bus plunged into a deep valley in southwest China on Tuesday, killing 25 people and injuring four, Xinhua news agency said. The bus carrying 29 people tumbled into a valley more than 100 meters (109 yards) deep in Laodian, a town in the province of Yunnan, Xinhua said, quoting a local official. One of the injured was in a critical condition, it said. China's roads are the deadliest in the world. Traffic accidents killed almost 100,000 people last year, or 270 a...


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2012-06-15 04:56:02

Symbol: LUIN6 Group: Dicot Family: Rubiaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Asteridae Order   Rubiales Family   Rubiaceae – Madder family Genus   Luculia Sweet –...

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2012-06-18 09:19:16

Symbol: BAYU Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Vine Native Status: L48    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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2011-04-11 15:10:03

Yunnanosaurus, meaning "Yunnan lizard," is a genus of prosauropod dinosaur from the Early to Mid Jurassic Period. This was perhaps one of the last living prosauropods of the time. It was discovered by Yang Zhongjian in the Lufeng Formation of Yunnan, China. The find consisted of twenty incomplete skeletons, including two skulls, and were excavated by Tsun Yi Wang. The type species, Y huangi, was named by C.C. Young in 1942, and created the family Yunnanosauridae based on the findings as a...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.