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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2006-03-24 04:32:59

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese woman was executed on Friday for trafficking 31 children, the Supreme Court said, after another two men were sentenced to death earlier this week for kidnapping and selling baby boys.

2005-10-31 07:28:13

By Polly Yam HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's stricter environmental regulations are delaying construction of a 80,000-tonne-per-year lead plant in Henan, but are encouraging small lead producers in Yunnan to merge their operations, industry officials said on Monday.

2005-10-24 00:35:00

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese plans to turn an untamed river into a hydro-electric hub have sparked a war of words about national priorities as the government rethinks the balance between economic growth and environmental protection.

Latest Yunnan Reference Libraries

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 –...

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  ...

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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