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2008-09-30 09:45:00

China finds 14,000-km underground rivers in rock desert areas BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- A newly conducted geological survey has found more than 3,000 underground rivers with a total length of 14,000 kilometers in southwest China's rock desert areas. A latest report released by the China Geological Survey showed that these underground rivers collect water from a combined area of 300,000 square kilometers, with an annual runoff of 47 billion cubic meters, equivalent to that of the Yellow...

2008-09-30 06:00:27

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website Hanoi (VNA) -Four Vietnamese northern border provinces have signed minutes of their joint working groups' first meeting with a neighbouring Chinese province, pledging to increase cross-border cooperation. The joint working groups from the Vietnamese border provinces of Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Lai Chau and Dien Bien and the Chinese province of Yunnan held their first meeting in Sa Pa resort, Lao Cai, on Sept. 26-29 with a...

2008-09-29 12:00:35

KUNMING, China, Sept. 29 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Dou Jinming, Development and Reform Commission deputy director of Kunming, Yunnan said today that Kunming will take the lead in developing the solar energy industry ( http://www.new-energy-supply.com/ ) in China, thereby popularizing it across the whole country. Kunming is aiming to become a solar energy demonstration city with the characteristics of a solar energy industry base in China. (Logo:...

2008-09-25 03:00:18

By Yan, Changzhou Lu, Xin; Zhao, Xiaolin Key words: Lake Erhai basin, water resources, eutrophication, ecological protection, sustainable utilisation, counter measures SUMMARY Lake Erhai is the main water source for Dali City and the surrounding area. Economic development and population growth have caused serious environmental problems in the Lake Erhai basin. The annual water shortage in the basin and surrounding areas is about 324.95 million m^sup 3^. It is estimated that, by 2020,...

2008-09-19 09:00:40

Chlorine-sickened workers out of danger in SW China KUNMING, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- A local government spokesman said on Thursday that 71 people were in stable condition following Wednesday's chlorine leak at a chemical plant in southwest China's Yunnan Province. Among those sickened, 24 were being treated in hospitals and 47 others were under medical observation. Doctors said one person had been seriously poisoned and six slightly poisoned, while 64 had skin irritation. The leak...

2008-09-12 09:00:24

China to repair 6,240 reservoirs by 2010 KUNMING, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- China would finish repairing 6,240 mid-size and small at-risk reservoirs by the end of 2010, said the Water Resources Minister Chen Lei. Chen made the remarks here at a working conference in the capital city of southwest China's Yunnan Province. Senior water officials said these reservoirs are "weak points" in the country's flood control work. More than 2,300 of the most at-risk reservoirs have been repaired...

2008-09-11 09:00:33

Nine rescuers hospitalized following SW China coal mine gas blast KUNMING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Nine rescuers were poisoned by carbon monoxide while down in a pit trying to save four colleagues who were trapped following a coal mine gas blast in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Tuesday. The gas explosion occurred on Tuesday afternoon at Tengda Coal Mine of Yiliang County, in the city of Zhaotong. The mine managers immediately sent 13 employees down the pit for rescue work. The...

2008-09-11 09:00:33

Coal mine gas blast kills five in SW China KUNMING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Five people had been confirmed dead in a gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China's Yunnan Province, a local government spokesman said Wednesday. The accident happened at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Hengda Coal Mine in Yiliang County of Zhaotong City, leaving one person injured, another missing and four others trapped underground. On Wednesday afternoon, rescuers recovered the five bodies of the...

2008-09-10 09:00:34

Coal mine gas blast kills one, traps four in SW China KUNMING, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- A gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Tuesday afternoon killed one and left four others trapped underground, a local government spokesman said. The accident happened at about 4:40 p.m. at the Hengda Coal Mine in Yiliang County of Zhaotong City. One injured person was rescued and taken to hospital, and rescue efforts were underway for the four trapped people. (c) 2008...

2008-09-10 06:00:21

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Nine Rescuers Hospitalized Following SW China Coal Mine Gas Blast"] KUNMING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) - Nine rescuers were poisoned by carbon monoxide while down in a pit trying to save four colleagues who were trapped following a coal mine gas blast in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Tuesday. The gas explosion occurred on Tuesday afternoon at Tengda Coal Mine of Yiliang County, in the city...


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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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