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Endangered Monkey Population Doubles in Three Decades in SW China

From Xinhua: The number of wild gray snub-nosed monkeys, an endangered species only found in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, has more than doubled to about 850 over the past three decades. The monkey, the rarest among the three species of golden monkeys in China’s Sichuan, Yunnan, Gansu and Hubei provinces, mainly lives in the 419-square-kilometer mountainous

September 6, 2008 12:27 PM

China Launches Two Satellites to Monitor Disasters

From Reuters: China on Saturday launched two satellites it said would monitor the environment and help reduce natural disasters, Xinhua news agency reported. The satellites, fired from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in northern Shanxi Province, would help forecast and monitor floods, droughts, earthquakes, pest outbreaks on cropland and other disasters, the agency’s

September 6, 2008 12:14 PM

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