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  1. Gateway to Gobi

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to Hong Kong. Our first challenge was to traverse the Gobi Desert from north to south. The Gobi is a place I remember learning about at school. On maps it was typically shown in shades of blue to identify it as a cold desert. You could argue that walking into it in late November was asking for trouble, not just because of the fast-encroaching winter, but also the large amount of food, water ...

  2. In the footsteps of giants

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rob Lilwall healthpost@scmp.com After 12 days of walking south through the Gobi Desert, a week ago we arrived at the ramshackle Mongolian border town of Zamyn Uud. We looked and smelled ... the museum park beyond the city outskirts, he beamed at the impressive silhouettes of dinosaur models striding epically across the snowy desert landscape. Leon explained that the Gobi Desert has been ...

  3. Running to the Extremes

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Jennifer Huang

    ... time, he races through deserts, jungle and mountains. The Hongkonger has tackled some of the highest, hottest and coldest places in the world, including the Amazon rainforest, the Antarctic, and the Sahara and Gobi deserts. Apart from braving such punishing terrain, Kwik has battled injuries and encountered poisonous snakes, piranhas, crocodiles and jaguars. In the lecture titled ...

  4. News - China - SCIENCE

    Gobi desert reveals modest ancestor of gigantic flying reptiles

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:30am by Reuters

    ... a species named Kryptodrakon progenitor unearthed at a Gobi desert site called the Shishugou formation in Xinjiang, had a modest wingspan of 1.3 metres. But later members of its branch of the flying ... Reuters in Washington Gobi fossil ancestor of gigantic flying reptiles It was the start of something big- really big. Scientists have said they have found a fossil from 163 million years ...

  5. Fatality in Gobi Desert race raises safety fears

    Posted Jul 14th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The death of a Shanghai-based American businessman during an endurance competition in the Gobi Desert organised by a Hong Kong company has raised concern over the control of such events. Like many of the Gobi March competitors, the chance to test the limits of human endurance in some of the most remote and exotic locations in the world was probably why Nicholas Kruse ...

  6. Miles not smiles in the Gobi

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... stumbled upon last night, after three hours of marching through the Gobi darkness. It's Friday, December 9, and seriously cold outside- about minus 20- although this is made much worse ... gradually changing. The flat desert plains of Outer Mongolia and the Chinese border lands have given way to a world of rounded hills, with increasing tufts of shrubs poking through the snow, ...

  7. Parr conquers gruelling 7-day race in the Gobi

    Posted Jul 04th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... finished first in a field of more than 150 competitors from 30 countries taking part in the 250-kilometre race stretching over seven days in China's Gobi Desert. A relieved Parr's first ... applauding for the last person to come across the finish.' The RacingThePlanet series comprises races in four deserts- the Gobi, the Atacama Desert in Chile, the Sahara in Egypt and Antarctica. ...

  8. Business - Commodities - MINING

    Giant copper mine offers Mongolia a cash bonanza

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 05:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ulan Bator Deep in the heart of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia amid a landscape of sand dunes and ice canyons, one of the world’s biggest copper mines is about to come on stream. Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto and Canada’s Turquoise Hill Resources have jointly led construction of the US$6.2 billion Oyu Tolgoi mine which is expected to produce 450,000 tonnes ...

  9. Cold comfort at home

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... storms, severe droughts and expand deserts, taking away land that was used to grow food. On the mainland, the Gobi desert expands more than 26,000 square kilometres each year, forcing many farmers ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factory shut down for dumping toxic waste in China's fourth-largest desert

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:30pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... kilometres, is the fourth-largest desert in China and is situated close to the more well-known Gobi. The Tengger is home to various lakes, including the popular tourist spot Moon Lake, according ... in Ningxia that had been dumping toxic acid waste water in the Tengger Desert has been shut down for good. Ningxia Mingsheng Dye Chemical Company, located on the edge of the Tengger Desert, was shut ...




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