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One of world's most endangered turtles dies, leaving 3 left

The last known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle has died in China, according to Chinese state media, potentially dooming the species to extinction.
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World's Rarest Giant Turtle Loses Last Known Female, All But Guaranteeing Extinction

The Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is considered the most critically endangered turtle in the world, with only four known individuals left on Earth. On Saturday (April 13), that population fell to three, as the species' last known female died in a zoo in Suzhou, China, according to the BBC.The captive turtle was more than 90 years old and died shortly after an attempt to artificially inseminate her, the BBC reported. No complications from the insemination procedure (which ...
Tags: Science, China, Earth, Bbc, Vietnam, Suzhou, Yangtze, Suzhou China, Zoological Society of London


China turtle death: One of last four known Yangtze giant softshells dies

Possibly the last remaining female, the turtle was artificially inseminated 24 hours before dying.
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One of last four giant softshell turtles dies in Chinese zoo

Death of Yangtze giant softshell turtle came a day after artificial insemination attemptThe world’s rarest turtle has moved closer to extinction after a female died in a Chinese zoo, leaving just three known members of the species.The Yangtze giant softshell turtle, believed to be more than 90 years old, died in Suzhou zoo on Saturday, according to the Suzhou Daily. Continue reading...
Tags: China, Zoos, Animals, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Endangered Species, Endangered habitats, Suzhou, Yangtze, Suzhou Daily Continue


Death in China zoo puts rarest turtle on cusp of oblivion

The world's rarest turtle has moved a step closer to extinction after a female specimen died in a Chinese zoo, leaving behind just three known members of the species. The Yangtze giant softshell turtle, believed to be above 90 years of age, died in Suzhou Zoo on Saturday, according to the Suzhou Daily. Its death came a day after zoo officials made a last-ditch effort at artificial insemination using semen from a male companion estimated to be more than 100 years old, according to the Suzhou Da...
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One of four remaining Yangtze turtles dies in China

Possibly the last remaining female, the turtle was artificially inseminated 24 hours before she died.
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One of world's most endangered turtles dies

The last known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle has died in China, according to Chinese state media, potentially dooming the species to extinction.
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One of world's most endangered turtles dies, leaving 3 left

The last known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle has died in China, according to Chinese state media, potentially dooming the species to extinction.
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Death of rare turtle leaves 3 remaining in the world

BEIJING (AP) — A zoo in southern China says the only known female member of one of the world’s rarest turtle species has died. The animal was one of four Yangtze giant softshell turtles known to be remaining in the world. The Suzhou zoo, where the female turtle lived, also houses a male Yangtze giant […]
Tags: Science, News, China, Beijing, Nation, Suzhou, Yangtze


Microplastic pollution revealed ‘absolutely everywhere’ by new research

Contamination found across UK lakes and rivers, in US groundwater, along the Yantze river and Spanish coast, and harbouring dangerous bacteria in Singapore Microplastic pollution spans the world, according to new studies showing contamination in the UK’s lake and rivers, in groundwater in the US and along the Yangtze river in China and the coast of Spain. Related: Rivers of waste: Pakistan's recyclers go out on patrol – in pictures Continue reading...
Tags: UK, China, Singapore, Environment, US, Spain, UK News, Pollution, Wildlife, Marine Life, Oceans, Pakistan, Rivers, Yangtze, Plastics, Yantze


LiZhuang Ancient Town

Hi AllHad to go to Yibin for a few days and instead of staying in the city we went to LiZhuang which is an 1 hour 20 mins on a city bus outside the city on the banks of the Yangtze river. It is a lovely vibrant small old town with some beautiful buildi
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China approves large new upstream dam project on the Yangtze river

China has approved construction of one of its tallest dams, a 239-metre (784-foot) hydroelectric structure on the upstream section of its longest river, the Yangtze, the state planning agency said on Tuesday.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Yangtze River, Yangtze


Chongqing

Chongqing the leading river port transportation hub and commercial and Industrial center of the upper Yangtze river Chang jiang basin located 1400 miles from the sea at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers. During the Sino Japanese war 1
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Goddess Stream Wushau district China

We travelled the night North on the Yangtze river smooth and peaceful. By day break we were still moving to arrive and anchor at the south bank of the Yangtze river where the Goddness stream with its source amoung gouandu strict of Wushah county in Chonggi
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128-layer flash flood to come roaring down the Yangtze in 2020 – report

Chinese fabber YMTC has cunning tech catch-up plan China's Yangtze Memory Technology (YMTC) aims to leapfrog 96-layer NAND and move straight to the production of 128-layer flash in 2020, according to a report.…
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Bus plunges into Chinese river after fight between driver and passenger

Bodies of 13 people recovered from Yangtze in Chongqing and two others feared deadFifteen people are feared dead after a bus in the Chinese city of Chongqing plunged from a bridge into the Yangtze River during a fight between the driver and a woman who missed her stop, police have said.An eight-second surveillance video posted on the force’s Weibo account showed the two arguing and grappling with each other moments before the bus veered across oncoming traffic and off the bridge on Sunday mornin...
Tags: China, World news, Asia Pacific, Road transport, Weibo, Yangtze River, Yangtze, Chongqing


East Asian hydroclimate modulated by the position of the westerlies during Termination I

Speleothem oxygen isotope records have revolutionized our understanding of the paleo East Asian monsoon, yet there is fundamental disagreement on what they represent in terms of the hydroclimate changes. We report a multiproxy speleothem record of monsoon evolution during the last deglaciation from the middle Yangtze region, which indicates a wetter central eastern China during North Atlantic cooling episodes, despite the oxygen isotopic record suggesting a weaker monsoon. We show that this appa...
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NAND we'll send foreign tech packing, says China of Xtacking: DRAM-speed... but light on layer-stacking

Third of the layers but 3 times the speed, claims Yangtze crew China’s state-backed 3D NAND fabber, YMTC, has claimed it will bring out memory speed flash chips next year.…
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Crossing the Luding Bridge

Hi AllClose to Kangding is the town of Luding. Luding has a Qing dynasty chain suspension bridge which was the scene of a battle in the Chinese Civil War. Red Army soldiers took the bridge and thus secured a safe passage over the Yangtze river allowin
Tags: Travel, Yangtze, Kangding, Luding Bridge, Chinese Civil War Red Army


Yangtze at 100km intervals - a photo essay

Mother River is a four-year project for which the British-Chinese photographer Yan Wang Preston photographed the 6,211km Yangtze River at precise 100km intervals with a large-format film cameraA Kickstarter campaign is running until 30 June 2018 to raise funds for the Mother River book productionThe Yangtze River is usually celebrated by idealistic images of iconic places. With Mother River, Yan Wang Preston wanted to undermine the deep-seated preference towards certain river places and their la...
Tags: Photography, China, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Yangtze River, Yangtze, Yan Wang Preston, Mother River


Mapping China's frontline: the Yangtze at 100km intervals - a photo essay

Mother River is a four-year project for which the British-Chinese photographer Yan Wang Preston photographed the 6,211km Yangtze river at precise 100km intervals with a large-format film cameraA Kickstarter campaign is running until 30 June 2018 to raise funds for the Mother River book productionThe Yangtze river is usually celebrated by idealistic images of iconic places. But with Mother River, Yan Wang Preston wanted to undermine the deep-seated preference towards certain river places and thei...
Tags: Photography, China, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Yangtze, Yan Wang Preston, Mother River, Mother River Yan Wang Preston


Is Chongqing's 'horizontal skyscraper' the answer to overcrowded cities?

A 42nd-floor ‘skybridge’ in the dazzling Raffles City project could help solve overcrowding – or will it simply let the super-rich escape to the skies?An army of 6,000 construction workers is hard at work at a large site overlooking the conflux of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers in the south-western Chinese megacity of Chongqing. Eight skyscrapers are rising from the river banks: two above 350m and six above 250m. Raffles City Chongqing, a project headed by the architect Moshe Safdie, will boast ...
Tags: China, World news, Cities, Architecture, Asia Pacific, Engineering, Skyscrapers, Yangtze, Chongqing, Moshe Safdie, Raffles City, Raffles City Chongqing


'Sidelined' China seeks to maintain influence as ties between North Korea and US improve

Improved relations between the former foes could dramatically alter the power structure in the region, leaving Beijing on the outsideDuring North and South Korea’s historic summit on Friday, China was notably quiet. Chinese officials and state media focused instead on president Xi Jinping’s meeting with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and a visit by Xi to China’s Yangtze river. After the summit, China’s ministry of foreign affairs released a short statement saying Beijing “welcomed” the resu...
Tags: South Korea, North Korea, China, Narendra Modi, US, World news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Wang Yi, Yangtze, Xinhua


History for Fantasy Writers: Pirates

Everyone knows about the pirates of the Caribbean. Let’s talk about other pirates. Since I’m a medieval historian, I’ll stay firmly in the European world. Before we get started, a general comment: the lines between pirate, merchant, and rebel were blurry and ever-shifting. If you had a ship, it was sort of like having a pickup truck—you could use it for any number of enterprises. Few pirates were exclusively that. The real interest lies in the variations on our standard idea of piracy. Who were...
Tags: Europe, England, New York, Navy, China, Russia, India, Thames, Turkey, History, Netherlands, Knox, Goldman, Black Sea, Vikings, Baltic Sea


Travel News: April 4, 2018

Virgin Hotels to rebrand Hard Rock Las Vegas Travel Weekly Virgin Hotels and other investors have acquired the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas and will reflag the property in the fall of 2019 after guest rooms, restaurants and other public spaces undergo renovations. As with its Chicago hotel, the Virgin Hotels property will feature guest “chambers,” in which rooms are divided by a sliding door into one section for sleeping and the other section that includes the bathroom and a mirror-and-va...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Usa, China, Bloomberg, Chicago, Danube, Cuba, Havana, Fiji, Rhine, Viking, Dot, News And Deals, Yangtze, Chicago Tribune


Theresa May presses Xi Jinping on plastic waste at Beijing talks

UK prime minister tells China’s president they have ‘collective responsibility’ to do moreTheresa May has told Xi Jinping their countries have a collective responsibility to do more on plastic waste as she met China’s president in Beijing.The prime minister, who spent part of her visit viewing a British initiative to remove tiny particles of plastic from the Yangtze river, stressed the importance of the Paris climate change agreement in her meeting with the Chinese leader, whom she had earlier g...
Tags: Politics, UK, China, UK News, World news, Bbc, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Paris, Yangtze


Chinese demolition team bring tower crashing to earth in seconds – video

One of the towers in a high-voltage power grid crossing the Yangtze river in Hubei province, China, is destroyed. Outdated power lines that once connected to the tower were taken down last month in preparation for the removal of the tower. The local government announced in late November that it would dismantle the grid to ensure safety for people navigating the river. The grid went into use in 1960 Continue reading...
Tags: China, World news, Yangtze, Hubei Province China


Wild cats in their natural habitat

I step out of the car into complete darkness and immediately feel the chill of the Tibetan Plateau. The car thermometer shows 6 degrees, but it is probably closer to zero, factoring in the windchill. Here, on the Ruoergai grassland, in the remote northern tip of China’s Sichuan province, at 3600 meters above the sea level, the wind seems to be a constant presence. To my right, the imposing shape of an abandoned quarry towers over the grassland. Beyond it, the landscape dissolves into the nig...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Florida, Tibet, China, Wildlife, Conservation, Sichuan, Tibetan, All, Big Cats, Yangtze, Hogwarts, Pallas, Sid, Amdo


Tea Traveler

Ever since time immemorial people traveled from the orient to occidental lands along trade routes to carry the stories of Tea for various causes of business, religion, and personal gains. Horses, camels, and boats were used to carry tea but the storyteller was always constant – the human beings. One such man is Jeff Fuchs, who traveled over the Himalayas from Xishuangbanna to Kalimpong and mostly walked it. Tibetans on the roof of the world helped this chapter of history to be written most rom...
Tags: Travel, Tea, China, Taiwan, Himalayas, Yangtze, Yunnan, Xishuangbanna, Dan Robertson, Jeff Fuchs, Dian Hong, Kalimpong, Sichuan Guizhou, Jin Jun Mei Right, Austin Hodge, Olivier Snider


Chongqing City

Thursday morning we disembarked from our ship the Yangtze 3 at 830 AM. We were up about 615 down to breakfast and ready to leave with plenty time. The view we had as we opened the curtains was unbelievable. The river is very busy and there are multipl
Tags: Travel, Yangtze, Chongqing City