Biology News
BRIEF-Shandong Meichen's unit signs agreement on ecology project worth about 1 bln yuan - Reuters


Reuters
MUNICH, March 21 BMW Chief Executive Harald Krueger said he expected Chinese authorities to soon clarify the size of a proposed quota for electric cars as the German carmaker overhauls its production system to make more zero-emission vehicles.

Political advisors pool wisdom for economic development, ecology preservation - Xinhua


Xinhua
BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese political advisors put their heads together on Thursday to offer suggestions for the nation's economic progress and ecological preservation. Fourteen members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's ...

Plight of Chinese turtles shows lax protection in nation's nature reserves - Science Magazine


Science Magazine
And though China ranks first in flora and fauna richness in the Northern Hemisphere, 43% of those species are threatened. “We discovered that poaching occurred in all of the 56 reserves surveyed, resulting in dramatically reduced turtle populations ...

Cicada in Chinese Folklore

San Antonio - United States

Looks at how the ancient Chinese regarded cicadas as symbols of rebirth or immortality.

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2007 Cicada Mania! Brood XIII Cicada Emergence
United States

Profile of the Chicago area 17-year cicada species dubbed Brood XIII. Meet the species included in the brood: Magicicada spetendecim, Magicicada cassini, and Magicicada septendecula. From the Lake County Forest Preserves.

Chinese Cricket Culture
United States

Encompasses a 2000 year history of both singing insects and fighting crickets.

Chinese Monal (Lophophorus lhuysi)
United States

Photos, details about the appearance of the male and female, and facts about this bird's habitat.

Chinese Dormouse (Dryomys sichuanensis)
United Kingdom

Information on this endangered species only found in Sichuan Province.

United States

Photos, taxonomic notes, and observations.

Asystasia gangetica (Chinese Violet)
United States

Plant synonyms, scientific classification, and distribution map. Provides invasive species and introduced plant information.

United States

Information on this tree, its description, its use and management. [PDF]

Pterocarya stenoptera: Chinese Wingnut
United States

Fact sheet about this tree, including a photo.

Chinese Fire-Bellied Toad
United States

Guide to caring for and breeding of Bombina orientalis, a toad of southeastern Siberia, northeastern China, and Korea.

United Kingdom

Plants for a Future: description, botanic details, cultivation, uses, range.