New York -
US authorities approved, Thursday, the shipment back to Mongolia of a huge haul of dinosaur fossils that had been illicitly imported to the United States having been stolen from archaeological sites in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.
Mongolia's Gobi is one of the world's greatest deserts, covering over 500,000 sq. miles. Unlike many deserts, there are very few sand dunes here. Instead, it is shaped by large, foreboding expanses of barren, sometimes rocky plains and outcroppings.
The Gobi is the world's fifth largest desert, and stretches from north to northwestern China and into parts of southern Mongolia. A land of climate extremes, temperatures can reach 122 degrees F in the summer and drop to -40 degrees F in the winter.
Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel flew to Mongolia Thursday to endorse stronger military ties with a government eager for U.S. partnership as a counterweight to its powerful neighbours, Russia and China.
Evidence assembled from stalactite and stalagmite formations in frozen caves in Siberia by a team of international scientists led by Oxford University gives some clues as to what might happen if global temperatures continue to rise.
Heineken has launched an investigation after photo of a dogfight show was posted online with banners of the company flying in the arena. Beer drinkers have threatened to boycott Heineken because of the photo believed to have been taken in Mongolia.
China has filed an official protest against the Dalai Lama’s low-key visit to Mongolia, one day after the exiled spiritual leader arrived in the country that is bordered by China to the south and Russia to the north.
A bold team is about trek 1,000 miles across the largest desert in Asia. The expedition called Gobi2011 will see the team walking across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia visiting indigenous people along the route.
The Philippine Azkals will be awarded a $20,000 grant by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) within the next few weeks to for Game 2 of the AFC Challenge Cup qualifying match against the Mongolia Blue Wolves at Ulan Bator, Mongolia on March 15.
Ph.D. students from the UCL (University College London) and GWU (George Washington University) in Washington, DC discovered a relative of the velociraptor, a small but fierce predator made famous by Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park.
Buddhist art treasures thought lost for 70 years have been found in the deserts of Mongolia. A Buddhist monk buried 64 crates of treasures in the Gobi desert sands during Soviet and Mongolian Communist purges in the 1930s.