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Tajik President Emomali Rahmon sees country's future in hydropower

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Resource poor, water-rich Tajikistan sees hydropower as a future asset.

Kyrgyzstan PM to head gold mine talks

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, March 15 (UPI) -- Kyrgyzstan says a board headed by Prime Minister Jantoro Satybaldiev will seek to renegotiate an agreement with the owner of the country's biggest gold mine.

Analysis: Central Asian electricity

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- In Central Asia the United States has quietly and adroitly developed a program that will earn America more profound gratitude from locals than any number of bilateral military operations and lectures on human rights.The USAID is reporting that, as part of a USAID project, representatives of Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik and Uzbek energy concerns met July 30 in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, to discuss a regional model for electrical power transmission.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Analysis: Tajikistan and winter

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- While mountains and brutal winter weather seem to go together, the frigid cold front that has settled over Central Asia is causing unparalleled misery in two of the region's poorest nations, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Analysis: C. Asia’s last oil, gas frontier

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- While Western attention in the search for hydrocarbons in the Commonwealth of Independent States has until now focused largely on the Caspian Sea, the race is heating up to exploit Central Asia's last significant body of water, the Aral Sea.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Analysis: Tajik hydroelectric potential

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Since 1991, the world has been in a mad dash for the energy resources of the Caspian, leaving out the resource-poor mountainous eastern nation Tajikistan. Sixteen years after the collapse of communism, the former Soviet republic may have the last laugh, as it sits atop immense water resources, which if properly utilized, will allow it to generate surplus energy for export and negotiate lucrative water contracts with their parched downstream neighbors.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Afghanistan plans protected wildlife areas

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 28 (UPI) -- The government of Afghanistan and the Wildlife Conservation Society have started a project to protect that nation's unique wildlife.

Central Asia faces radiation threat

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Central Asia could be facing a major radioactive contamination risk, the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Eurasian Economic Community is warning.
MARINA KOZLOVA, UPI Science News
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The Tian Shan (Chinese: 天山 ("celestial mountains"); Pinyin: Tiān Shān; Uyghur: تەڭرىتاغ Tengri Tagh), also commonly spelled Tien Shan, is a mountain range located in Central Asia. The Chinese name for Tian Shan or Tien Shan, may in turn go back to a Xiongnu name, qilian (祁连) reported by the Shiji as the last place where they met and had their baby as in of the Yuezhi, which has been argued to refer to the Tian Shan rather than to the range 1,500 km further the east now known by this name. A nearby mountain range, the Tannu-Ola Mountains (Tuvan: Таңды-Уула Tangdy-Uula), also bears a synonymous name ("heaven/celestial mountains" or "god/spirit mountains").

The range lies to the north and west of the Taklamakan Desert in the border region of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of western China. In the south it links up with the Pamir Mountains. It also extends into the Chinese province of Xinjiang and into the northern areas of Pakistan, where it joins the Hindu Kush.

In Western cartography, the eastern end of the Tian Shan is usually understood to be just west of Ürümqi, while the range to the east of that city is known as the Bogda Shan. However, in Chinese cartography, from the Han Dynasty to the present, the Tian Shan is also considered to include the Bogda Shan and Barkol ranges.

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