How Japanese media have failed endangered species

| Dec 3, 2016

How Japanese media have failed endangered species

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In October, a new documentary produced by Leonardo DiCaprio premiered on Netflix. “The Ivory Game” is a dramatic study of the illegal trade in elephant tusks that includes conservationists battling poachers, investigative journalists following the money trail and black market merchants in China. Experts ...

Dec 2, 2015

Canadian smuggler with turtles in pants pleads guilty in U.S.

A Canadian man caught at a border crossing with 51 turtles taped to his body pleaded guilty Tuesday to smuggling or attempting to smuggle more than 1,000 of the reptiles out of southeastern Michigan. Kai Xu, 27, would order turtles online and travel to ...

Colorado mine spill no threat to wildlife, EPA says

Aug 10, 2015

Colorado mine spill no threat to wildlife, EPA says

An Environmental Protection Agency official says she doesn’t believe wildlife will suffer significant health impacts from the large volume of wastewater that spilled from an abandoned mine in southwestern Colorado. The EPA also said Sunday the amount of wastewater that spilled from Colorado’s Gold ...

Understanding the complex web of life

| Oct 25, 2014

Understanding the complex web of life

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“Biodiversity provides the foundation on which all life depends, including human societies,” writes Nik Sekhran in the opening pages of “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development,” a captivating book released earlier this month by the United Nations Development Programme. “Ecosystems and biodiversity provide our food, water, ...