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Australia starts using drones to track sharks

Nov 25, 2015

Australia starts using drones to track sharks

Testing of aerial drones to track the movements of sharks in Australian waters began Wednesday as the government admitted there is “no easy way” to protect swimmers from the predators. The trials began at Coffs Harbour on the mid-north coast of New South Wales ...

Nov 24, 2015

Almost all donated organs unused in China: report

Almost all human organs donated for transplant in China go unused, state-run media said, after years of controversy about the use of body parts from executed prisoners. Authorities expected to have more than 2,500 organ donors this year, the Beijing Youth Daily said, citing ...

Nov 20, 2015

Fake pesticides endanger crops and human health in India

Millions of unsuspecting Indian farmers are spraying fake pesticides onto their fields, contaminating soil, cutting crop yields and putting both food security and human health at risk in the country of 1.25 billion people. The use of spurious pesticides has exacerbated losses in the ...