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Endangered monkey-eating eagle hatched in Philippines

Dec 10, 2015

Endangered monkey-eating eagle hatched in Philippines

A monkey-eating eagle has been hatched in captivity in the Philippines, boosting the giant, critically endangered bird’s fight against extinction. Found only in the rapidly vanishing tropical rain forests of the Philippines, the meter-long (3.3-foot) raptor gets its name from its diet of macaque ...

Smog chokes Beijing as city issues first-ever red alert

Dec 8, 2015

Smog chokes Beijing as city issues first-ever red alert

Schools closed and rush-hour roads were much quieter than normal as Beijing invoked its first-ever red alert for smog Tuesday, closing many factories and imposing restrictions to keep half the city’s vehicles off the roads. The alert in effect through Thursday — the most ...

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 ...