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Body parts from threatened wildlife widely sold on Facebook

/ Apr 10, 2018

Body parts from threatened wildlife widely sold on Facebook

Facebook is displaying advertisements for well-known American corporations on group pages operated by overseas wildlife traffickers illegally selling the body parts of threatened animals, including elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger teeth. In a secret complaint filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, wildlife preservation ...

Ultrathin sun shield could protect Great Barrier Reef

/ Mar 27, 2018

Ultrathin sun shield could protect Great Barrier Reef

An ultrafine biodegradable film some 50,000 times thinner than a human hair could be enlisted to protect the Great Barrier Reef from environmental degradation, researchers said Tuesday. The World Heritage-listed site, which attracts millions of tourists each year, is reeling from significant bouts of coral ...