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Hong Kong Says It's Going to Ban Its Trade in Ivory and Elephant Trophies
Hong Kong's move comes after the United States and China have pledged to eliminate the import and export of ivory goods.
A String of Orca Deaths at San Antonio's SeaWorld Renews Concern About Captive Whale Conditions
The death of an 18-year-old orca named Unna, the third since July at the San Antonio facility, appears to have been caused by an infection, which marine mammal conservationists say doesn't typically occur in the wild.
While Asia Grabs the Headlines, This Region's Illegal Wildlife Trade Is Also Booming
Mexico, Haiti, and El Salvador top the list of Latin American countries exporting illegal wildlife and illegal animal products to the United States, according to an analysis of government data by conservationists.
Lions Are Being Poisoned in Kenya — And It's All Because of Land Disputes
Conservationists say herdsman are increasingly using poison to kill and sicken animals that roam in areas where they graze their livestock.
These Pink Dolphins Are Dying off the Coast of Hong Kong
Human activities, ranging from expansion of Hong Kong's international airport to increasing ferry traffic, are destroying dolphin habitats, say conservation groups.
Over 11,000 Norwegians Register to Hunt Just 16 Wolves
Conservationists worry that after rebounding from near obsolescence in Norway, the nation's wolf population is once again at risk due to hunting.
President Obama Wants Parts of the Climate Deal to Be Legally Binding
Despite opposition in the US Congress to any effort at joining an international agreement on climate change, the president is pushing ahead with a call to hold nations accountable for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.
You Can Blame Climate Change for Your Shitty Sex Life
In a non-peer reviewed study, researchers found a link between excessively hot days and a significant drop in birth rates eight to ten months later.
The Luxury Brooklyn Apartment Complex at the Site of a Former Prison
A small group of Crown Heights community members are trying to halt a new construction project, arguing that it sits on hallowed grounds that reflect the neighborhood's history of racism.
The US Military’s Totally Cool Mobile Enlistment Exhibits
Welcome to the "Extreme Truck," a traveling Army recruitment tool loaded with video games and TV screens that's used to get the youth of today excited about signing up for the military-industrial complex.
Why Does a Campus Police Department Have Jurisdiction Over 65,000 Chicago Residents?
The University of Chicago Police Department, one of the largest private security forces in America, is under fire for alleged racial profiling. And its officers are even more protected from accountability than normal cops.
The Pentagon Is Giving Grenade Launchers to Campus Police
With help from the Pentagon, colleges across the United States are buying military-grade weapons, and putting campuses into perpetual lockdown.