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China approved for controlled ivory imports from Africa

China approved for controlled ivory imports from Africa

Geneva, Switzerland, 15 July 2008—China has been approved as a buyer of the one-off sale of African Elephant ivory under strict conditions. The decision was taken at a Convention on…

Antarctic ice shelf ‘hangs by a thread’

Antarctic ice shelf ‘hangs by a thread’

New evidence has emerged that a large plate of floating ice shelf attached to Antarctica is breaking up, in a troubling sign of global warming, the European Space Agency (ESA)…