Reuters (Jan. 6, 2014) For the first time, China publicly crushed a part of its ivory stockpile - over six tons of it - in an effort to shed its image as a global hub for the illegal trade in African elephant tusks. Mana ... watch video
AFP (July 16, 2015) Rampant illegal trading in ivory in Hong Kong is pushing elephants towards extinction, conservationists said, reporting more ivory items on sale there than in any other city.
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Deutsche Welle (Mar. 4, 2013) 95 percent of the population in Uganda has no electric power in their homes and relies on paraffin lamps for lighting. But not only is kerosene expensive, it's also a serious pollutant. Set up in ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Oct. 1, 2012) Banquets in China may look glamorous, but they generate hundreds of thousands of tons of food waste every year. Taking on the losses, Chinese recycling companies have now come up with new ways of ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Sep. 7, 2012) China's 4th largest hydropower station has gone into operation.
The station is on the Lancang River in southwestern Yunnan Province, also known as the Mekong River in southeast Asia.
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July 28, 2015 Scientists write that sea-level rise (3.4 mm/yr) is faster in the Chesapeake Bay region than any other location on the Atlantic coast of North America, and twice the global average (1.7 mm/yr). They ... read more
July 28, 2015 A new analysis of 35 years of meteorological data confirms fire seasons have become longer. Fire season, which varies in timing and duration based on location, is defined as ... read more
July 27, 2015 Estimates of how much nitrous oxide, a significant greenhouse gas and stratospheric ozone-depleting substance, is being emitted in the central United States have been too low by as much as 40 ... read more
July 27, 2015 While rising sea levels are the main driver for increasing flood risk to American cities, storm surges caused by weather patterns that favor high precipitation exacerbates 'compound flooding' ... read more
Jan. 21, 2014 Illegal poaching, fueled by the demand for alternative ‘medicines’ and luxury goods in Asian markets, continues unabated. In response, unprecedented levels of funding are being invested in ... read more
Jan. 6, 2014 The Wildlife Conservation Society congratulates China’s State Forestry Administration and the General Administration of Customs for destroying confiscated ivory – a major development in the ... read more