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Crocodile farming has been a challenge in Zimbabwe in recent years do the economic collapse and the financial crisis. But as Ciara Sutton reports one of Europe's biggest suppliers of skins to the luxury market has come up with an unusual survival strategy - vegetarian food.
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Reuters (May 15, 2012) A commercial crocodile farm in Mexico is striking a balance between business and conservation to help protect the region's endangered Morelet crocodile. The reptile is under threat from habitat loss ... watch video
Reuters (Mar. 14, 2012) The once endangered American crocodile is on the rise in Cuba, the result of an innovative breeding program and a specially built incubator. The program has seen captive crocodile numbers soar, ... watch video
Reuters (Dec. 25, 2013) The Australian saltwater crocodile's natural tendency towards aggression begins at birth, according to a study carried out at Charles Darwin University in Australia's Northern Territory. The study ... watch video
Newsy (Feb. 17, 2015) Researchers divided 240 obese adults into two groups — one followed the American Heart Association diet and the other followed a high-fiber diet.
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Washington Post (June 22, 2015) Scientists say they have developed a safe way to fast and lose weight using a five-day diet. Here's a breakdown of the "Fasting Mimicking Diet."
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Deutsche Welle (Feb. 20, 2012) A new project in South Africa is taking organic waste that would otherwise be left to simply decay in garbage dumps and processing it in a special facility belonging to the South African company ... watch video
TheStreet (June 17, 2014) How much does a person really know about the supermarket business? For example, did you known there is special lighting placed over the fruit and veggie sections to bolster freshness perception? ... watch video
July 31, 2015 Resettlement projects in the Amazon are driving severe tropical deforestation, according to new research. Widely hailed as a socially responsible and 'innocuous' strategy of land redistribution, ... read more
July 29, 2015 Viewing aquarium displays led to noticeable reductions in blood pressure and heart rate, a research team found in the first study of its kind. They also noted that higher numbers of fish helped to ... read more
July 31, 2015 A new study examines how consuming the concentrated extract of thylakoids found in spinach can reduce hunger and cravings. Thylakoids encourage the release of satiety hormones, which is very ... read more
July 30, 2015 The behavior of fruit flies, which are commonly used in laboratory experiments, is altered by electric fields, new research shows. The research indicates that the wings of the insects are disturbed ... read more
July 31, 2015 Starvation early in life can alter an organism for generations to come, according to a new study in nematodes. The epigenetic effects are a 'bet-hedging strategy.' Famine survivors are smaller and ... read more
July 31, 2015 The humble butterfly could hold the key to unlocking new techniques to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient, pioneering new research has shown. By mimicking the v-shaped posture adopted by ... read more
Dec. 18, 2013 African crocodiles, long thought of as just three known species, are among the most iconic creatures in Africa. But recent research now finds that there are at least seven distinct African crocodile ... read more
July 17, 2013 A scientist in Australia has shown new evidence that dinosaurs were warm-blooded like birds and mammals, not cold-blooded like reptiles as commonly believed. The researchers argues that cold-blooded ... read more
May 4, 2012 A crocodile large enough to swallow humans once lived in East Africa, according to new research. It may have exceeded 27 feet in length. By comparison, the largest recorded Nile crocodile was less ... read more