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Giant tortoise feared extinct for over 100 years found on Galapagos Islands (PHOTOS)

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A species of giant tortoise thought to have gone extinct over a century ago was found on the Galapagos island of Fernandina, stunning researchers and bringing hope to conservationists. According to Ecuador’s Ministry of the Environment, the female Fernandina Giant Tortoise found Sunday is likely over 100 years old. While genetic tests are still being Read More

Adani Enterprises could wait up to two years for Carmichael mine approval

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Adani Enterprises might have to wait up to two years to get two environmental approvals to start construction at its controversial Carmichael coal mine in Australia, a Queensland government official told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Indian billionaire Gautam Adani speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office in the western Read More

Plastic pollution: Flip-flop found in poo of endangered tortoise

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By Thomas Moore, science correspondent A huge plastic clean-up operation is being organised on one of the most important turtle nesting islands in the Indian Ocean. The isolated Aldabra atoll, 390 miles off the coast of Africa, is strewn with plastic that has been swept long distances by ocean currents. Around 5,000 endangered green turtles Read More

Plastic pollution destroying remote turtle nesting site

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By Thomas Moore, science correspondent A huge plastic clean-up operation is being organised on one of the most important turtle nesting islands in the Indian Ocean. The isolated Aldabra atoll, 390 miles off the coast of Africa, is strewn with plastic that has been swept long distances by ocean currents. Around 5,000 endangered green turtles Read More

Congo's Virunga park reopens eight months after deadly ambush

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FILE PHOTO: An endangered silverback mountain gorilla from the Nyakamwe-Bihango family feeds within the forest in Virunga national park near Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, May 3, 2014. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe/File Photo GOMA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park has reopened after the deadly ambush of a tourist group led to Read More

Hong Kong snares record haul of rhino horns from South Africa

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong customs seized a record 40 kg (88 pounds) of rhino horns worth around HK$8 million ($1 million) from Johannesburg en route to Vietnam, the latest bust for authorities trying to tackle the rising volume of endangered species trafficked through the Chinese territory. The seizure came less than two weeks Read More

Indonesia defends palm oil after EU targets 2030 phase-out in road fuel

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia, the world’s biggest producer of palm oil, will not accept an EU plan to curb the use of crops that cause deforestation, and argued that its higher production yield made it better placed to meet global demand, a senior Indonesian official said. FILE PHOTO – An aerial photo of a palm Read More

‘Fake news’: Beijing slams WSJ report on Chinese diplomats meeting with Venezuelan opposition

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A newspaper report alleging that Chinese diplomats met in secret with Venezuelan opposition figures to ensure that its vast investments in the Latin American country are not endangered is “fake news,” Beijing has claimed. The Wall Street Journal reported that the Chinese officials held talks in Washington with representatives of Juan Guaido, the self-appointed interim president Read More

Texan pays record $110,000 to kill Pakistan’s RARE national animal (PHOTO, VIDEOS)

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A Texas trophy hunter sparked outrage in Pakistan after he was photographed with a dead Astore Markhor, the country’s official animal. However, as more details emerged about the hunt, it appears the anger was misplaced. Bryan Kinsel Harlan, an entrepreneur from Dallas, Texas, paid a record US$110,000 to shoot the animal in Pakistan’s northern Himalayan Read More

Can 'Big Brother' technology clean up palm oil's image?

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LONDON (Reuters) – Some of the world’s major palm oil users, including Nestle, Unilever, and Mondelez, are trying out new satellite technology to track deforestation, as pressure grows on them to source the ingredient responsibly. They say the monitoring systems allow them to target people felling trees in producing countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, where Read More