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S.Africa rhino poaching up, with 277 killed this year - Rappler

Thu, 2014-04-10 02:18

Rappler

S.Africa rhino poaching up, with 277 killed this year
Rappler
EPA/Jon Hrusa. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Rhino poaching is on the rise in South Africa, with 277 of the endangered animals killed this year despite government attempts to clamp down on poaching, the environment ministry said Wednesday, April 10.

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Kenyan Debt Beats Peers as Market Awaits Eurobond: Africa Credit - Businessweek

Wed, 2014-04-09 21:24

Kenyan Debt Beats Peers as Market Awaits Eurobond: Africa Credit
Businessweek
Shilling sovereign debt of East Africa's biggest economy, which plans to sell its debut Eurobond this year, returned 6.2 percent in dollar terms in 2014, the most after Turkey among 16 emerging markets in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, according ...

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Lady Gaga's inspiration; an African Safari; and world Malbec day - The Australian

Wed, 2014-04-09 21:00

Lady Gaga's inspiration; an African Safari; and world Malbec day
The Australian
AFRICAN safari specialist Bench International has a new range of volunteering vacations through UK operator Camps International in Kenya and Tanzania for gap year guests and families wanting to help build schools or plant trees in rural communities and ...

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A Green Revolution, This Time for Africa - New York Times (blog)

Wed, 2014-04-09 20:18

A Green Revolution, This Time for Africa
New York Times (blog)
The research headquarters is a 78-hectare spread of land a half-hour drive from Mexico City. Today Cimmyt researchers grow and test new varieties of corn, or maize, along with the wheat. Their purpose is to contribute to a new green revolution — this ...

Political Tension in Ukraine Leaves Over 8000 Zoo Animals Starving - Nature World News

Wed, 2014-04-09 15:56

Nature World News

Political Tension in Ukraine Leaves Over 8000 Zoo Animals Starving
Nature World News
This is a file photo. Zoo owner and artist Aleksandr Pylyshenko nuzzles female African lion Katya through the bars of a cage at his private zoo situated in his backyard in the city of Vasilyevka, southeastern Ukraine September 7, 2011. (Photo ...

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Nova Airs 3-Hour Special INSIDE ANIMAL MINDS Tonight - Broadway World

Wed, 2014-04-09 04:35

Nova Airs 3-Hour Special INSIDE ANIMAL MINDS Tonight
Broadway World
Now, the revolutionary Science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the WORLD around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and ...

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IFAW: SA govt lobbying to legalise rhino horn trade - News24

Wed, 2014-04-09 03:30

IFAW: SA govt lobbying to legalise rhino horn trade
News24
Cape Town - In the global effort to crack down on rhino poaching, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) believes that the South African government can lead the way as a global player - or be a lonely outlier. The director of the ... Bell ...

AP News in Brief at 10:58 pm EDT - New Jersey Herald

Wed, 2014-04-09 03:14

Washington Post

AP News in Brief at 10:58 pm EDT
New Jersey Herald
Scientists think porcine epidemic diarrhea, which does not infect humans or other animals, came from China, but they don't know how it got into the country or spread to 27 states since last May. The federal government is looking into how such viruses ...
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AP News in Brief at 8:58 p.m. EDT - Kansas City Star

Wed, 2014-04-09 01:11

AP News in Brief at 8:58 p.m. EDT
Kansas City Star
Scientists think porcine epidemic diarrhea, which does not infect humans or other animals, came from China, but they don't know how it got into the country or spread to 27 states since last May. The federal government is looking into how such viruses ...

Why Facts Matter: Science Is Not an Opinion - Huffington Post

Tue, 2014-04-08 21:17

Why Facts Matter: Science Is Not an Opinion
Huffington Post
Twenty-two years ago I was part of the United States delegation to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) when I was the Assistant Director for International Science and Technology in the White House. We know ... Society (a nasty den of ...

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Humpback Heat Runs: How to Photograph the Biggest Courtship Battle on Earth - Scientific American (blog)

Tue, 2014-04-08 21:02

Scientific American (blog)

Humpback Heat Runs: How to Photograph the Biggest Courtship Battle on Earth
Scientific American (blog)
Having spent eight years as a photographer with the Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service, he now spends his time photographing wildlife across Australia, Africa, Alaska, Patagonia and Antarctica. For just over a month during winter, he heads ...

UPOV To Examine ARIPO Legislation On Plant Variety Protection - Intellectual Property Watch

Tue, 2014-04-08 20:08

UPOV To Examine ARIPO Legislation On Plant Variety Protection
Intellectual Property Watch
Several committees of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) will meet this week. One of them is called to assess a draft legal framework on plant variety protection from the African Regional Intellectual Property ...

Viewpoints: Bill would impose irrational limitations on zoos and aquariums - Fresno Bee

Tue, 2014-04-08 18:27

Fresno Bee

Viewpoints: Bill would impose irrational limitations on zoos and aquariums
Fresno Bee
Accreditation standards also require that we provide the animals in our care with enrichment, which stimulates each animal's natural behavior and provides variety in its daily routine. AB 2140 also ignores the research, rescue, rehabilitation and ...

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Growing Teff Grass - AgWeb

Tue, 2014-04-08 17:13

Growing Teff Grass
AgWeb
Teff (Eragrotis tef), is native to Ethiopia in Africa where it is mainly grown for its grain used in making the staple, injera. Although there is an ... According to teff research results at SDSU, summarized in the Extension Extra (ExEx 8071) entitled ...

Protecting Wildlife With Fences Can Do More Harm Than Good, Say Scientists - Care2.com

Tue, 2014-04-08 11:40

Protecting Wildlife With Fences Can Do More Harm Than Good, Say Scientists
Care2.com
Whether it's being used to keep wild animals safe from us, or us safe from them, scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) are urging conservationists to use fencing as a last resort. ... In ...

US Gas Tantalizes Europe, but It's Not a Quick Fix - New York Times

Tue, 2014-04-08 01:09

US Gas Tantalizes Europe, but It's Not a Quick Fix
New York Times
The Cheniere plant will be part of a new surge of liquefied natural gas supplies coming from not only the United States but also Australia, Africa and the Middle East. That surge, perhaps along with increased production in Europe itself, promises to ...

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Africa leads in bio-fortified food crops –Adesina - Daily Sun

Tue, 2014-04-08 00:46

Daily Sun

Africa leads in bio-fortified food crops –Adesina
Daily Sun
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, has stated that of all the 1.5 million farming households now growing bio-fortified food crops in the world, 1.4 million are in Africa. ... Commending the work of scientists on the ...

Bad Weather, Weird Parrot Fish Fact, and More - National Geographic

Mon, 2014-04-07 23:35

Bad Weather, Weird Parrot Fish Fact, and More
National Geographic
The reefs here off the coast of Tofo are perfect for us to survey the marine biodiversity—fish, algae, and corals—in order to understand the human pressures that affect this beautiful African coastline. We must ... Getting this kind of nuanced ...

Dirk de Vos - Daily Maverick

Mon, 2014-04-07 22:55

Dirk de Vos
Daily Maverick
The objectives of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the forerunner of the African Union (AU) which was founded in 1962, included ridding the continent of the remaining vestiges of colonisation and Apartheid, promoting unity and solidarity among ...

The Lions In The Grass, Revisited - Forbes

Mon, 2014-04-07 21:51

The Lions In The Grass, Revisited
Forbes
We've been reasonably lucky on the game runs: besides the usual lions, rhinoceri, water buffalo, etc., we've seen both cheetah and leopard, two animals that avoided my vicinity on every other trip to Africa. I'm here at the end of the rainy season ...

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