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Thailand destroys more than 2 tons of illegal ivory

By Wed, Aug 26, 2015 6:04PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have destroyed more than 2 tons of seized and smuggled ivory in the latest move by the government to avoid possible economic sanctions over a perceived failure to tackle the illicit trade.

Australia’s opposition party announces solar-wind revolution

By Fri, Aug 21, 2015 1:20PM UTC

Australia’s opposition block has come up with a defiant act against Tony Abbott’s government on the Renewable Energy Target (RET) by committing to an ambitious target of 50 percent by 2030. In Victoria alone, a solar and wind farms revolution will soon get underway. By 2020, RET will be no less than 20 percent.

Will India’s conservation efforts be enough to save its tigers?

By Fri, Aug 14, 2015 11:28AM UTC

In a world where tigers have lost 93 percent of their natural habitat in the last 100 years and the illegal trade in tiger parts has skyrocketed, India has recently been a relative bright light in terms of conservation.

Study: Air pollution is killing 4,000 people in China every day

By Fri, Aug 14, 2015 10:07AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study shows that air pollution is killing about 4,000 people in China a day, accounting for 1 in 6 premature deaths in the world’s most populous country.

Indonesian police arrest 4 suspected tiger poachers

By Tue, Aug 11, 2015 10:47AM UTC

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia police have arrested four suspected poachers of a Sumatran tiger, an endangered species.

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