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International Ban on Selling Wild Baby Elephants to Zoos Got Approved

September 5, 2019

The European Union helped pass a strict ban on selling African baby elephants to zoos, BBC News reported last week. Zimbabwe and the United States were among the nations that voted against the trade restrictions, which passed August 27. The vote supersedes zoos’ usual conservation efforts. […]

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A Look at Parliament as Johnson Suspends It Before Brexit Vote

September 3, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspended Parliament Wednesday before Brexit, an article in AP News reported. The move will reduce his opponents’ time to prevent the UK from a no-deal EU withdrawal. Looking back in history, Parliament’s voter representation surged in 1832. […]

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As Amazon Wildfires Blaze, Deforestation May Be to Blame

August 26, 2019

A surge in Brazilian wildfires struck areas of the Amazon rainforest with high deforestation, NPR reported August 21. Farming and illegal logging have catalyzed the disappearing rainforests, but overall, many sources are to blame—most of which are man-made. […]

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Human-Sized Penguin Fossils Invite Look at Penguin Evolution

August 21, 2019

A new species of penguin fossil has been discovered measuring over five feet tall, according to NBC News. The creature weighed an estimated 170 lbs. and was found in New Zealand, suggesting that penguins evolved greatly to resemble their modern incarnations. […]

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Australia to Curb Cow Burps, Methane Emissions, with Seaweed Diet

August 20, 2019

Lowering methane emissions in Australia may come from stopping cow burps, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation announced. Scientists are farming a species of puffy, pink seaweed and introducing it to the bovine food regimen. Methane sources are far below and high above us, and it’s a problem. […]

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