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Friday, July 17, 2015
Hong Kong's booming ivory market is helping push elephants towards extinction, conservationists said Thursday, reporting more ivory items on sale there than in any other city.
Scholars use Ramadan to push Islamic renewal
During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Muslims are called on to reflect on their faith as they conduct their daily fast. This past month, some clerics and scholars reflected on ways to reform the religious discourse in Islam to keep up with modern-day challenges and oppose extremism.
Russian village fears future, says the gov't 'wants to kill us,' as health cuts hit poorest
More than 70 years after Gennady Vinogradov was born in the small village of Sheshurino, northwest of Moscow, he just asks for one thing: to be able to die there in dignity.
Green iguanas culled in Kaohsiung to ensure eco balance maintained
Kaohsiung City has captured some 238 green iguanas so far this year, under a culling program that it began in 2013 to maintain an ecological balance, a city official said Thursday.
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Icy mountain ranges seen on Pluto after flyby
Icy mountain ranges can be seen rising from Pluto's surface, according to the first close-up images released Wednesday from NASA's New Horizon's spacecraft after its historic of flyby of the dwarf planet.
Laughing kookaburra among birds in decline: study
Populations of some of Australia's iconic birds -- including the laughing kookaburra, magpie and willie wagtail -- are in decline in parts of the country, according to a report released Wednesday, with habitat loss, feral cats and foxes among the likely threats.
Tiny fossil eggs long thought to harbor the embryos of dinosaurs or primitive birds, in fact contained unhatched baby lizards -- the oldest ever found, scientists said Wednesday.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Drones and phones being used to tackle Indonesia holiday road chaos
From drones to smartphone apps, Indonesia is harnessing technology to tackle traffic chaos during the annual mass exodus before the Muslim Eid holiday, when the potholed roads of overpopulated Java become clogged with millions of slow-moving cars and crashes are frequent.
Pluto up close: Spacecraft achieves flyby, calls home
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft got humanity's first up-close look at Pluto on Tuesday, sending word of its triumph across 3 billion miles to scientists waiting breathlessly back home.
New Taipei, EPA ignore voices of citizens: groups
Several local civic and environmental organizations yesterday gathered in front of the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA, 行政院環境保護署) and performed a short play condemning New Taipei City for handing out a "blank answer sheet".................
  
  
  
  
  
  
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