Archive: 25/03/2009

Endangered turtles no longer turned into souvenirs

Critically endangered hawksbill turtles are no longer being sold as tourist souvenirs in the Dominican Republic after a powerful government campaign cracked down on shops illegally trading such items. More than 99 percent ...

dateMar 25, 2009 in Ecology
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Clouded leopard cubs born at National Zoo

An endangered clouded leopard at the Smithsonian's National Zoo's Conservation & Research Center (CRC) in Front Royal, Va., gave birth to a genetically valuable litter of two cubs on Tuesday, March 24. The clouded leopard, ...

dateMar 25, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Study: Range of pharmaceuticals in fish across US

(AP) -- Fish caught near wastewater treatment plants serving five major U.S. cities had residues of pharmaceuticals in them, including medicines used to treat high cholesterol, allergies, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder ...

dateMar 25, 2009 in Environment
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