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100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China ...

dateAug 18, 2014 in Ecology
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Amazon's canopy chemistry is a patchwork quilt

In many ways, plants act as chemical factories, using energy from sunlight to produce carbon-based energy and taking nutrients from the soil in order to synthesize a wide variety of products. Carnegie scientists ...

dateMar 03, 2014 in Ecology
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Mexico seizes food made from threatened iguana

Authorities in central Mexico have seized 32 liters (8.5 gallons) of food made with Mexican spiny-tailed iguanas, a protected and threatened species in the country, officials said Tuesday.

dateMay 12, 2015 in Ecology
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