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Cambodia trains rats to detect landmines

Cambodia is training an elite squad of rats, imported from Africa, to sniff out landmines and other unexploded ordnance in the once war-wracked kingdom, authorities said on Friday.

dateJun 19, 2015 in Other
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Japan must do more to justify whaling plans: IWC

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Friday demanded that Japan provide more information to prove that its revised Antarctic whaling programme was for scientific research, saying it could not reach ...

dateJun 19, 2015 in Ecology
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Reducing the Japanese beetle population

On an overcast morning in May, 15 people sit on bales of hay in a semi-circle while listening to Ana Legrand, an assistant extension professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. ...

dateJun 19, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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African vultures declining at a critical rate

An international team of researchers, including leading scientists from the University of St Andrews, the Hawk Conservancy Trust and the University of York, say African vultures are likely to qualify as 'Critically ...

dateJun 19, 2015 in Ecology
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