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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 ...

Aug 18, 2014
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The overlooked history of African technology

In the border region where Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa meet, indigenous hunters have for centuries made and used an impressive array of tools. There is the bow, made from giant raisin trees and ...

Oct 06, 2014
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Rainfall monitoring with mobile phones

Agriculture, water resource management, drought and flood warnings, etc.: rainfall monitoring is vital in many areas. But the observation networks remain insufficient. This is not the case for antennas for ...

Sep 02, 2014
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Image: Lake Chad from orbit

This Landsat-8 image from 4 July 2014 shows Lake Chad in West Africa's Sahel region – a transition zone between the Sahara Desert to the north and savannahs and woodlands to the south.

Sep 05, 2014
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Asian stars enlisted to fight African rhino poaching

Increasingly desperate South African conversationists are turning to a multi-national team of "rhino ambassadors" to try to end the scourge of poaching—and Vietnamese pop diva Hong Nhung has been recruited ...

Sep 19, 2014
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