News tagged with african countries

Forensic tools for catching poachers

The trade in ivory was largely outlawed in 1989, but poaching continues and remains a serious threat to the African elephant. Seizures of large amounts of ivory, sometimes over a ton, continue to occur. Research by Alfred ...

dateAug 06, 2012 in Ecology
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US bans commercial ivory trade

The United States banned the commercial trade of elephant ivory on Tuesday as part of a new drive to help African countries stem the rising threat to wildlife from poachers.

dateFeb 11, 2014 in Ecology
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X-ray chemist solves cholera mystery

The likelihood of becoming seriously ill from cholera depends on your blood group. It is possible to find a new remedy for the feared illness by studying the molecular structure in the toxin in the cholera ...

dateAug 27, 2012 in Biochemistry
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