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From fins to limbs

Tonight Cambridge vertebrate palaeontologist Professor Jenny Clack is the subject of BBC Four’s Beautiful Minds series. The programme looks at her contribution to our understanding of early tetrapods ...

dateApr 12, 2012 in Archaeology & Fossils
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EU agrees crack down on shark finning

The European Union endorsed tighter shark fishing rules on Monday to ensure fishermen respect a ban on slicing off the fins of their catches and throwing the live body overboard to drown.

dateMar 19, 2012 in Ecology
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New York eyes shark fin trade ban

A group of New York legislators on Tuesday unveiled a draft law banning trade in shark fins, saying the practice, which serves the market for Chinese shark fin soup, was decimating the ocean predators.

dateFeb 21, 2012 in Other
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Singapore supermarket to stop selling shark fin

Singapore's largest supermarket chain will stop selling shark fin products from April after an inflammatory comment by one of its suppliers triggered calls for a boycott from activists and the public.

dateJan 06, 2012 in Ecology
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