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Passports for 'endangered' musical instruments

From pianos with ivory keys to violin bows crafted with tortoise shell, musical instruments made from protected species will soon be able to roam the globe more easily—with their own passports.

Mar 13, 2013
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Japan tsunami town on watch for shark deal

An international agreement to protect sharks could spell trouble for one tsunami-wrecked port in Japan as it struggles back to its feet two years after being swept away, locals say.

Mar 13, 2013
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International ban on polar bear trade rejected

A major meeting of governments on threats to endangered species on Thursday rejected a ban on international trade in polar bears amid fears it would distract from the bigger threat of global warming.

Mar 07, 2013
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Antigua gets OK to become copyright haven (Update)

Americans call it piracy. Antiguans call it justice. The islands of Antigua and Barbuda are threatening to strip intellectual property protections from American goods as part of a long-running trade dispute over the U.S. ...

Jan 28, 2013
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Frankincense is for life, not just for Christmas

High demand for Frankincense means that many Boswellia papyrifera trees are being over-exploited and populations are at risk of dying out. But help may be on hand as the results of a new study led by Motuma Tolera, which ...

Dec 10, 2012
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Sizzling mobile-application industry ready to hire

Ross Waycaster designed the first of his four mobile applications as a high school senior in Tupelo, Miss., a game called "Super Marrio Jump" that's been downloaded from the Apple store more than 20,000 times, earning him ...

Nov 23, 2012
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