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Health: Two sides of traditional medicines

Traditional remedies have always been controversial — lauded by their users and scrutinized by science. The CLS synchrotron lately has been the tool of choice to study these preparations for Dr. Kenneth ...

Aug 21, 2012
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Poaching puts pressure on Malayan tiger

A Malaysian government plan to double its population of endangered Malayan tigers to 1,000 through tighter protection is under threat due to persistent poaching, a conservation group warned Tuesday.

May 15, 2012
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Africa's last rhinos threatened by poaching

Decades of conservation efforts to save rhinos are coming undone, as surging demand for their horns in Asian traditional medicine has spawned a vast criminal trade powered by poaching.

May 07, 2012
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Chinese scientists call for ban on bear farming

(Phys.org) -- Three Chinese scientists, Xia Sheng, Haolin Zhang and Qiang Weng, all from Beijing Forest University, have published a correspondence paper in the science journal Nature, calling for a ban on the practice of bea ...

Apr 26, 2012 report
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S.African rangers kill poachers in Kruger park

Authorities have killed two suspected poachers, arrested two others and found 11 rhino carcasses in the same area of South Africa's Kruger National Park in one week, a spokesman said Thursday.

Jan 12, 2012
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12 new flavonoids discovered in Kew tree

Scientists at Kew interested in the classification of legumes have been studying the chemistry of the Kentucky yellow-wood (Cladrastis kentukea). Evidence from DNA sequencing suggested that this species is ...

Jan 10, 2012
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Philippines seizes butchered pangolins

Philippine wildlife authorities seized a huge shipment of meat and scales from up to a hundred slaughtered pangolins, also known as scaly anteaters, officials said on Friday.

Jan 06, 2012
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