Archive: 01/04/2011

Huge ivory haul seized in Thailand

Thai customs said on Friday they had seized two tonnes of ivory worth over $3.3 million hidden in a shipment of frozen fish -- equivalent to more than 120 elephants killed.

dateApr 01, 2011 in Ecology
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Keeping astronauts safe from meteroids

Every day, about 100 tons of meteoroids bombard the Earth's atmosphere. These tiny particles can cause serious damage to spacecraft and astronauts alike. So how do we ensure the safety of space explorers and the important ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Flotsam from Japan's tsunami to hit US West Coast

(AP) -- John Anderson has discovered just about everything during the 30 years he's combed Washington state's beaches - glass fishing floats, hockey gloves, bottled messages, even hundreds of mismatched pairs of Nike sneakers ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Environment
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