Archive: 30/12/2016

China to ban ivory trade by end of 2017

China will ban all domestic ivory trade and processing by the end of 2017, state media reported Friday, a move hailed by activists as a "game changer" for African elephants.

dateDec 30, 2016 in Ecology
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Sweden allows wolf hunt despite outcry

A top Swedish court on Friday allowed the hunting of 24 wolves early next year in a decision slammed by environmental campaigners who fear a shooting spree could put the species at risk.

dateDec 30, 2016 in Ecology
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NASA might build an ice house on Mars

At first glance, a new concept for a NASA habitat on Mars looks like a cross between Mark Watney's inflatable potato farm from "The Martian" and the home of Luke's Uncle Owen on Tatooine from "Star Wars."

dateDec 30, 2016 in Space Exploration
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