20,000+ Elephants Poached In Africa In 2013

Southern Africa continues to hold the lion’s share of Africa’s elephants, holding close to 55 percent of the known elephants on the continent.

More than 20,000 African elephants were poached across the continent in 2013 according to a report released on Friday by the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Although the sharp upward trend in illegal elephant killing observed since the mid-2000s, which had peaked in 2011,

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Environmental Crime Wave Costs World Billions

Interpol and the United Nations Environmental Program are working together to stop environmental crimes that cost tens of billions of dollars a year.

  NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The illegal cutting of timber and the poaching of elephants and rhinos are part of a "rapidly escalating environmental crime wave" that international governments must combat by increasing cooperation, police and environmental officials said Wednesday. Interpol and the United Nations Environmental Program are

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Drone Schools Suggest Inevitability Of Drones In Everyday Life

A rush to start drone engineering and research programs at U.S. and international universities could portend the ubiquity of drones in the future. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is […]

This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is the first drone that has proven successful in launching from and landing on an aircraft carrier, giving the military the capability of launching drone strikes without first setting up a

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Reports: Horn-Seeking Poachers Kill Last Rhino In Mozambique

The southern African country’s rhinoceros population had already been wiped out last century, before being reintroduced.

JOHANNESBURG — Mozambique's rhinoceros population was wiped out more than a century ago by big game hunters. Reconstituted several years ago, it has again been driven to extinction, or to the brink of extinction, by poachers seeking their horns for sale in Asia. A leading rhino expert told The Associated Press that the last rhino in the southern

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