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18Jun 19
Could China’s ban on ivory trading save African elephants?

Could China’s ban on ivory trading save African elephants?

China outlawed the trading of ivory in late 2017. Since then, fewer people in that country seem interested in buying it. About 30,000 African elephants were being killed each year to meet the demands of the legal and illegal trades. Conservationists are not sure how much of the decline can…

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18Jun 19

Catching the breeze, naturally

In the hot desert cities of Iran, wind catchers were used for centuries to capture cool breezes and push them downward into living spaces and underground cellars that stored perishable…

Note: Each post is hand-selected by one of our editors to further explore a 12-Story Library book. Our most recent posts can be found here, but more posts and loads of additional resources can be found on each book’s page.

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Are you curious about our world? Want to know more about it? Each book in this series is a lively introduction to a global neighbor. Packed with fascinating facts and vivid pictures, each tells you about  a country’s geography, history, government, economy, culture, daily life, and more. Open a book and be an explorer!

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