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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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09Feb 20

Drought threatens food supply in North Korea

In the first five months of 2019, North Korea recorded just 2 inches of rainfall, far below the amount needed for crops to thrive. Fearing poor harvests, the government urged…

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