Archive for December 30th, 2016:

Big digs

2016 had its fair share of exciting discoveries in the world of archaeology. Together, they reveal the human characteristics that unite us all and expose the impacts that past peoples continue to have on life today. Here’s a selection of the most inspiring findings of the year. Britain’s Pompeii Image copyright Cambridge Archaeological Unit Image

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Private vehicles add to Delhi’s pollution woes

Image copyright AP Image caption Pollution levels in India’s capital city has reached levels 90 times higher than levels deemed safe by health experts Despite alarming pollution levels, Delhi has seen a surge in private vehicles, while public transport is in decline, environmentalists have warned. They quoted government figures that show there are now about

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China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kenya set alight 105 tonnes of ivory tusks in April to help tackle the illegal trade China has announced a ban on all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017. Conservation groups hailed the decision as “historic” and a “game-changer” for the future of elephants. The move

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