Archive for February 4th, 2018:

Hong Kong bans ivory trade in ‘historic’ vote

Image copyright SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images Image caption The ivory trade will now be phased out in Hong Kong by 2021 Hong Kong’s lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to ban the trade in ivory, in a move campaigners described as “a lifeline for elephants”. A similar ban was brought in across mainland China earlier this year. Ivory

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Fossil from south Wales named as new reptile species

Image copyright University of Bristol Image caption Part of the 3D skeleton modelled from the fossil remains found in south Wales A fossil from south Wales has finally been identified as a new ancient species of small lizard. The reptile would have shared its home with other dinosaurs 200 million years ago, in what would

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Are we stuck with plastic drinking straws?

Image copyright PA One of the world’s leading makers of single-use plastic drinking straws has told Radio 5 Live that the development of more environmentally friendly alternatives is “stuck”. John Sidanta, chief executive of Primaplast, said he was aware of rising global concern over levels of plastic pollution in oceans and landfills. But he said

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