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  1. Elephants on lifesaving trekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Columbian

    Groups in Africa work together to relocate 500 of the giant beasts 185 miles to reserve that's been 'depleted of wildlife' The great beasts appear so helpless, dangling limply from the metal arm of a crane. From their uselessly slack heads hang flaccid trunks.

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  2. Why South Africa's great whites are disappearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | WPTV Local News

    Following a six-year study in the coastal town of Gansbaai - known for its dense population of great whites - scientists estimate about 350 to 520 are left in South Africa's waters. "If we don't do something drastic now, legislation-wise and management-wise, we risk to lose these iconic predators," Dr. Sara Andreotti, one of the study's researchers, told BBC .

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  3. After Finding Dory, scientists present farming DoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | The Washington Post

    This image released by Disney-Pixar shows the character Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, in a scene from "Finding Dory." hit the big screen last month, researchers worried how that might hike sales of Pacific blue tangs .

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  4. Small Group Tours are Transforming the Travel IndustryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Triple Pundit

    Numerous studies indicate that international tourists are asking for more responsible traveling experiences. Specifically, a 2012 report by The Travel Foundation and Forum for the Future found that 75 percent of consumers desired a more responsible holiday, and 66 percent wanted to identify a 'greener' holiday more easily.

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  5. University of Otago honours research leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | University of Otago News

    Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith, an internationally renowned biological anthropologist who pioneered the use of evolutionary genetics to trace Pacific migrations, is the latest recipient of the Distinguished Research Medal, the University of Otago's highest distinction. The University awards the medal for outstanding scholarly achievement, including the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge, the development of innovative technology, or the development of concepts that lead to significant advances.Announcing the honour, Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne said that Professor Matisoo-Smith is a richly deserving recipient of the medal.

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  6. Cotuit Center for the Arts features far-flung places and people in new showRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Barnstable Patriot

    You don't have to travel far to be transported to fascinating foreign lands this summer, as Cotuit Center for the Arts celebrates the opening of two exhibits focused on international cultural experiences, as well as the center's first juried photography exhibit, with an opening reception and artist talk on Saturday.

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  7. Coca-Cola turns to baobab in new low calorie soft drink brandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | NutraIngredients

    Coca-Cola has launched a soft drink which counts baobab extract among its ingredients: a beverage that could be rolled out globally in the future. The Aquarius Vive brand has been developed for the Spanish market, where it was launched last month.

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  8. Unbelievably Cute Pictures of Rescued Baby SlothsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | National Geographic

    The six species that live in Central and South America are either endangered or declining fast due to people encroaching on their habitat. Photographer and primate conservationist Sam Trull has spent a few years documenting these charismatic tree dwellers.

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  9. These elephants are being tranquilized, strung up and driven 185 miles. That's a good thing.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | The Washington Post

    An elephant is lifted by a crane in an upside down position in Lilongwe, Malawi, in the first step of an assisted migration of 500 of the threatened species. The great beasts appear so helpless, dangling limply from the metal arm of a crane.

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  10. A New Tool for Studying Gorilla Health: Half-Chewed FoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Discover

    In the mountains of Central Africa, scientists who study critically endangered gorillas have a new tool. They've discovered that they can learn what viruses gorillas are carrying by stealthily collecting half-chewed plants the apes leave behind.

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  11. 16 hours 37 min agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    National Geographic has awarded a $100,000 grant to Backus-based Rural Renewable Energy Alliance .

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  12. Who is Boris Diaw?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Salt City Hoops

    Last time, I scoured the interwebs looking for information on George Hill, and came away a big fan. For this post, I wanted to learn more about Boris Diaw and see what kind of character we'll be lucky to have for the next year .

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  13. Featured Mover | Kris Hoellen, National AquariumRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Daily Record

    The National Aquarium in Baltimore has named Kris Hoellen as its new senior vice president and chief conservation officer. Hoellen joins the organization from The Conservation Fund in Arlington, Virginia, where she served as senior vice president of sustainable programs.

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  14. Oldest Non-Human Stone Tools Outside Africa Created by MonkeysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | National Geographic

    A capuchin monkey in Brazil's Serra da Capivara National Park cracks open nuts with a stone tool. Only a handful of non-human primates use stone tools.

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  15. Photography, watercolors on display at Zaccheo Fine Art GalleryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Manchester Journal

    MANCHESTER >> An art exhibit featuring two artists, one of them local, opened earlier this month at the John Zaccheo Fine Art Gallery. Ted Schiffman of Manchester is a renowned National Geographic wildlife photographer who has published 15 books.

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  16. Africa: U.S Ivory Trade Ban - Why the Far East Must Follow SuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | AllAfrica.com

    The US government on Monday last week banned trade in ivory as part of its effort to stem the killing of elephants for their tusks. Until the US government's decision early last week, it had for the past few years restricted ivory trade in the USA as part of its contribution to the fight against killings of elephants in most African countries.

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  17. Hedgesville primitive skills instructor treks the SerengetiRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 10 | Martinsburg Journal

    Jason Drevenak used the skills he teaches at his North American Bushcraft School near Hedgesville to recently complete a 226-mile hike across Africa as part of a National Geographic television show. Drevenak said he knows that finding the life lessons and values from his Appalachian history helps him stay centered on what is important; to live in harmony with man and nature.

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  18. TV This Week: 'Mr. Robot' returns; 'The Night...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 10 | OregonLive.com

    U.S. Olympic Trials: The competitions continue, and the women's gymnastics trials should be especially suspenseful, as decisions are made about which women will represent the U.S. in the Olympics in Rio. "The Night Of": The first episode of the new eight-part limited series about a murder investigation in New York still bears an executive producer credit for the late James Gandolfini, who was originally slated to play the role of a rumpled defense attorney.

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  19. Vernon now has its own elephantRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 10 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    Phil Lambert takes animal welfare seriously, from his four dogs to his latest "pet," Rosie, an African elephant who now lives at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. Thanks to donations from customers, sale of Rosie-themed merchandise and a special blend of coffee, the owner of The Bean Scene Coffee House is raising $1,000 every week for the care of the 46-year-old elephant.

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  20. Africa: Drones: Keeping a Watchful Eye on AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | AllAfrica.com

    Operated either autonomously based on a pre-programmed flight plan or by remote control, unmanned aerial vehicles , popularly known as drones, are now being deployed in Africa for a variety of missions. Mostly found in military and special operation applications, UAVs are increasingly finding uses in civil and recreational applications.

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