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Navy SEALs ready to open doors to women

WASHINGTON (AP) — The commander of the Navy's special warfare units is recommending that the SEALs and combat crew jobs be opened to women, but he …

Military

Bernie Sanders's Revolutionary Politics -- And Why He Could Win

Last week, new polls showed that Bernie Sanders's campaign for the Democratic primaries reached new heights. The self-described democratic socialist now boasts a 10-point advantage over Hillary Clinton in Iowa and an astounding 22-point lead in New Hampshire. Despite these impressive results, an …

Drones to the rescue: How one South African project is using big data to outfox rhino poachers

A project to protect South African rhinos is using crowdfunding to help fund the purchase of drones used to defeat poachers.<p>The promises of big data …

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Approves Rhino Hunting Permit

<b>Dallas, TX</b> -(Ammoland.com)- A Texas hunter has received from the U.S. government a permit to bring home the taxidermy from a planned hunt for a black …

South Africa faces uphill battle against rhino poaching

Rhino poachers cut the horns off their prey to sell them on the black market. In the most brutal cases, the rhinos are alive during this painful …

BBC World Service - Newsday, The Cost of Rhino Horn - for the Animals

Rhino horn is the world's most expensive commodity. Gram for gram it fetches more than diamonds and gold because of demand in Asia, where it's wrongly believed to cure cancer. Last year South African authorities killed 42 poachers but that didn't stop a record number of Rhinos being killed, more …

Poaching the creature that's more valuable than gold

<b>Last year a record 1,215 rhinos were slaughtered for their horns in South Africa - and at the same time, 42 poachers were killed by rangers and police. This bloody conflict is fuelled by the mistaken belief in Asia that rhino horn cures cancer, and it's growing more intense every year.</b><p>"The gunman …

Drones Used to Stop Elephant and Rhino Poachers in Africa

Elephants and rhinos in Africa are increasingly threatened by poaching as ivory and rhino horns become more desirable, but a new method using drones has proven effective in stopping the poachers in their tracks — from thousands of miles away.<p>More than 20,000 elephants were killed by poachers in …

Wildlife

It Was a Record Year for Poaching Rhinos in South Africa in 2014

Poachers killed 1,215 rhinos for their horns in South Africa in 2014, another record loss as the country struggles to protect the animals.<p>A majority …

South Africa

Could 3D Bioprinted Rhino Horn Alternative Save the World's Rhinoceros Population

We have a problem. Human beings are greedy. Perhaps it is Charles Darwin’s ‘Survival of the Fittest’ playing out in a real world scenario. Whatever …

Biologist aims to grow rhino horns to save animals from poachers | The Star

If all goes well, the company wants to grow elephant ivory and even tiger bones.<p>This idea has netted Markus and fellow biologist George Bonaci, his …

Operation Crash puts dent in wildlife trafficking

Operation Crash — named after the term for a herd of rhinoceros — is sending wildlife traffickers to prison and seizing millions of dollars in cash, …

Wildlife

Uganda microchips rhinos to fight poaching

<b>Kampala, Uganda (CNN) —</b> Uganda has begun microchipping its rhinos as part of a global effort to fight poaching and the illegal trade in rhino horn.<p>The chips are being implanted in the small rhino herd at the country's breeding sanctuary.<p>"Many poachers and traders of illegal rhino horn have escaped …

Extinction

Rhinos – a horny problem

The poaching crisis in rhinos in fact, dwarfs that of elephants at the moment. The rapid increase in poaching of rhinos since 2008 has mirrored other …

Elephants

As price of illicit tusks and rhino horn trumps gold, Africa needs to go to war for its wildlife

RECENTLY, the world rallied around wildlife during the second-annual World Wildlife Day, a day proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 2013.<p>…

This Nonprofit Wants to Use Drones to Save Elephants and Rhinos From Poachers

An unmanned aircraft that prowls the sky may soon save the lives of some of the most amazing animals on the planet.<p>The Lindbergh Foundation, a …

Three Wise Men target illegal rhino horn trade in Vietnam with print campaign

Melbourne-based independent communications consultancy Three Wise Men has targeted the illegal rhino horn trade in a print campaign running in …

Extinction

Are These Wild Ideas Our Last Hope for Saving Africa's Rhinos?

While more numerous than the critically endangered northern white rhinoceros, the southern white rhino is under withering assault from poachers. …

Wildlife

Poisoning rhino horns doesn't hurt the rhinos, but it may keep poachers away

Rhinos with poison-infused horns are roaming the bush in South Africa, frightening away poachers who don’t want sell a toxic product to their clients in Asia. At least that’s what Lorina Hern hopes.<p>Hern, the co-founder of the Rhino Rescue Project, has spent the last four years “devaluing” the horns …

The Front Lines of Ferguson

The death of Michael Brown and 48 hours at the center of an American crisis in Ferguson, Missouri<p>I don’t know what made me buy a plane ticket to St. …

Justice

The Gender Politics of Pockets

The iPhone 6 may be the great catalyst in including this oft-ignored aspect of women's fashion.<p>I am one of the 10 million people who acquired an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus ten days ago.<p>Coming from Planet Android, I wasn’t as put off by the larger dimensions as everyone else in the technosphere …