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WWF Media team on Twitter: "#UN targets illegal wildlife trade for second time in one week @AP http://t.co/kiTcq39iaW #killthetrade"

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Mission to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah – in pictures

Photojournalist Jim Urquhart always wanted to go into space. Here he comes close to his dream, documenting a team of scientists who are using the Utah desert as a dry run for future missions to Mars

What kind of a U.N. envoy will Mike Bloomberg be?

Although former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is often called a centrist, in his case the term obscures more than it illuminates. Bloomberg is …

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Galápagos Park Rangers Protect Nesting Turtles, Mating Sea Lions

<i>Co-authored by George Lewis</i><p>They are like ninjas, dressed completely in black, spying and moving stealthily in the night to avoid detection. These are not military commandos, but rather a trio of Galápagos National Park rangers, backed up by an international group of volunteers, monitoring the …