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Poachers Kill 300 Elephants With Cyanide

Last month, we reported that poachers were killing elephants using cyanide in Zimbabwe's 5,660-square mile Hwange National Park, killing at least 41. Sadly, as terrible as that was, it wasn't nearly t…

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Sweet Potatoes are a Superfood for Africans

Itís not news that malnutrition is a major issue throughout the world, with children being the most innocent victims of this international crisis. While thereís not a perfect solution, yet, itís enc…

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“Green Safaris” Get You Closer to Animals

Land Rovers converted to run on electricity are allowing tourists to get up close to the animals. The "greenrovers" are quiet - meaning the roar of the engine won't frighten off wildlife. Tech News…

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Are You Aiding Conflict Diamonds? [Infographic]

In late 2011, Zimbabwe was reinstated into the Kimberley Process. Why is this a problem? Because there is evidence that Zimbabwe - particularly the Marange mines - is still funding corruption through …

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These Chimpanzees Make Tools as Weapons

In Senegal, the recent discovery of a group of woodland chimps sharpening sticks and using them like spears to hunt is rocking the primatology world. First reported by National Geographic Emerging Exp…

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Lions and Humans Battle in Namibia

Adult lions are at the top of the food chain and have no natural enemies, except human beings. But for lions of Namibia, that enemy has become a huge problem. African farmers kill hundreds of them eve…

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South Africa Considers Legal Sale of Horns to Prevent Rhino Extinction

South Africa's government is considering a legal market for rhino horns to combat the booming illegal trade. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "taHSkjCd25XQjpvp", NewsLook = NewsLook ||…

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An Electric Car That Could Drive a Continent

Meet the Joule, a fully electric vehicle being developed in Cape Town that could be a game-changer for Africa, and possibly the world. Tech News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "VgFXjXkUotZXJ1zn",…

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Energy Efficiency in the Warm Heart of Africa

Villagers in Malawi fight back against the relentless tide of deforestation by using new stove technology, which allows them to use far less wood. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "Hrl…

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Saving Orphaned Chimpanzees

A sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo prepares orphaned chimps for release in the wild. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "JJpMYTyRWuDv6ZA0", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsLo…

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