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Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

The detailed genetic history of elephants

Mammoths, mastodons, straight-tusked elephants, and living species; an international team of scientists have established the most complete genomic history of elephants. They’re produced complete genomes of 14 species, from long extinct, to living elephant species. Evolutionary geneticist Hendrik Poinar (PhD) »

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Tomorrow is World Rhino day: Will poaching wipe them out?

(public comments allowed on all RCI stories- form is at bottom)  If you have never seen a rhino in the wild, It’s possible you never will, and at the present rate, very probably that your children won’t. September 22 is »

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, International, Society

Protest planned for African Trophy Hunting trade show event

This weekend will see a gathering of African outfitters, guides and various other related exhibitors at a hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Screen grab of the Africa Hunting Show webpage © afrciahuntingevents.ca The Africa Hunting trade show is making its annual rounds »

Environment, International, Society

History Sept. 15,1885: Death of a star entertainer, a huge star

At over 4 metres (13 feet) tall at the time of death, he was big. In fact in the English language his name has come to mean anything big from jumbo jets,  to jumbo shrimp..to, well anything big. Jumbo the »

Environment, International, Society

Hanako- the world’s loneliest elephant- is dead.

Hanako, meaning ‘flower child’ has died in her enclosure in Japan. Hanako, a female elephant was a gift from the Thai government to Japan and had lived at Tokyo zoo since the age of two. A few years ago Canadian »

Environment, International, Society

Vancouver woman’s plea for Japanese elephant

If it was a human, it might well be considered cruel and unusual punishment. That’s what Vancouver blogger Ulara Nakagawa thought when she saw the elephant in what she describes as a “prison” in “one of the cruellest, most archaic »

Environment, International

Canadian guilty of smuggling endangered wildlife products

A 39 year old resident of west coast Richmond, British Columbia has pleaded guilty to a charge of wildlife smuggling in front of a US federal judge in Manhattan yesterday. Xiao Ju Guan, who owns an antiques business admitted trying »