China pledges to stop domestic ivory trade and protect elephants

June 1, 2015 by  
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For the first time ever, China has committed to phasing out the legal manufacture and sale of ivory . Conservation groups have applauded the measure as the single greatest effort in the fight to “save the last of the African elephants from poaching,” according to The Guardian . Recently, foreign diplomats watched 1,459 pounds of ivory symbolically destroyed and Zhao Shucong, the head of China’s State Forestry Administration said that China will strictly control the processing of ivory and the trade until the practice is eventually stopped. Read the rest of China pledges to stop domestic ivory trade and protect elephants Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: burning ivory stockpiles , China ivory trade , china phasing out ivory , elephant ivory , Elephant Poaching , elephant tusks , poaching elephants

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Hyperloop CEO says the 700mph ride could be free for passengers

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The Hyperloop  track proposed to offer super-speed travel between San Francisco and Los Angeles has to be one of the most exciting projects slated for the coming decade. In concept, the ultra-high-speed tram seems like luxury sent straight from the future, but Elon Musk’s futuristic pipe dream could be free for commuters.  Hyperloop Transportation Technologies CEO Dirk Ahlborn told CNBC that he’s kicking around the idea of making it free to ride , with paid upgrades bringing in the bulk of the profits. In an age when prices seem to rise endlessly, that’s a pretty refreshing notion. Read the rest of Hyperloop CEO says the 700mph ride could be free for passengers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Dirk Ahlborn , elon musk , free hyperloop ride , high speed transportation , Hyperloop , Hyperloop Transportation Technologies , public transportation , ultra high speed rail

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National Grid unveils Europe’s largest living wall

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