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November 2, 2017 4:00 PM New great ape species identified in Indonesia

Scientists who have been puzzling for years over the genetic "peculiarity" of a tiny population of orangutans in Sumatra have finally concluded that they are a new species to science. The apes in question were only reported to exist after an expedition into the remote mountain forests there in 1997. The species has been named the Tapanuli orangutan - a third 7130

November 2, 2017 4:00 PM New Orangutan Species Identified in Indonesian Rain Forest

Orangutans are an endangered species, with populations in some areas critically endangered. The new species, Pongo tapanuliensis, or the Tapanuli orangutan, was described as living only in an area of forest about 425 square miles in size. The team researching the Tapanuli orangutan contends that it’s the most endangered of all surviving great apes, with only about 1637

October 27, 2017 5:19 PM Food allergies surging among US kids and adults, research shows

WASHINGTON — Food allergies are on the rise across the country, according to two new studies released Friday by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Dr. Ruchi Gupta, lead author of one of the studies, didn’t expect the jump in adult-onset food allergies. “Food allergies are often seen as a condition that begins in childhood, so the idea that 45 percent 66

October 27, 2017 11:51 AM Namibia: A Century of Africa's Agricultural Development

Rising food insecurity, poverty, hunger, unemployment and rural underdevelopment on the African continent (I am using Africa here to imply sub-Saharan Africa) has pushed the agenda towards an agricultural development strategy, especially in the rural areas. Now, in a cyclical fashion, agricultural productivity, agricultural sustainability, rural employment 87

October 25, 2017 4:14 PM North Korea Threatens U.S. With 'Strongest Hydrogen Bomb Test over the Pacific Ocean'

North Korea has threatened to conduct its seventh nuclear test on the Pacific Ocean, a move that would carry huge risks and further inflame the already heightened tensions between the reclusive nation and the United States. Pyongyang has a long history of making incendiary statements without following through, but seems particularly determined to be taken 55

October 25, 2017 2:12 AM Zec registers 1 million voters

The commission’s public relations director Mr Justin Manyau yesterday said he was happy with progress in the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) exercise. “We have reached the one million voter registration mark and we’re confident that we’ll be able to register all the people that qualify to vote. “The Commission would like to inform the public that it has the capacity 62

October 24, 2017 3:50 PM Elephant poaching in Africa falls but ivory seizures up: Study

Elephant poaching in Africa declined for a fifth straight year in 2016 but seizures of illegal ivory hit record highs, the CITES monitor said on Tuesday, calling it a "conflicting phenomena". In its latest report, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species also noted that despite the overall fall in poaching, Africa's elephant population 78

October 23, 2017 6:48 AM Suspected poacher injured by charging rhino in Namibia's Etosha National Park

Police say the rhino "appeared from nowhere" and severely injured the suspected poacher after he fell over. Luteni Muharukua and other suspected poachers allegedly entered northern Namibia's Etosha National Park in an attempt to steal rhino horns, according to The Namibian newspaper. Police said the rhino "appeared from nowhere" and severely injured 47

October 23, 2017 3:04 AM Global Pollution Is the World's Biggest Killer But the U.S. Is Better Off Than Most, Study Finds – InsideSources

Like most countries in the developed world, pollution is much less of a concern in the United States compared to lower and middle income countries around the world, according to a landmark study on air, water, soils and workplaces. One key point the study makes however is that air pollution disperses and moves globally. Thus airborne pollutants travel 64

October 22, 2017 1:13 PM 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winners Show the Beauty and Harsh Reality of the Natural World

The winners of the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards, run by the UK's Natural History Museum, were selected for their artistic composition, technical innovation, and truthful interpretation of the natural world. Over numerous categories, adult and youth photographers used their cameras to weave a truthful, if sometimes painful, story about 59