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People are pillaging the world’s protected areas: study

Highways are being paved, oil is being drilled and entire cities are sprouting up inside many of the world’s nature preserves, imperiling the very creatures they are meant to protect, researchers said Thursday.

Chinese private firm launches first space rocket

A suborbital rocket was launched into space Thursday by a start-up in China’s burgeoning commercial aeronautics industry, as private firms snap at the heels of their dominant American rivals.

Sherpa guide missing on Everest, presumed dead

A sherpa guide who went missing four days ago on Everest is presumed dead, Nepali officials said Thursday, the first feared fatality of the climbing season on the world’s highest mountain.

Dutch PM flies four threatened iguanas to new home

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte had some unlikely companions flying home Tuesday from the Caribbean — four lesser Antillean iguanas carrying the hopes of their endangered species with them.

‘Kung Fu’ red pandas settle into new Laos sanctuary

Munching on bamboo and lazing under a fan spraying cooling mist, “Jackie Chan” is in a relaxed mood, one of three red pandas once destined for the exotic wildlife trade but now instead settling into a new home in a leafy Laos sanctuary.
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