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Meteorites did not enrich ocean life: study

An explosion of ocean life some 471 million years ago was not sparked by a meteorite bombardment of Earth, said a study Tuesday that challenges a leading theory.

Dwarf galaxies shed light on dark matter

The first sighting of clustered dwarf galaxies bolsters a leading theory about how big galaxies such as our Milky Way are formed, and how dark matter binds them, researchers said Monday.

Chinese human rights lawyers set their sights on smog

Toxic smog has found itself in the dock in China, as the authorities are taken to court over a problem that has choked entire regions, put public health at risk and forced the closure of schools and roads.

The skin cure fad threatening Myanmar’s elephants

Under the shadow of Myanmar’s famed “Golden Rock” punters haggle for the latest traditional medicine cure — slices of skin from the country’s fast disappearing wild elephants sold for a few dollars a square inch.

Trump signals big shift on energy, climate policies

US President Donald Trump signaled a sharp break on energy and the environment policy Friday, announcing plans to undo climate policies and promote domestic energy development as part of his “America First” agenda.

Interpol opens new front in war against wildlife crimes

International police body Interpol announced a new project Friday that will identify and dismantle origanised crime networks between Africa and Asia that have devastated wildlife and made ivory a sought-after luxury.

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