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Trade Ban to Protect Pangolins: Enough to Save Them?

An international agreement now prohibits the commercial sale across international borders of the world’s most trafficked mammals. Enforcement is another matter.

Whoppers! A Brief History of the Most Raucus American Hoaxes

On the morning of June 25, 1889, Americans in the Denver area woke up to quite an odd headline in their local newspapers. The story read, “GREAT CHINESE WALL DOOMED! PEKING SEEKS WORLD TRADE!” It told how the Great Wall of China was destined to be destroyed,...

Thailand suspends seahorse trade amid conservation concerns

Seahorses, traded by the millions annually as an ingredient in traditional medicine in parts of Asia, are getting a reprieve from Thailand, the world's biggest exporter of the animal.

Endangered Pangolin gets the international trade ban it so desperately needed

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

In recent years, the pangolin has become the world’s most trafficked mammal. In recognition of this unfortunate distinction, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has […]

Korean Exchange Tells World’s No. 2 Shipbuilder to Improve Financials Or Else

By Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) — Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., the world’s second-largest shipbuilder, was told to improve its financials within a year before its shares can resume trading, the stock exchange said. The shipbuilder has been given until Sept. Show More Summary

The Death Star was as big as Florida, and other boggling size comparisons

If the world's tallest building existed in New York City, it would put One World Trade Center to shame.  That's just one takeaway from a new, inspired photo series by college student Kevin Wisbith. He posted a series called "A QuickShow More Summary

Melbourne Launches A Free Wi-Fi Network

Today Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis announced that Melbourne would be launching a free wi-fi network across the CBD. Apparently it’s “unparalleled” and “world class”. More »      

Air rage is taking off around the world, say airlines

Incidents of unruly passengers on planes are increasing, and more effective deterrents are needed to tackle the problem, a global airline trade group said Wednesday. Continue reading ? The post Air rage is taking off around the world, say airlines appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Man who returned historic 9/11 flag identified as Brian Browne

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

The identity of the man who returned the historic U.S. flag raised by firefighters over the World Trade Center rubble has been revealed.

Whoopi Goldberg on Vetements and Burning Bridges

The comedian is trading The View for a higher profile in the fashion world.

Pangolin, The 'Artichoke With Legs,' Earns Top Trade Protection

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

World leaders at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species agreed to ban all commercial trade in pangolins, small and endangered mammals that also resemble aardvarks.

Trade ban approved for the pangolin - the world's most heavily trafficked mammal

The pangolin is described as the most heavily trafficked mammal in the world. The nocturnal, ant-eating animal got a much-needed boost Wednesday at a U.N. wildlife conference that approved a ban on trade in all eight species of Asian and African pangolins. The small creature is heavily poached...

More Wealth, More Jobs, but Not for Everyone: What Fuels the Backlash on Trade

Trade is under attack in much of the world, because economists failed to anticipate the accompanying joblessness, and governments failed to help.

No more trade in endangered pangolins, U.N. meeting decides

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday banned global trade in highly endangered pangolins, a scaly animal with the dubious distinction of being the world's most poached mammal.

Wildlife meeting votes for complete trade ban on pangolins: CITES

Delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg voted Wednesday to ban all trade of the endangered pangolin, the world's most heavily trafficked mammal. "(The) committee agrees all pangolins...Show More Summary

The Sky Is Falling! Growth in World Trade Is Slowing

The establishment types are pulling out all the stops in trying to resuscitate the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Hence we get a report from the OECD on the declining in the growth rate of world trade and a front page article highlighting the report in the Washington Post. I haven't read the report carefully, but it is worth making two quick points. Show More Summary

WTO Slashes Global Trade Forecast by 39% Since April: "Wake-Up Call" Says WTO Director

The new figure of 1.7 percent, down from the WTO's previous estimate of 2.8 percent in April, marked the first time in 15 years that international commerce was expected to lag the growth of the world economy, the trade body said...."We...Show More Summary

Debate showed how divisive trade has become

In an angry election year, issue resonates with many American voters, threatening a pillar of U.S. policy since World War II

WHY IT MATTERS: Debate showed how divisive trade has become

At Monday's debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump declared the need to renegotiate trade deals because U.S. trading partners are "taking our jobs." Through trade pacts and institutions like the World Trade Organization, the United States has sought to rip down barriers to global commerce, including quotas and taxes on imports. [...]Show More Summary

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