Daily Archives: August 4, 2017

A wild idea about paying for conservation

MEERKATS are endearing creatures. Indeed, they are so endearing that they have been turned into characters in a long-running series of advertisements on British television for a price-comparison website. But nothing comes from nothing. Thirty years ago, few non-zoologists would have heard of these social mongooses and the joke would not have worked. The animals were brought to public prominence ...

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Trump Tower evicts Secret Service over rental dispute

A dispute over rent has forced the Secret Service out of Trump Tower in New York City and onto the street. The federal law-enforcement agency vacated its command post inside the Manhattan skyscraper that houses the president’s primary personal residence following a dispute between the government and the Trump Organization over the terms of a rental agreement, the Washington Post ...

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