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Canadian paleontologist helps crack turtle smuggling case

Vancouver - When wildlife officials needed help identifying several species of turtles and tortoises whose shells and shell fragments were sent unlawfully to an Ontario herbal supply company, they knew paleontologist Don Brinkman was their man.

Beijing to remove fake rooftop mountain 'villa'

Beijing - A wealthy Chinese businessman's rooftop villa has been creating controversy after it was declared illegal Aug. 13. The resident of Haidian district, Beijing built his mansion among imitation rock and it has been receiving a lot of attention this week.

Study: Toxic herbal compound causes Cancer

Aristolochic acid (AA), a carcinogenic compound found in Aristolochia plants has been confirmed to contribute to the high rates of upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUC) in Taiwan.

Unhealthy surprises found in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Researchers have found some potentially toxic ingredients in samplings from traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). They also found traces of endangered animals, with the help of new DNA sequencing technology.

Op-Ed: Bears committing suicide to escape China's bile harvesting farms

Louis Ng, director of Animal Concerns Research and Education Society in Singapore (ACRES) recently reported that bears kept on bile farms in China and Vietnam are 'committing suicide' in an attempt to escape their miserable existence.

100 endangered rhinos slaughtered in South Africa in 2008

Vietnamese crime-syndicates are operating from South Africa with only one aim: to slaughter as many African rhinos as they can. The ancient animals' horns are expensive, sold as mythical 'aphrodesiacs' in Chinese traditional medicine shops.

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