Famed Galapagos tortoise to be embalmed, displayed QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The beloved Galapagos Islands giant tortoise known as Lonesome George will remain a tourist attraction even in death. Ecuador's environment minister says the reptile that became a symbol of disappearing species will be embalmed and ... 06/26/2012 - 9:10 am | View Link
Famed Galapagos Tortoise to be Embalmed, Displayed The beloved Galapagos Islands giant tortoise known as Lonesome George will remain a tourist attraction even in death. Ecuador's environment minister says the reptile that became a symbol of disappearing species will be embalmed and placed on display on ... 06/26/2012 - 1:36 am | View Link
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The Way Of The Panda When I wrote my book on Lonesome George, I wondered whether it was possible to study the growth of a tortoise's shell and work out its age in much the same way as one ... 08/11/2016 - 12:04 pm | View Website
A new, powerful aftershock rocked central Italy on Friday. The death toll from Wednesday's devastating earthquake stands at 267. More than 200 people have been pulled alive from collapsed buildings, but hope of finding more survivors is fading. Seth Doane reports from outside Pescara del Tronto, one of the villages destroyed by the quake.
Zimbabwe police battled anti-government protesters Friday with batons, tear gas and water cannons, despite a court order that police should not to interfere with the demonstration in the capital Friday.
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s high streets are heaving with shoppers despite June’s shock vote to leave the European Union, big companies have reported few signs of distress and some tabloid newspapers are even talking about a post-Brexit economic boom.
The overwhelming view from economists is that it is too early to know how Britain will cope with years of Brexit uncertainty – but there is a growing belief the country can avoid a recession that only weeks ago was regarded as likely.
On the face of it, the early optimism contrasts with the pre-referendum warning from former Prime Minister David Cameron that a Brexit vote would put a “bomb under the economy”.
Retail sales in August reversed much of an immediate post-Brexit vote fall, with retailers reporting their strongest sales in six months, industry data showed on Thursday, partly due to a weaker pound attracting overseas buyers.