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Venezuela Ends Shark Finning, Creates Protected Area

Venezuela set forth a series of measures this week to protect sharks within its waters including the banning of shark fishing in 3,730 square kilometers (1,440 square miles) of the Caribbean Sea.
"Combined with the breeding ground safe haven in Los Roques and Las Aves, this is the latest step in the growing global movement to save these magnificent animals."
- Jill Hepp, manager of global shark conservation at the Pew Environment Group

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Venezuela Ends Shark Finning, Creates Protected Area

Source: , Tue June 26, 2012
Venezuela set forth a series of measures this week to protect sharks within its waters including the banning of shark fishing in 3,730 square kilometers (1,440 square miles) of the Caribbean Sea.

Photos: From London to Timbuktu—in a flying car

Source: CNet, Wed January 14, 2009
London, England, UK - British adventurer and pilot Neil Laughton poses in his Parajet Skycar in London on Tuesday.

Cavity-fighting candy helped cut tooth decay

Source: New Zealand Herald, Wed April 09, 2008
Chicago, Illinois, USA - Most children are told to stay away from chewy candies to keep their teeth cavity-free, but children in Venezuela who ate a special cavity-fighting candy had 62 percent fewer cavities than those who brushed their teeth regularly, researchers said yesterday.

ENVIRONMENT-VENEZUELA:  Farewell, Trawl-Fishing this article opens in a new window

Source: Inter Press Service, Tue April 08, 2008
CARACAS, Apr 8 (IPS) - Trawl-fishing is on its way out in Venezuela, amid demonstrations by artisanal fisherfolk who support the new law as amended by President Hugo Chávez.

Huge kite helps container ship across Atlantic

Source: MSNBC, Thu January 24, 2008
Berlin, Germany - Oil at more than $90 a barrel is concentrating minds in the shipping industry.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Both Cuba, Venezuela reap benefits from medical program

Source: Miami Herald, Sat January 13, 2007
Havana, Cuba - Roberto Andrade sat in a hospital waiting room beside rows of patients, each with a bandage on one eye, and explained why he considers himself a diplomat of sorts.

Piranha Among 13 New Species of Venezuelan Fish

Source: ENN, Fri December 01, 2006
Scientists have found a new type of piranha and a ray among 13 new species of freshwater fish in an area of Venezuela where pollution from gold mines is emerging as a threat, a conservationist said on Thursday.

Venezuela’s chocolate revolution

Source: BBC News, Sat August 19, 2006
Venezuela - Deep inside Venezuela's tropical forest a quiet revolution is taking place.

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