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Future uncertain for Australia's unique platypus: researchers

Future uncertain for Australia's unique platypus: researchers

Australia's unique platypus population is shrinking under pressure from agriculture and pollution, putting the egg-laying mammals' future in doubt, researchers said in a report published Thursday. A three-year survey of the duck-billed animal suggested its

US paves way to get 'lab meat' on plates

US paves way to get 'lab meat' on plates

US authorities on Friday agreed on how to regulate food products cultured from animal cells -- paving the way to get so-called "lab meat" on American plates.The Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration agreed to share regulation of cell

Brazil meatpacking magnate arrested in corruption probe

Brazil meatpacking magnate arrested in corruption probe

Meat industry tycoon Joesley Batista was arrested by Brazilian police on Friday alongside two former agriculture ministers as part of the wide-ranging "Operation Car Wash" investigation into corruption.Alongside his brother Wesley, Batista owns the world's

Brazil environment ministry condemns Bolsonaro plan

Brazil environment ministry condemns Bolsonaro plan

Brazil's environment ministry said Wednesday that far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro's plan to merge it with the agriculture ministry is "reckless" and will undermine not only environmental protection but economic growth.Bolsonaro's team confirmed T

Brazil's Bolsonaro gets to work on hardline agenda

Brazil's Bolsonaro gets to work on hardline agenda

Brazil's far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro started rolling out key points in his hardline agenda Tuesday, including a move to merge the agriculture and environment ministries that activists warned would imperil the Amazon rainforest.The former army cap