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Why the U.S. Destroyed Its Ivory Stockpile

Why the U.S. Destroyed Its Ivory Stockpile

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARSENAL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, COLO.–On a clear day outside Denver, dust filled the air surrounding an industrial rock crusher as it pulverized nearly six tons of confiscated elephant ivory.

November 19, 2013 — Kate Wong
Pinch of Pigment: Can Black Paint be Vegan?

Pinch of Pigment: Can Black Paint be Vegan?

Vegan, but not edible. [Photo by the author] A surprising amount of art can be made by tools that have been burnt in a fire. Willow or vine charcoals are made from charred willow or vine branches.

December 30, 2014 — Glendon Mellow
Can We Avert the End of Elephants?

Can We Avert the End of Elephants?

Within the next 10 years, Africa could lose 100,000 elephantsa fifth of the populationto poachers if the slaughter for their ivory tusks continues at current rates, according to a new analysis.

December 12, 2013 — Kate Wong
U.S. to Destroy 6 Tons of Confiscated Ivory, Sending Message to Poachers

U.S. to Destroy 6 Tons of Confiscated Ivory, Sending Message to Poachers

Whole elephant tusks. Carved ivory figurines and statues. Ivory knives, jewelry, chopsticks and trinkets. Six tons of this stuff, all of it illegal, sits in a secure warehouse where box after cardboard box rests alongside wooden pallets that overflow their bloody bounty onto the floor.

September 10, 2013 — John R. Platt

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