Mike Noel asks constitutional council to investigate group calling for national monument in Utah

Mike Noel asks constitutional council to investigate group calling for national monument in Utah By BRIAN MAFFLY | The Salt Lake Tribune, First Published Apr 27 2016 06:00PM Making good on his recent threat to investigate Bears Ears supporters, Utah lawmaker Mike Noel on Wednesday persuaded colleagues on the state Constitutional Defense Council to ask Attorney…

The war on elephants

The war on elephants How the very existence of Africa’s elephants is threatened by poachers, traffickers and Asia’s appetite for ivory By Alastair Leithead, BBC News Magazine, April 28, 2016 Every year in Africa between 30,000 and 40,000 elephants are poached for their ivory, and it’s thought there are only 400,000 left. Even accounting for…