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ZIMBABWE, August 13, Xinhua -- Zimbabwe has lifted a ban on big game hunting which lasted for barely ten days after the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist last month. The Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority imposed the ban on Aug. 1 in areas surrounding Hwange National Park in the wake of international outcry over the illegal killing of the iconic Cecil who was a major tourist attraction.

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AUSTRALIA, August 12, Xinhua -- The tiny daisy, Angianthus globuliformis, is known from only one location on the margin of a salt lake near Lake Grace in the Western Australia Wheatbelt.

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KENYA, August 11, China.org.cn -- A team of 10 Chinese playwrights on Monday donated motorbikes and other gear to Kenyan conservancies that are to be used in the fight against poaching.

"The donation of anti-poaching equipment by Chinese nationals has injected fresh impetus in wildlife protection," said Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources when presiding over the handover ceremony of the donations in the capital Nairobi.

The Chinese playwrights, who were on a visit to Kenya on wildlife conservation, have joined a growing list of Chinese animal lovers involved in wildlife protection.

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AUSTRALIA, August 11, China.org.cn -- The Australian government has formally announced its emissions reduction target, signaling a reduction of 26 to 28 percent of carbon emissions by 2030 on the 2005 levels.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott made the announcement on Tuesday, telling the media the government had come up with a "responsible" target that would not harm Australia's resource-driven economy.

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WASHINGTON, August 3, Xinhua -- President Barack Obama announced on Monday a tougher climate change plan for power plants amidst an overwhelming opposition from U.S. states nationwide.

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