ELEPHANT poaching is alive and well—and the elephants are not. A team of scientists examining seized shipments of elephant tusks from Africa have found that the vast majority of the ivory came from elephants that died within the last three years.
MARRAKESH, Morocco—The landmark climate accord reached in Paris last December was ratified with uncommon speed, entering into force last week after it was approved by countries accounting for nearly two-thirds of planet-warming emissions.
SHAKOLI, Iraq—A tunnel leading to the underground hide-out of an Islamic State (IS) leader killed in the Iraqi forces-led Mosul offensive was outfitted with extremist graffiti, electricity, appliances, stockpiles of food and, potentially, booby traps.
LOS ANGELES—A public-awareness campaign last year did little to deter the growing number of rogue drones flying near wildfires and forcing firefighters to ground their own aircraft. So this year, the Department of the Interior tried something a little more direct.
KANO, Nigeria—Twenty-one of the 218 missing Nigerian schoolgirls abducted in 2014 by Boko Haram militants were released on Thursday as a result of negotiations with the extremist group, government officials said.