China Announces Ban on Domestic Ivory Trade by End of 2017

  China decided to join other countries that ban ivory trade .   China announced that the country will shut down it domestic ivory trade by end of 2017.  China is believed to support 70% of the overall ivory market.  China currently has 34 ivory production companies and 134 ivory retail shops.   Last year, China's President … Continue reading China Announces Ban on Domestic Ivory Trade by End of 2017

Venus Flytraps Being Poached to Extinction in North Carolina

Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant that grows in the wild only within 90-miles of Wilmington, North Carolina.  The plant catches insects and uses them for nutrition.  The plants leaves have hair.  When an insect contacts a hair on the leaf, the trap closes if a another hair is contacted within twenty seconds of the first … Continue reading Venus Flytraps Being Poached to Extinction in North Carolina

WWF v. WWF (World Wildlife Fund v. World Wrestling Federation)

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The acronym WWF was shared by both World Wide Fund for nature and World Wrestling Federation since 1979.   In 2000, the World Wide Fund for Nature sued the World Wrestling Federation and asked them to change the acronym they used.  On August 10, 2001, a U.K. court ruled in favor of the World Wide Fund for Nature.

The World Wrestling Federation changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment and changed the acronym from WWF to WWE.  They didn’t lose their sense of humor and called movement called “Get the F out.”

https://svenvironment.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/52ea1-wwe2bget2bthe2bf2bout.pngThe World Wrestling Federation changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment and changed its Web address from WWF.com to WWE.com. 

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It also changed its stock ticker from WWF to WWE.  In 2002, the World Wide Fund for Nature petitioned the court for $360 million in damages, but was not successful.  However, WWE was mandated to issue newly branded merchandise…

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