Study finds worrying decline as African elephants poached for ivory

LONDON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- New data has confirmed an ongoing decline of African forest elephants, being poached for their ivory at an alarming 9 percent a year, a conservation group says.

UPI NewsTrack Science and Technology News

Climate change a spur to human change? ... Iran says cyberattack successfully foiled ... Tigers make comeback in some global areas ... Russia ready to sign on to Mars project ... Science and Technology news from UPI.

Tigers make comeback in some global areas

NEW YORK, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Endangered tigers are making a comeback due to better law enforcement, protection of habitat and strong government partnerships, a U.S. wildlife group says.
U.S. exercises half as much as it should

U.S. exercises half as much as it should

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., May 9 (UPI) -- Americans should exercise about twice as much as the 2 hours a week they report exercising, U.S. researchers said.

Unhappy people more attracted to TV

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Unhappy people watch significantly more television compared with happy people who are more socially active, vote more and read more, U.S. researchers say.

Northrop Grumman launches marine radar

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 7 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman Corp. announced the launch of a new integrated desktop marine radar capable of navigating in sea or rain clutter.

Monk among those on college hall ballot

NEW YORK, March 11 (UPI) -- Art Monk, who was selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, is one of 75 players on the ballot to join the College Football Hall of Fame.

Speakers listed Schembechler memorial

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The president and athletic director of the University of Michigan and Bo Schembechler's son head a list of 10 people set to speak at a memorial service.

Republic of Congo creates protected areas

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The Republic of Congo Monday announced the establishment of two massive protected areas for elephants, chimpanzees and gorillas.

Dinosaurs are alive, but not kicking

EVANSTON, Ill., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- An Evanston, Ill., couple needed urgent care to repair flaking skin on their dinosaur -- well, their statue of a dinosaur -- Gertie.

Study details world's tiger habitats

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- The most comprehensive scientific study of tiger habitats ever conducted finds the big cats now occupy only 7 percent of their historic range.

First new monkey genus found in 83 years

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- A monkey species found in Tanzania last year has now been shown to be so unique, it requires a new genus -- the first one for monkeys in 83 years.

Sanford named football coach at UNLV

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Former Utah offensive coach Mike Sanford was hired Monday as head football coach at UNLV to succeed retired John Robinson.

UNLV's coach retiring at the end of season

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- UNLV football Coach John Robinson announced Sunday he is retiring at the end of the season.

Jeremy Renner stars in skateboarding film

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- "S.W.A.T.'s" Jeremy Renner will star in "Lords of Dogtown," a film based on the "Dogtown and Z-Boys" documentary about the 1970s U.S. skateboarding scene.
Page 1 of 3
John Robinson
John Robinson, cast member in the motion picture "Lords of Dogtown" , arrives at the film's premiere in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles May 24, 2005. The motion picture about the Z-Boys and their aggressive stly of skateboarding opens in the United States June 3. (UPI Photo/Michael Tweed)

John Robinson (7 November 1650 – 11 April 1723), English diplomat and prelate, a son of John Robinson (died 1651), was born at Cleasby, near Darlington.

Educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, he became a fellow of Oriel College, and about 1680 chaplain to the British embassy to Stockholm, and remained in Sweden for nearly thirty years. During the absence of the minister, Philip Warwick, Robinson acted as resident and as envoy extraordinary, and he was thus in Sweden during a very interesting and important period, and was performing diplomatic duties at a time when the affairs of northern Europe were attracting an unusual amount of attention.

Among his adventures not the least noteworthy was his journey to Narva with Charles XII in 1700.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "John Robinson."
Most Popular
Russia prepares militarization of Arctic Russia prepares militarization of Arctic
Police: Woman said Jesus would pay her bill Police: Woman said Jesus would pay her bill
6,000-year-old temple discovered in prehistoric Ukraine settlement 6,000-year-old temple discovered in prehistoric Ukraine settlement
Freedom variant LCS takes to water Freedom variant LCS takes to water
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder officially bans sales of Tesla Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder officially bans sales of Tesla