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Federal Judges Sends Wyo. Wolves Back To Endangered Species List

Just two years after the Obama administration removed federal protections for wolves in the state of Wyoming, a federal judge has reinstated them, saying that the state's plan for managing the species was inadequate and largely unenforceable.
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Everything But The Squeal: How The Hog Industry Cuts Food Waste

Large-scale hog operations get a bad environmental rap. But when it comes to processing the animals, the industry is a model of efficiency, making use of every last bit in sometimes surprising ways.
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What's Mittens Thinking? Make 'Sense' Of Your Pet's Behavior

Animal behaviorist John Bradshaw's books Cat Sense and Dog Sense detail what cat and dog owners should expect from their animals. Cat Sense originally aired Sept. 5, 2013. Dog Sense originally aired May 26, 2011.
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Florida's Manatees: Big, Beloved And Bitterly Contested

In one coastal community, some residents are trying to get manatees off the endangered species list. But manatee advocates say the sea cows, threatened by ecotourism, need more protection, not less.
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Everything Dies, Right? But Does Everything Have To Die? Here's A Surprise

Meet two animals. Both are teeny. Both live in water. Both mature extra fast. But while one dies in about a week, the other — well, prepare to be amazed.
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Tracking Trends In Bird Populations

The director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center at the National Zoo shares the latest annual count of birds that are thriving and those in decline, and examines humans' role in both degrading and conserving bird habitats.

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Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

The latest report in response to the horse meat scandal of 2013 reminds us that the potential for fraud in the food supply is high. But scientists are working to predict and prevent the next incident.
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In Alaska, An Uncommon Act Of Maternal Love

Melissa Block talks with Roy Wood, a park ranger at the Katmai National Park and Preserve in southern Alaska, about Holly, a brown bear, who has adopted a yearling cub abandoned earlier by his mother.
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Mammoth On The Move: Rare, Nearly-Intact Skeleton Heads To Dallas

The skeleton lay buried in a gravel pit for tens of thousands of years. This week, paleontologists carefully transported the last and largest section to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
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'Murdersquishing' Them To Death: How Little Bees Take On Enormous Hornets

They are small. They are weak. They are vulnerable. But these little bees take on a humongous predator in the most ingenious way.

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