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Scientists Urge Ban On Salamander Imports To U.S. To Keep Fungus At Bay

The chytrid fungus has wiped out populations of amphibians around the world. A type of the fungus infects only salamanders, and researchers have identified vulnerable areas in North America.
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Do Fish Names Encourage Fishy Business?

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
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How 3-D Printing Helps Scientists Understand Bird Behavior

Scientists who study bird behavior have made fake eggs to put in nests to see how birds react. This handicraft is going high-tech. (This piece first aired on May 26, 2015, on All Things Considered.)
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Close Listening: How Sound Reveals The Invisible

The stethoscope seems so simple — a 19th century tool for listening more closely to the human heart or lungs. It also sparked a culture of listening that is transforming the way scientists learn.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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One Point Of View On How Lions Can Earn Money For Africa

Cecil the lion died in an apparently illegal hunt in Zimbabwe. But legal trophy hunting can bring in big bucks for Africa nations. Our interviewee thinks tourism is a far more profitable venture.
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A Hollywood Animal Trainer's Secrets For Getting Dogs To Act On Cue

Teresa Ann Miller often works with distracted performers, but the Hungarian film White God was especially challenging. "The dogs just thought it was a party," she says of the film's dog-pack scene.
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Big Cat On The Loose Worries Milwaukee Residents

A very large cat has been roaming the streets of Milwaukee's central city and it has residents on edge. A number of witnesses claim it is a mountain lion. No one has reported their "pet" missing.
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Cecil, Zimbabwe's Best-Known Lion, Is Killed

The killing of the beloved lion, hunted for sport, has been condemned by wildlife conservations. Authorities say Cecil was lured away from a protected park, wounded with a crossbow and later shot.
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Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Cecil, Zimbabwe's Best Known Lion

The killing of the beloved lion, hunted for sport, has been condemned by wildlife conservationists. A conservationist in Zimbabwe says a ban should be imposed on the hunting of endangered animals.

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