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Japan Must Halt Whaling Program In Antarctic, Court Says

Japan's government had argued that whales were hunted for research purposes. The International Court of Justice said there wasn't enough scientific research to justify killing hundreds of whales.
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No-Kill Caviar Aims To Keep The Treat And Save The Sturgeon

A method of extracting eggs from sturgeon without killing or cutting aims to revamp the industry and lower prices for this long-luxe treat. Critics say the idea is great. The taste? That's debatable.
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Six Chickens, Pygmy Goat Found Killed In Rock Creek Park

Several animals, including chickens and a goat, were killed in Rock Creek Park in what appears to be a religious ritual.

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Truckin': Salmon Take A Long, Strange Trip To The Pacific Ocean

California's severe drought has left rivers so dry that young salmon can't make their usual migration. To save the fish and the industry, the state is giving millions of salmon a lift.
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Shearing Olympics Lacks Shaggy Sheep

Ireland's Golden Shears World Championships has 5,000 sheep so far but a thousand more are needed. So organizers are making farmers an offer.
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The Hearts Of Fish Still Bear Scars Of Oil Spilled Years Ago

The Exxon Valdez spill happened 25 years ago Monday, and only 4 years ago this spring, a British Petroleum well spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. New research shows the effects of such disasters on the fish in those regions. The study focuses on commercially valuable fish and finds that concentrations of oil can be toxic to developing fish hearts.
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Maryland Lawmakers Move To Dismantle Ruling That Deemed Pit Bulls 'Dangerous'

Maryland legislators are in the process of dismantling a 2012 court ruling that increased liability for pit bull owners in the state, but their proposed solution could make all dog owners more liable if their dog bites someone else.
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I Can't Believe What I'm Seeing: A Springtime (Froggy) Miracle

A few weeks ago, this little frog was frozen solid, hard like an ashtray, basically dead. And then, we don't know how, this amazing thing happened ...
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Put Haggis In The Feeder, And Other Scottish Bird Feeding Tips

Malcie Smith of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds tells NPR's Scott Simon how to best attract birds to your garden or balcony this spring.
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How Your Love Of Burgers May Be Helping To Drive Wildlife Extinct

Many meat-eating animal lovers may not realize that their hankering for hamburgers hurts wildlife. A conservation group says some species have already been driven extinct by the livestock industry.

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