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Taking A Walk On New York's Wild Side

New York City has been referred to as a concrete jungle. But researchers say it is more 'jungle' than you might think. A panel of experts discuss the plant and animal life found in city waters and green spaces. They also discuss the impact of urbanization and climate change on a city's biodiversity.
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Ahoy! New iPad App Helps Ships Steer Clear Of Whales

An animal welfare group has designed a new iPad app to help ship captains avoid hitting endangered whales.

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Bears Stuffing Themselves Near Massachusetts Homes

The mild New England winter means that more black bears are up and about, looking for food — and not just in the woods. In Northampton, Mass.,they're also exploring urban backyards and residential cul-de-sacs, where finding food scraps is a lot easier than berry-picking.
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Maryland To Ban Arsenic-Based Chicken Feed

Maryland legislators are moving to ban the sale of chicken feed additives that contain arsenic, after a bill was passed in the state Senate Thursday.

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White-Nose Syndrome: A Scourge In The Bat Caves

The disease has killed more than 5.5 million bats in the eastern United States and Canada and is making its way west. White-nose syndrome has been diagnosed in three Missouri bats — the first confirmed cases west of the Mississippi — and scientists say it won't stop there.
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Chocolate Bilbies, Not Bunnies, For An Australian Easter

In Australia, the bunny may rule the burrows, but the bilby, a native marsupial whose population has dwindled, rules the Easter basket.
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Baby Turtles: Adorable Vectors For Salmonella Bacteria

An outbreak of salmonella infections in Maryland and elsewhere is being linked to wild reptiles. 

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