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Ebola Drug Could Be Ready For Human Testing Next Year

There's no treatment yet for the deadly viral disease, but several approaches are in the works. At least one experimental drug seems effective in monkeys. Next step: safety tests in people.
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Federal Plan To Save Prairie Chickens Ruffles State Feathers

The federal government just listed the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, but states are pushing back hard, saying that restrictions could negatively impact a number of industries.
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Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

The country's move to require animals to be stunned before being killed is seen by some as an affront to religious methods of slaughter. But now Jews and Muslims are working together to protest it.
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Calif. Measure Would Ban Killer Whale Shows At SeaWorld

SeaWorld won a short-term victory on Tuesday. A committee in the state assembly decided a bill banning SeaWorld from holding killer whales captive and using them in shows needs further study.
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After Booming Oyster Harvest, Maryland Crab Season Off To Slow Start

Winter's lingering grip on Maryland has pushed back the start of crab season, but it comes on the back of one of the strongest oyster harvests in years.

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As Man Faces Off With Nature More Often, U.S. Agency Scrutinized

The Wildlife Service mission is to mitigate conflict between humans and wildlife. But critics, including members of Congress, say the agency uses cruel methods and is not transparent enough.
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Lucrative Illegal Animal Trade Thrives In Southern California

From sea cucumbers to deadly scorpions, exotic-animal trafficking is a multibillion-dollar business. Here in the United States, Southern California is a hub for distribution.
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The Power Of Poop: A Whale Story

Whales are famous for spouts and blowholes. Turns out there's another whale opening that's just as important, but I'm too polite to mention it.
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'Oh, Hello,' Says Andrew, As He Suddenly Grabs You By The Leg Or Neck

There it is: a wild animal, lurking. Here's Andrew, darting so fast, using his bare hands — and bingo! Suddenly, he's holding the animal. He doesn't use weapons — just his lightning-quick reflexes.
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A State Fossil For S. Carolina Faces Mammoth Obstacle

The state senate is wrangling with amendments to insert language inspired by the book of Genesis into a bill to make the Columbian mammoth the state's fossil.

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