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Experts Fear Climate Change Will Lead To More Tiger Attacks In The Sundarbans

Deep in the world's largest mangrove forest, which spans India's border with Bangladesh, rangers protect wild Bengal tigers. Rising seas may have rangers and tigers competing for a place to live.
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Cannes Hotel Unleashes Hawks To Control Thieving Seagulls

Movie stars flock to the south of France for the Cannes Film Festival. Flocks of seagulls are known to snatch food off the plates of the stars. Hawks will now trace menacing circles over the hotel.
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New Photos Show The Rapid Pace Of Great Barrier Reef Bleaching

Over six months, healthy coral is bleached and then covered with algae. Scientists say bleaching has hit 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia's "biggest ever environmental disaster."
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When Being Human Got His Goat, This Designer Became One

To be human is to worry, but "you look at a goat," says Thomas Thwaites, "and it's just ... free." In GoatMan, Thwaites explains how he learned to walk, eat and think like the ruminant.
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The Bison's Back, But What For?

The National Bison Legacy Act establishes the bison as the national mammal. NPR's Scott Simon muses on the bison's legacy and current significance.
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Dung Beetles Navigate Poop-Pile Getaways Using Celestial 'Snapshots'

The tiny waste harvesters use the Milky Way as a guide to roll their dung meals away to safety. Now researchers say the beetles take "snapshots" of the constellation and store them in their brains.
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Abandoned Pet Pig Found Safe After Fort McMurray Evacuations

When fires swept through the Canadian town, families had to pick up and go — sometimes leaving beloved animals behind. One family is relieved. They found out Marshall, their beer loving pig is safe.
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Can Oregano Fight Cow Belches — And Climate Change?

Gassy cows account for a good deal of the methane — a powerful greenhouse gas — generated by livestock farming. Danish researchers think feeding cows oregano might help rein in the bovine burps.
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Look, Ma! No Mitochondria

Scientists have found the first eukaryotic organism that functions fine without mitochondria, the "powerhouses" that make energy for the cells of yeast, humans and other animals.
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Wildlife Biologists Manage Bear Interactions In America's National Parks

There are about 1,600 black bears in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and nearly 11 million annual visitors. The park's wildlife biologists have the challenging job of managing the interactions between them.

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