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FDA Launches Voluntary Plan to Reduce Use of Antibiotics In Animals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it will collaborate with the livestock industry to reduce the use of antibiotics in animal feed. But activists say a voluntary approach won't go nearly far enough to protect human health.
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A 'Warm And Fuzzy' Dino? (Yes, But Mind The Teeth)

Known by its nickname "beautiful feathered tyrant," Yutyrannus huali is a cousin of T. rex, 30 feet long and about 3,000 pounds. It had no trouble tearing its prey to pieces, but the dinosaur was also a snappy dresser — it was covered in downy feathers.
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Fowl Play: Authorities Looking Into Stabbing Of Frostburg Duck

In a strange case that has troubled local residents, a duck that taken up residence near a recreational center in Frostburg, Maryland was found dead, the victim of a stabbing.

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Coyotes Come To The Big Apple

Coyotes were first spotted in New York City in the 1990s. Now they are thought to be permanent residents of the Bronx, and have been seen in Queens and Manhattan. Wildlife biologist Mark Weckel, of the Mianus River Gorge Preserve, is documenting their immigration through camera traps in New York City parks.
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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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