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In Troubled Magazine World, 'La Hulotte' Is One Rare Bird

Former science teacher Pierre Deom started writing, illustrating and publishing the French nature journal to educate kids about the environment. Forty years later, the magazine is so popular it sometimes receives 1,300 letters a day.
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Two Bald Eagles Killed In Montgomery County

Maryland Natural Resources Police are searching for suspects in the shooting of two bald eagles in Montgomery County.

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From Pandas To Health Care: The 13 Numbers Of 2013

NPR has been taking a look at the numbers that tell the story of 2013. These 13 reflect the highs and lows of the year, from deadly wildfires and the war in Syria, to football stadiums and same-sex marriage.
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Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

They look like fettuccine come to life — little flatworms that glide along riverbeds and perform miracles. Chop off their tails, they grow them back. Split them in half, they grow whole again. But chop off their heads, and not only do they grow new heads, but those new heads contain old memories! Whoa!
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Whale Traffic Jam Delights Visitors And Baffles Scientists

Now is a good time to spot gray whales off the coast of Southern California, but scientists have been seeing an unusually high number of other whales. "The fact that we're getting a chance to see at this time of year fin whales, blue whales, is really a mystery," says a marine biologist.
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On Evolution, A Widening Political Gap, Pew Says

The latest poll shows that a growing number of Republicans reject the scientific theory of evolution, while three-quarters of Democrats accept it.
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Wild Hog Infestation Prompting Response From Virginia Officials

Feral hogs are a menace to agriculture and local ecology in rural Virginia areas, which has state wildlife officials considering hunting in the invasive species.

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To Save The Black Rhino, Hunting Club Bids On Killing One

Fewer than 5,000 black rhinos are thought to exist in the wild, but the Dallas Safari Club is auctioning off a permit to hunt one down. It says the controversial fundraiser is a conservation effort.
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A Scientist's New Job: Keeping The Polar Bears' Plight Public

Global warming is pushing species like the polar bear to the brink of extinction. It's not a typical conservation problem, so one government biologist discovered the best way he could help save the great white bears was to quit his job.
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On The Trail Of A Mountain Lion, Hunters Hope To Help

Mountain lions are slowly making a comeback, but they live at constant risk of getting hit by cars or shot. In Santa Cruz, Calif., one project tracks how the lions live — and it's already helping to protect the big cats nationwide.

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