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Unlike Chicken And Pork, Beef Still Begins With Small Family Ranches

The beef industry is shaped like a bottle: It starts at the bottom with 750,000 small ranches and ends with just four meatpacking plants processing about 82 percent of the beef we eat.
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A Nation Of Meat Eaters: See How It All Adds Up

Americans eat more meat than almost anyone else in the world, but habits are starting to change. This may be in part because of health and environmental concerns. We explore some of the meat trends and changes in graphs and charts.
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Reviving Extinct Species May Not Be Science Fiction

Stewart Brand, author of Whole Earth Discipline and founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, is working on a new project to bring back extinct animals. From the passenger pigeon to the wooly mammoth, Brand explains why and how the project, "Revive and Restore," plans to bring back some extinct species.
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Seeking The Micro, Scientists Find The Big Picture

E.O Wilson and Sylvia Earle see the through very different lenses. Wilson started with his eyes to the ground, following ants as they lead him to the study of biodiversity and human nature. Earle dove into the Gulf of Mexico to focus on aquatic plants. That underwater view ultimately led her to study the relationship between degrading seas and life everywhere.
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Researchers Observe Climate Change, First-Hand

As the climate changes, scientists are documenting measurable shifts in the natural world — from a tremendous loss in Arctic sea ice and an increase in extreme weather like drought, floods and heatwaves, to the migration of plants and animals to new latitudes.
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Police Arrest Herndon Teen For Animal Slashings

Fairfax police have arrested a 17-year-old Herndon teen in connection with a series of attacks against therapeutic horses and petting zoo animals over the last several months.

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Famed Tortoise Dies In Galapagos Islands

The giant tortoise known as Lonesome George has died. Morning Edition reported on the tortoise in 2008 when Lonesome George mated with a female from a similar species. The hope was his subspecies would be carried on. But the eggs turned out to be infertile.
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Ugly Mugly Wins Ugliest Dog Contest

A Chinese crested from the UK has taken this year's ugly dog title. "I think that he is the most beautiful dog from the inside out and want the world to know that too," his owner says.

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