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Helicopter Hog Hunting Takes Off To Eliminate A Texas Nuisance

Wild pigs are a nuisance in Texas. There are more than 1.5 million that roam the state and do a lot of damage to crops. One company has come up with one way to try to eliminate some hogs: shooting them from helicopters.
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Maryland Program Proves That Inmates Make Some Of The Best Dog Trainers

The ability to be with the animal 24 hours a day is only part of the reason.
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Lawsuits Will Be Next Battle In Sage Grouse Conservation Saga

The decision to keep the bird off the Endangered Species List is celebrated by those out West who worried it would cost them billions of dollars. But challenges to the decision are already emerging.
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Sage Grouse Does Not Need Protection, U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Says

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday the greater sage grouse does not need protections under the Endangered Species Act. The move is being celebrated by Western states and industry stakeholders because they say a listing would cost them billions of dollars in economic activity. But some environmental groups say the bird should be listed as endangered, and they plan to file lawsuits.
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Greater Sage Grouse Won't Get Federal Protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the charismatic Western bird doesn't need Endangered Species Act protection. A listing would have meant limits on mining and ranching in much of the West.
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A Rat In New York City Shows How We All Feel About Pizza

A rodent was caught on video trying to lug a slice of pizza twice its size down a flight of subway stairs. #PizzaRat eventually abandoned the slice, mournfully looking back at what could have been.
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Dog Pals Stick Together, And The Internet Goes Wild

Phoebe and Tillie, two dogs in Washington state, got lost. Phoebe got stuck in a water tank, but Tillie got the attention of some nearby humans to rescue her canine pal.
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Sleepless Fruit Flies Could Hold The Secret To Curing Insomnia

Research on fruit flies with insomnia is revealing the pathways in the brain that can cause people to have trouble sleeping. This story originally aired on Sept. 18 on Morning Edition.
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Seattle Otter Treated For Asthma After Exposure To Wildfire Smoke

It's not just humans that have been affected by wildfires this year. An otter called Mishka is being treated for asthma after being exposed to smoke by fires near Seattle.
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Bigger, Stronger, Looks Like Dad: Zoo Gives Panda Update

The survivor from a set of twins born on Aug. 22 at the National Zoo is now nearly two pounds, and the markings on its back look kind of familiar.

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