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For Red Deer, Iron Curtain Habits Die Hard

Two decades after a Cold War-era fence came down, red deer in the Czech Republic remain reluctant to cross into Germany — a fact suggesting that some deer are capable of teaching certain behaviors.
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A Whale Of A Problem: Town Faces Threat Of Exploding Carcass

The town of Trout River in Newfoundland has a bloated, methane-filled, 80-foot blue whale carcass on its beach, and people are concerned that it might spontaneously combust.
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Fire-Setting Ranchers Have Burning Desire To Save Tallgrass Prairie

In eastern Kansas, ranchers burn the prairie every spring to bring back grass for grazing cattle. Environmentalists celebrate those fires because without them the delicate ecosystem would disappear.
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Why Are Thousands Of Bees Dying In California?

Beekeepers in California have been urged to pull their hives from almond groves following huge die-offs — likely from pesticides and fungicides from the groves and neighboring fields.
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Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables

Americans don't eat much barbecued goat, but the meat is a mainstay in many African, Asian and Caribbean diets. In Vermont, farmers raise it for refugees and immigrants, and hope to mainstream it.
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Scientists Pinpoint Source Of Antarctic 'Quack'

For decades, a mysterious quacking "bio-duck" has been heard roaming the waters of the Southern Ocean. Now scientists say the source is a whale.
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What Spooked The Subs Of The '60s? Quacking Whales

In the '60s, submarines picked up a mysterious quacking sound in the Southern Ocean. This "bio-duck," as it came to be known, has been heard on and off ever since, but scientists haven't been able to trace it — until now. New research shows that the quack is coming from minke whales, but researchers still don't know why.
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Canadian Police Extricate Bear From Jar

Residents in Ontario called police when they spotted a bear bumbling down the street. It was unable to see where it was going because of a large birdseed jar stuck on its head.
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Introducing A Divorce Rate For Birds, And Guess Which Bird Never, Ever Divorces?

A pair of swans suggests Love Eternal. You often see them in twos, gliding together. But they're not Nature's Coupliest Birds. Which are?
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British Marine's New Mission: Save All Of Kabul's Street Animals

Street dogs and cats find treatment and get linked up with foreign adopters at a clinic that's helping lower the rabies threat in Kabul.

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