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Geologists Find Clues In Crater Left By Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid

Scientists drilling beneath the Gulf of Mexico have hit the layer deposited when an asteroid the size of Staten Island, N.Y., hit Earth. Samples might contain details from that fateful day.
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D.C. Couple Cries Fowl After Being Cited For Having Backyard Chickens

A family in D.C.'s Chevy Chase neighborhood has filed suit to stop the city's Department of Health from impounding its pet poultry.
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Facing Drought, Zimbabwe Says It Is Selling Off Wild Animals

A government minister said the proceeds will be used "to buy food and secure water facilities for distressed animals." Zimbabwe is famous for parks full of animals such as elephants and lions.
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Ringling Brothers Officially Retires Circus Elephants

On Sunday night, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus featured elephants for the last time. The circus elephants are retiring to Florida.
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The Buzz Around Eating Insects: The Argument For Adding Bugs To Our Diet

Some say eating insects could save the planet, as we face the potential for global food and protein shortages. It's a common practice in many parts of the world, but what would it take to make bugs more appetizing to the masses here in the U.S.? Does it even make sense to try? A look at the arguments for and against the practice known as entomophagy, and the cultural and environmental issues involved.

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Ringling Bros. Circus Holds Final Shows Featuring Elephants

In the world of animal rights, one activist compares it to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The original plan called for phasing out elephants' role in the circus by 2018.

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PHOTOS: 33 Rescued Circus Lions Airlifted From Peru To South Africa

The organizers are calling it the "largest airlift of lions in history." The animals were rescued from circuses after Colombia and Peru banned the use of wild animals in circuses.
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A 60,000-Pound Problem

What do you do when a 43-foot dead whale washes up on your beach? The National Marine Fisheries Service's Justin Viezbicke explains the options: tow it to sea, bury it, or cut it up.
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Up In Flames: Kenya Burns More Than 100 Tons Of Ivory

Nearly 30 years ago, Kenya burned 12 tons of ivory to try to halt the illegal ivory trade. Today it's burning 100 tons. How much difference does burning ivory make?
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Let's Not Hug It Out With Our Dogs

Your dog doesn't like your hugs. Psychologist and author Stanley Coren says that when he looked at a random sample of pictures showing people hugging dogs, most of the dogs showed signs of stress.

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