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Shearing Olympics Lacks Shaggy Sheep

Ireland's Golden Shears World Championships has 5,000 sheep so far but a thousand more are needed. So organizers are making farmers an offer.
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The Hearts Of Fish Still Bear Scars Of Oil Spilled Years Ago

The Exxon Valdez spill happened 25 years ago Monday, and only 4 years ago this spring, a British Petroleum well spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. New research shows the effects of such disasters on the fish in those regions. The study focuses on commercially valuable fish and finds that concentrations of oil can be toxic to developing fish hearts.
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Maryland Lawmakers Move To Dismantle Ruling That Deemed Pit Bulls 'Dangerous'

Maryland legislators are in the process of dismantling a 2012 court ruling that increased liability for pit bull owners in the state, but their proposed solution could make all dog owners more liable if their dog bites someone else.
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I Can't Believe What I'm Seeing: A Springtime (Froggy) Miracle

A few weeks ago, this little frog was frozen solid, hard like an ashtray, basically dead. And then, we don't know how, this amazing thing happened ...
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Put Haggis In The Feeder, And Other Scottish Bird Feeding Tips

Malcie Smith of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds tells NPR's Scott Simon how to best attract birds to your garden or balcony this spring.
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How Your Love Of Burgers May Be Helping To Drive Wildlife Extinct

Many meat-eating animal lovers may not realize that their hankering for hamburgers hurts wildlife. A conservation group says some species have already been driven extinct by the livestock industry.
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Why 500 Million U.S. Seafood Meals Get Dumped In The Sea

Nine American fisheries together throw overboard as much as 340 million pounds of fish and other species they were not trying to catch, a report finds. Much of it is perfectly edible fish.
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This Freeloading Bird Brings Help — And The Help Smells Gross

The great spotted cuckoo is a parasitic bird that plops its eggs in nests of other birds, so others can care for its chicks. Those chicks might aid the caretaker bird by helping to repel predators.
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Wait. How Much Is That Doggy?

A Chinese property developer has reportedly paid close to $2 million for a golden-haired Tibetan mastiff puppy. The lion-looking dogs have become a status symbol for China's very rich.
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The 500-Pound 'Chicken From Hell' Likely Ate Whatever It Wanted

OK, maybe it just munched vegetation, small animals and eggs. But this newly named dino looked like a cross between a chicken and a bulked-up ostrich. Five-inch claws? We'd have stayed out of its way.

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