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Taking Cues From Human Nutrition To Reduce Antibiotic Use In Livestock

Researchers are trying to figure out if probiotics — the stuff we like to eat in yogurt to keep our guts healthy — could also help pigs, cows and chickens thrive.
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So A Goat Walked Into A Starbucks...

And it didn't drink any coffee but it LOVED the cardboard! Until a police officer took the goat into custody.
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Home And Garden Giant Ditches Class Of Pesticides That May Harm Bees

Ortho is part of the Miracle-Gro family. The company says it decided to phase out neonics from its home and garden products after reviewing possible threats posed to bees and other pollinators.
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Number Of Wild Tigers Increases For First Time In 100 Years

Early in the 20th century, the world had some 100,000 tigers, according to estimates. The number fell sharply over time — but the World Wildlife Fund says it has now risen for the first time in years.
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Doggone It, Why Do They Make It So Hard To Take A Pooch On A Plane?

Our 94-pound Rhodesian Ridgeback has moved from the Kenya to Nepal — and now to Turkey. It was really ruff.
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Cambodia Launches Plan To Reintroduce 'Functionally Extinct' Tigers

A successful revival would mean not only a healthier and more balanced ecosystem, but it could also boost Cambodia's ecotourism, bringing more revenue to the national economy.
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Tiny Forage Fish At Bottom Of Marine Food Web Get New Protections

Demand for sardines and other small species has exploded, with many being used as feed for livestock and fish farming. New rules aim to protect these species from overfishing off the U.S. West Coast.
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Facing A Growing Rat Problem, A Neighborhood Sets Off The Cat Patrol

Chicago has a bad rat problem, and it gets worse when old buildings are demolished. Residents of a Chicago neighborhood decided to counter the rat invasion with natural enemies — feral cats.
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LISTEN: How The Weather Above The Water Affects Blue Crab Season

John Hopewell, contributor to the Capital Weather Gang, explains how rain, wind and heat affect the Chesapeake Bay's famous blue crabs.

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The Secret, Social Lives Of Mountain Lions

Mountain lions are known to be scary lone hunters, but a biologist aims to prove us wrong with thousands of videos showing the big cats in their natural habitat.

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