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For Some Critters, City Life Only Gets More Appealing

From a White House hawk to foxes wandering among rowhomes, D.C. and its close-in suburbs are seeing more out-of-place wildlife than ever, the experts say.

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Yoga Studio Tries To Find Cats Good Homes

A yoga studio in Illinois invited felines from a local no-kill shelter to show off their moves alongside the human yogis. The event raised more than $500 for the shelter.
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Scientists, Fishing Fleet Team Up To Save Cod — By Listening

Atlantic cod have become scarce along the coast, though catch limits have been reduced by 80 percent. Researchers are now tracking the sound of mating cod, hoping to help fishing boats avoid them.
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Instead Of Replacing Missing Body Parts, Moon Jellies Recycle

If a starfish loses a limb, a new arm buds and grows in its place. But young moon jellies have a different strategy for self-repair: Existing limbs rearrange themselves to regain symmetry.
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Why MERS Is Likely To Crop Up Outside The Middle East Again

It's unknown what triggers an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome. But scientists think the virus comes from camels. So until we stop it in animals, MERS will continue to cause trouble.
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10 Dead, Zoo Animals Loose As Flooding Hits Tbilisi

The rising waters wrecked the animals' enclosures, sending tigers, lions, bears, wolves and at least one hippo into the streets of the Georgian capital.
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As Fish Stocks Dwindle, So Do The Livelihoods Of Greek Fishermen

The Greek fisherman casting a net from his small wooden boat is a postcard image of the Mediterranean. But fish stocks are so low now that many fishermen say they can't make a living anymore.
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Scottish Charity Get Calls About All Sorts Of Animals

Investigators went out to check on a report of a distressed donkey. Turns out it was a garden ornament. Scotland's STV News reports those kinds of calls are not that unusual.
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Why Is This Fisherman Selling Threatened Bluefin Tuna For $2.99 A Pound?

That low price doesn't reflect the true state of Pacific bluefin: Scientists say it's in deep trouble. But fishermen who catch it say they're just trying to make a living — and obeying the law.
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Parched Northwest Raises A Variety Of Concerns

The usually-snowy peaks of Olympic National Park are a deep green. That means less snowmelt in rivers that provide water for farmland, and spawning grounds for more than a million fish.

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