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Farmers And Ranchers Reach Out To Talk To Consumers

After years of avoiding sticky topics like antibiotic use in livestock, an industry-initiated dialogue aimed at transparency, nobody things it will resolve all the controversial issues. But it's a start.
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Zebra And Cattle Make Good Lunch Partners, Researchers Say

In Africa, some ranchers shoot wildlife to keep them from eating the grass out from under their cattle. But it turns out some wildlife, like zebra, actually help cattle graze — by clearing fibrous grass stalks away and promoting the new shoot growth that cows crave.
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Toronto Restricts Sales Of Cats And Dogs

The City Council voted unanimously to ban pet shops from selling dogs and cats unless the animals come from shelters or rescue groups. The move comes after authorities seized more than 500 dogs from a Quebec puppy mill.
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Bald Eagle Shot Dead In Maryland

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Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a bald eagle near Cumberland.
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Documenting The Sound Of Fallen Trees (And Planes)

Researchers at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon have been documenting the park's soundscape. But human-caused noises, like airplanes, are making it harder to hear.
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Miami Invaded By Giant, House-Eating Snails

A Miami neighborhood has been invaded by giant African land snails, 10-inch long creatures that eat everything from garbage to the stucco on the sides of houses. "It's us against the snails," says the local official leading the eradication effort.
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Glowing Kittens Help In Fight Against AIDS

Millions of cats suffer and die from feline AIDS every year. Scientists have found a way to prevent infection by injecting cat eggs with monkey genes that block HIV infection. And to help identify cats with the special genes, they added jellyfish genes to the mix.
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Born To Prey: Watch T. Rex Come Alive

Tyrannosaurus rex roamed the Earth some 65 million years ago. In the century since the first skeleton was unearthed in Montana, our understanding of how the giant predator lived, moved and behaved has evolved. Watch videos that show the latest T. rex research in motion.

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