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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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It's Spawning Season: Are Horseshoe Crabs Down For the Count?

Migratory birds and humans have long relied on the odd creatures, and scientists now fear they're on the decline. This time each year, volunteers fan out along Mid-Atlantic coast to count the crabs.
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Like Us, Chimps Go Bananas For Booze

Scientists have spotted chimpanzees routinely sipping palm wine from trees in Guinea. The study supports a theory that our common relatives evolved the ability to digest alcohol millions of years ago.
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Therapy Dog Loses License Over Costume

Chopper the Biker Dog wears a leather vest, bandanna and goggles. The dog has lost his therapy certification. The agency Pet Partners calls costumes a hazard.
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Texas Cattle Ranchers Whipsawed Between Drought And Deluge

Years of drought have taken a toll on agriculture, particularly cattle ranching. Now instead of too little water, there's too much. But the rains may revive pastures and allow rebuilding of herds.
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Halibut Dumping Stirs Fight Among Fishing Fleets In Alaska

Last year, big fleets in the Bering Sea caught more halibut, by accident, than local fishermen caught on purpose. The big ships throw out that halibut; the local fishermen make their living from it.
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For Thoroughbreds, The Big Payout Can Come Long After The Race

American Pharoah will race for the Triple Crown on Saturday. A Belmont victory would make horse-racing history, and his owner will get a nice payday. But the real financial windfall comes later.
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New Hampshire 4th Graders To Name White House Hawk

A fourth grade class got a rough lesson in politics when it pushed a bill to make the red-tailed hawk the official state raptor. Now an unexpected White House visitor is giving them a happy ending.

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