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Environmental Outlook: Combating Light Pollution

America is losing its dark sky. Artificial light at night is harming sea turtles and other animals and has been linked to health problems in humans. For this month's Environmental Outlook, fighting light pollution.

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NIH Takes Another Step Toward Retirement Of Research Chimps

The vast majority of the animals are used in studies of things like genetics and behavior. But in recent years, the scientific community has begun to feel even these studies are unnecessary.
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Black Bear Roams In D.C., Days After Red Panda's Jaunt

First there was Rusty, the red panda. Now there are reports that a bear was captured in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, prompting (mostly unserious) concerns of a possible ursine siege on the nation's capital.
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Karen Joy Fowler: "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves"

The latest novel by the bestselling author of the "Jane Austen Book Club." The book explores what happens to a family in Indiana after it decides to participate in a scientific experiment and raise a chimpanzee along with their two other children.

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Black Bear Caught In Northwest D.C.

A 100-pound black bear was caught this morning in Northwest D.C. and will be relocated to the National Zoo.

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Task Force Chickens Out On Loosening Rules On Backyard Hens In Arlington

A county task force couldn't come to consensus over whether or not rules governing backyard hens should be relaxed.

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Sea Lamprey Nosed Into Controlled Areas By Scent

Researchers in the Great Lakes are trying to control an ancient fish with a new approach. Sea lamprey are notorious for latching onto other fish and literally sucking the life out of them.
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National Zoo's Red Panda Wanders Off, Found In Adams Morgan

One of the National Zoo's red pandas wandered off on Monday, only to be caught after he was spotted by an eagle-eyed resident in Adams Morgan.

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Philippines Pulverizes Ivory To Discourage Traffickers

The Philippines is a stopover for dealers trying to unload illegal ivory into the Asian black market. On Friday, the government destroyed 5 pounds of confiscated ivory.
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Is This Dog Really That Ugly?

A big-headed, duck-footed, 4-year-old beagle-basset mix captured the title of World's Ugliest Dog, despite stiff competition from a gang of Chinese cresteds.

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