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Why A Neurotoxin Is Closing Crab Season In California

State officials have closed recreational and commercial fishing for Dungeness and rock crab on the California coast, due to a large algae bloom that's making the crab unsafe for consumption.
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Big Trouble Looms For California Salmon — And For Fishermen

Thanks to a blazing hot summer and unusually warm water, early counts of juvenile winter-run Chinook are at extreme low levels. To protect them, regulators may restrict ocean fishing.
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Should Human Stem Cells Be Used To Make Partly Human Chimeras?

The National Institutes of Health has issued a moratorium on funding work that puts human stem cells into nonhuman embryos. The concern is that hybrids might develop human brain cells, sperm or eggs.
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Why Chipotle's Hard Line On Swine Antibiotics Is Now Blurry

Some Chipotle restaurants now sell pork from pigs that received antibiotics to treat illness. It's a move that acknowledges the drugs can be used responsibly on farms.
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For Tracey Stewart, Life After The 'Daily Show' Is All About The Animals

When they ran out of room for rescue animals in their home, Tracey Stewart and her husband, former Daily Show host Jon Stewart, bought a farm. Her new book is Do Unto Animals.
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Congolese Activists Honored for Fighting Oil Exploration in Virunga National Park

The Alexander Soros Foundation has given awards to people trying to block a British company from doing drilling in the park. The activists fear the operations would damage human and wildlife habitats.
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Jane Goodall Wants To Save Us (And Her Beloved Chimps) From Ourselves

She's learned a lot about chimpanzees. But what has she learned from them has given her a new mission: improve the health of the planet.
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The Hair-Raising Science Of Goose Bumps

Skunk Bear's shivery new video explores how and why our skin acts so weird when we watch a scary movie, get cold or listen to music.
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Why Is It So Hard To Save Gulf Of Maine Cod? They're In Hot Water

In the past decade, the Gulf of Maine warmed faster than 99.9 percent of the global ocean. The rapid warming explains why recent fishing policies failed to rebuild the cod population, a study finds.
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Along U.S.-Canada Border, A Booming Business For Dinosaur Bones

Dinosaur fossils are often found along the U.S.-Canada border. But what happens after someone discovers them on their land depends on what the rules are about ownership, scholarship and preservation.

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