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Red Knot Population On The Decline

In the 1980s, experts counted more than 100,000 Red Knots, but over the last 20 years their numbers have fallen to an estimated 25,000.

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Seattle Moves Fireworks Display Out Of Respect For Eaglets

A couple of eaglets are in a nest in a Seattle suburb, near the spot where the city launches its Independence Day fireworks. The local Audubon Society worried fireworks would startle the baby birds which are still too young to fly. So organizers moved the launch site.
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Pitch-Perfect: Why Our Shoulders Are Key To Throwing

Being able to throw with power and precision must have been advantageous to our early ancestors. And essential, too, since we don't have natural weapons found in other species, like fangs and claws. A recent study suggests our ability to throw so well depends on uniquely human shoulder anatomy.
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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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