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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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Fleas Are Great! But Watch Out For A Worm That Looks Like Vermicelli

In honor of Halloween, NPR gets a guided tour of parasites that reside in London's Natural History Museum.
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The Lone Star Tick May Be Spreading A New Disease Across America

An uptick in cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever may actually be due to a newer tick-borne bacterium instead. It looks like it's causing milder infections — and a lot of confusion.
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That Salmon On The Menu Might Be A Fraud — Especially In Winter

Diners were likely to get duped 67 percent of the time when ordering salmon in restaurants out of season, a survey says. Much of the deception involved farmed salmon passed off as more expensive wild.
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Lions Quickly Disappearing In Much Of Africa, Study Says

Over large parts of the continent, their numbers could drop by half in the next two decades. Only in four countries in southern Africa is the species holding its own.
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Trigger Unhappy: Dog Shoots Owner In Foot

Allie Carter put her shotgun down during a hunt in North Webster, Ind., and her dog Trigger stepped on it, shooting her in the foot. Carter was treated for injuries at a hospital and released.

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