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Who's Your Daddy?: Male Snail Carries Eggs As Cargo

It's not unheard of in the animal kingdom for males to bear the brunt of early child rearing. But in one species of snail found off the coast of Baja California, many of the eggs the males lug around on their shells aren't even their own offspring.
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Elephant Poaching In Africa Is On The Rise

Africa is in the middle of what Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times calls an epic elephant slaughter. He says poachers are killing more elephants now than at any time in the last two decades. He talks to Steve Inskeep about what's behind the resurgence in poaching and where the ivory is going.
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Rescuing Wildlife In Scottsdale, Ariz.

Liberty Wildlife nurses and cares for wounded animals.
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Labor Day And The DNC

Labor leaders, civil rights activists and protesters are gearing up for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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Local Scientists Take Stock Of An Amphibious Species On The Brink

We hear about a local researcher's potential breakthrough in the global scramble to save endangered frogs.

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Drought Makes Bear Run-Ins More Common

Unpleasant encounters between humans and bears are up in Western states including Colorado and Wyoming. It's due largely to the drought. Bears are traveling longer distances for food because one of their natural foods — berries — has dried up due to lack of rain and snow melt. They're now turning to dumpsters and even breaking into homes to raid kitchen cabinets

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