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Jeremy The Koala, Rescued From Australian Brush Fire, Goes Home

The animal had suffered burns to his paws in the blaze that swept through the Adelaide area earlier this month. After a full recovery, he has been released back into the wild.
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Scientists, General Public Have Divergent Views On Science, Report Says

A Pew Research Center study shows that the two groups disagree most strongly on the safety of GM foods, the use of animals in research, climate change and human evolution.
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Animal Abusers Would Shoulder Costs Of Care Under Maryland Bill

A Democratic delegate from Montgomery County wants to shift the costs of caring for abused or neglected animals from the state to the abusers themselves.

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Rare Fox Takes A Walk In The Park, And Yosemite Staff Cheer

It's been nearly 100 years since a sighting of a Sierra Nevada red fox was documented in Yosemite National Park, according to park staff.
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Tiger Skins And Rhino Horns: Can A Trade Deal Halt The Trafficking?

A proposed U.S.-Asia trade pact calls for incorporating the issue wildlife trafficking. The goal is to slow the poaching of endangered animals such as elephants, tigers and rhinos.
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Beef Packers Block Plan To Revive Growth-Promoting Drug

Beef processors continue to block efforts to bring back Zilmax, a drug that makes cattle put on weight faster. Is it because they're concerned about animal welfare, or beef exports?
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On The Ant Highway, There's Never A Backup

A team of Indian physicists has made a mathematical model that purports to explain why ants don't have traffic jams. NPR's Joe Palca explains as part of his series, Joe's Big Idea.
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To Save Birds, Send A Ship Full Of Rat Poison

A ship has departed for South Georgia Island with enough poison to wipe out the rats that have been decimating the local bird population.
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Finding Crime Clues In What Insects Had For Dinner

Forensic scientists can find crime-solving evidence in the tiniest details, such as the insects that arrive at the scene to feed on the decomposing corpse.
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Rare And 'Horrific': Frilled Shark Startles Fishermen In Australia

The frilled shark's roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.

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