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Fish Killing Disease Shuts Down Stretch Of Yellowstone River In Montana

Results are in from a preliminary investigation into the fish killing disease that's caused the unprecedented closure of a long stretch of the Yellowstone River in Montana.
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A Happy Ending For An Australian Ultramarathoner And Chinese Stray Dog

"This day is one of the best days of my life," Dion Leonard said after being reunited with his beloved dog, Gobi, ending a frantic search for the pup he met during an ultramarathon.
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It's Been A Good Week For Goats

They're helping needy families in Cameroon as part of a Red Cross giveaway. And in Indiana, a kid got a soul serenade from Grammy winner Anthony Hamilton.
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Extinct 'Micro Lion' Is Named For Sir David Attenborough

Microleo attenboroughi was a tiny, marsupial lion that lived some 18 million years ago. Paleontologists in Australia said they named it after the famed naturalist "for his dedication and enthusiasm."
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The New Science Of Animal Psychiatry

Dr. Nicholas Dodman talks animal psychology. He says animal emotions and thoughts can be treated more like our own. Why he believes we can improve the mental health of our pets, and what animals teach us about human medicine.

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'Googly-Eyed' Stubby Squid Captures Internet's Attention

Researchers from the Nautilus exploration vessel came upon the bright purple creature with giant eyes. It may look like a cartoon character, but it's real. It's also pretty tough, a researcher says.
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Montana Officials Close Yellowstone River To Fight Fish-Killing Parasite

An extraordinary effort to limit a widespread fish kill comes a week before the centennial celebration of the National Park Service.
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This Weekend, Water Voles Are Making A Splash In England

The swimming critters were once common in the British countryside, but industrialization and rampaging minks have made them endangered. A new effort seeks to reintroduce them at a northern lake.
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Mother Bird's Song Helps Her Young Cope With Global Warming

A journal Science study says Zebra Finches sing a special song to their eggs to warn when temperatures go above 79 degrees. The warning slows development in the egg and the birds come out smaller.
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What Does It Take To Map A Walrus Hangout? 160 Years And A Lot Of Help

Groups of walruses are vulnerable to disturbances, but it's hard to avoid them if you don't know where they are. A new tool from U.S. and Russian researchers draws on history to protect the animals.

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