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Fourth of July fireworks discouraged for sake of bald eagles

Independence Day traditions in one small Connecticut town are clashing with an effort to protect an iconic symbol of the United States.

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Whale body size warning for species collapses

The shrinking size of whales over the 20th Century could help scientists detect when wildlife populations are in trouble, a study suggests.

Thu 22 Jun 17 from BBC News

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What Happens When a Baby Hippo Plays With a Croc

Fri 23 Jun 17 from National Geographic

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Indian man arrested for selling lizard penises as tantric root plants

An Indian man has been arrested for selling dried monitor lizard penises online as a rare root plant believed to bring good luck, Indian forest department officials said Friday.

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Koalas 'facing extinction' in some Australian states

The conservation group WWF is warning that koalas could be wiped out in some Australian states amid deforestation and increasing attacks by livestock.

Thu 22 Jun 17 from BBC News

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Research points to previously unknown pine marten diversity

The elusive American pine marten, a little-studied member of the weasel family, might be more diverse than originally thought, according to new research published by a University of Montana ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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U.S. officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from L.A. Times

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Talking Turtles II: WCS Discovers More Turtles That Talk

Scientists from WCS and other groups have found that the pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta) has joined a select group of chatty chelonians that can vocalize.

Mon 26 Jun 17 from Newswise

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Bat biodiversity is in danger on islands worldwide

A new study from the University of Helsinki investigates knowledge gaps among the largely unknown, but greatly threatened, group of island-restricted bats, and leads future research efforts ...

Wed 21 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Small rodent species may become endangered

A small rodent called the hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) is a European Protected Species and is monitored by volunteers at sites in England and Wales for the National Dormouse Monitoring ...

Wed 21 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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