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U.S. Shrimp May Not Be What Consumers Bargained For

U.S. Shrimp May Not Be What Consumers Bargained For

Marine conservation group Oceana has uncovered a nationwide shrimp scandal that has seafood lovers feeling queasy. Using DNA testing, the group examined 143 shrimp dishes from stores and restaurants

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Taxidermy and Contemporary Art Collide in Nevada Museum of Art’s Late Harvest Exhibition

Taxidermy and Contemporary Art Collide in Nevada Museum of Art’s Late Harvest Exhibition

Among the most striking sculptures in Late Harvest is Kate Clark's "Licking the Plate," a hybrid creature with an animal body and a feminine human face. The piece forces viewers to decide whether they

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Mercy for Animals’ Undercover Video Reveals Horrors of Factory Duck Farming

Mercy for Animals’ Undercover Video Reveals Horrors of Factory Duck Farming

Animals rights group Mercy For Animals (MFA) has just revealed the results of its undercover investigation at one of the largest duck factory farms in the U.S. Hidden camera footage taken at Reichardt

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A 700-Year-Old Virus Was Brought Back to Life and Used to Infect Plants

A 700-Year-Old Virus Was Brought Back to Life and Used to Infect Plants

If you thought you had nothing to worry about from 700-year-old viruses, think again. Researchers just resurrected a virus from seven-century-old caribou poop and used it to infect a plant, showing that

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Artist Brad Troemel Collaborates with Ants to Make Candy Colored Art Works

Artist Brad Troemel Collaborates with Ants to Make Candy Colored Art Works

Pressed between two pieces of glass much like a traditional ant farm, Troemel has installed a myriad of rainbow gels for the ants to call home. As each day progresses, the ants tunnel through the gels,

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Sign This Petition to Save Beau the Dog from Being Unlawfully Euthanized

Sign This Petition to Save Beau the Dog from Being Unlawfully Euthanized

The city of Dyersburg, Tennessee is gaining national attention after making a brash and merciless decision to sentence a dog to death. The two-and-a-half-year-old Golden Retriever and White German Shepard

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Let Your Dog Take a Bite Out of Boredom With This Eco-Friendly Puzzle Toy

Let Your Dog Take a Bite Out of Boredom With This Eco-Friendly Puzzle Toy

Elegance and a balance of form and function aren't normally the attributes one would normally associate with a dog toy, but this little gem isn't your average ball. The Odin, named after the inventor's

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Humans Might Already be Evolving into a New Species

Humans Might Already be Evolving into a New Species

Some scientists think humanity might be heading toward extinction, but others, like the founder of Harvard Business School's Life Sciences Project, Juan Enriquez, believe that perhaps we are evolving

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Kenya’s Dwindling Predator Populations Pave the Way for Thorny Plants

Kenya’s Dwindling Predator Populations Pave the Way for Thorny Plants

Plant-eating animals may be rejoicing over the global decrease in predator populations, but it may be leaving the environment in a hairy situation. Researchers at the University of British Columbia are

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National Geographic Photographer Documents Her Daughter’s Magical Life with Animal Companions

National Geographic Photographer Documents Her Daughter’s Magical Life with Animal Companions

Just like Tippi—the French girl who grew up in Africa—Amelia has shared her childhood with the kinds of animals that most of us will only ever see on the Discovery Channel or National Geographic

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Climate Change is Shrinking Alpine Goats

Climate Change is Shrinking Alpine Goats

There are some consequences from climate change that are easy to see - melting glaciers, climbing sea levels and some seriously nasty droughts - and then there are the not so obvious effects. One of these

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VIDEO: Procter & Gamble’s Dirty Practices are Destroying the Forest and Making Orphans Out of Baby Orangutans

VIDEO: Procter & Gamble’s Dirty Practices are Destroying the Forest and Making Orphans Out of Baby Orangutans

Many of you may be familiar with Procter & Gamble's "Thank You, Mom" campaign, which features several cute tots learning how to walk, swim, and more. But there's another, less than adorable side to

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BOOK REVIEW: “Chizi’s Tale” is the True Story of an Orphaned Black Rhino in Zimbabwe

BOOK REVIEW: “Chizi’s Tale” is the True Story of an Orphaned Black Rhino in Zimbabwe

"Chizi's Tale: The True Story of an Orphaned Black Rhino" is an eye-opening, real-life children's story of an orphaned baby rhino who was lucky enough to be taken in by a Zimbabwean conservationist and

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Does This Gorgeous Packaging Tempt You to Eat the Insects Inside?

Does This Gorgeous Packaging Tempt You to Eat the Insects Inside?

If you are like most Americans, the thought of biting into a nice, juicy cricket probably doesn’t hold much appeal. But many countries around the world consider insects to be a real treat. So how can we

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Watch Killer Whales Head Butt Each Other (VIDEO)

Watch Killer Whales Head Butt Each Other (VIDEO)

Scientists from NOAA Fisheries and the Vancouver Aquarium teamed up in August to trial monitoring the threatened northern resident killer whale population off the coast of British Columbia using a

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Deforestation May Have Paved the Way for Ebola

Deforestation May Have Paved the Way for Ebola

There are plenty of reasons to fight against deforestation - climate change, loss of animal habitat and destruction of indigenous ways of life - but there’s one reason that you may not have considered.

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India Bans Import of All Cosmetics Tested on Animals

India Bans Import of All Cosmetics Tested on Animals

The Indian government announced on Monday that as of next month it will no longer permit the importation of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. The embargo comes less than five months after a

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Now You Can Watch the London Zoo’s Otters LIVE on YouTube

Now You Can Watch the London Zoo’s Otters LIVE on YouTube

Need a jolt of real, live cuteness to brighten up a dull work day? London Zoo has just the thing for you. In a groundbreaking partnership with Google and British regulators Ofcom, the Zoological Society

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Space Burial Service Will Launch Your Pet’s Remains into Outer Space

Space Burial Service Will Launch Your Pet’s Remains into Outer Space

We may not be able to live in space, yet, but you can spend your afterlife in outer space - thanks to companies who will send your cremated remains into orbit - and now your pooch can join you there.

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Extremely High Numbers of Radioactive Reindeer Appear in Norway

Extremely High Numbers of Radioactive Reindeer Appear in Norway

In a twisted take on Rudolph’s glowing nose, scientists have found that levels of radioactivity amongst Norway’s reindeer are higher this year than they have been for a long time. Although it's been

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Hypocrisy at its Worst: Anti-Poaching Spokesman Charged with Killing Rhinos

Hypocrisy at its Worst: Anti-Poaching Spokesman Charged with Killing Rhinos

A senior park ranger from South Africa's Kruger National Park has been charged with rhino poaching. To make matters even worse, the section ranger, Lawrence Baloyi, has previously spoken out publicly

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Marijuana is Killing Endangered Salmon in Northern California

Marijuana is Killing Endangered Salmon in Northern California

In California, marijuana is killing endangered salmon - and they've never even smoked the stuff. According to The Dodo, marijuana growing isn’t as green as you might think – particularly when it’s

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Melting Arctic Ice Causes 35,000 Walruses to Mass on Alaskan Beach, Raising Fears of Stampede

Melting Arctic Ice Causes 35,000 Walruses to Mass on Alaskan Beach, Raising Fears of Stampede

This past weekend a mass of 35,000 walruses congregated on a remote Alaskan beach - and now authorities are concerned that the animals could stampede. This would put many of the animals at risk of death

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California’s Cat Town is Opening the First Permanent Cat Café in the U.S.

California’s Cat Town is Opening the First Permanent Cat Café in the U.S.

Oakland's Cat Town, a nonprofit cat rescue and adoption organization, is set to open the first permanent cat café in the U.S. this month. Following the hugely popular Japanese cat café model,

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Europeans Snub America’s ‘Chlorinated Chicken’

Europeans Snub America’s ‘Chlorinated Chicken’

The US industrial farming system is proving to be a stumbling block in the negotiation of a major free trade agreement between the United States and the EU. As negotiators from the two sides meet in

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Half the World’s Wildlife has Been Wiped Out in the Past 40 Years

Half the World’s Wildlife has Been Wiped Out in the Past 40 Years

The World Wildlife Fund's annual Living Planet Report surveys over 10,000 representative populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. The 2014 report has just been released and it shows

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Man Arrested Attempting to Cross the Border with 51 Turtles Stuffed in His Pants

Man Arrested Attempting to Cross the Border with 51 Turtles Stuffed in His Pants

Is that a turtle in your pants or are you just happy to see me? Canadian Kai Xu was caught last month while attempting to smuggle 51 turtles across the border by stuffing and taping the turtles down his

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This Livestream of Japan’s Brutal Taiji Cove Dolphin Slaughter Will Horrify You

This Livestream of Japan’s Brutal Taiji Cove Dolphin Slaughter Will Horrify You

The waters around Taiji Cove have been stained red since the beginning of September due to Japan's annual dolphin slaughter - and the blood continues to flow as we bear witness to a pod of 20-25 pilot

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VIDEO: Do Polar Bears Eat Fast Food Too?

VIDEO: Do Polar Bears Eat Fast Food Too?

A polar bear caught chomping on a goose egg. No fries with that, though. We humans have been seeing a trend towards slow food, but it looks like polar bears may be headed in the opposite direction.

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Poachers in Mozambique are Killing Thousands of Elephants on an Industrial Scale

Poachers in Mozambique are Killing Thousands of Elephants on an Industrial Scale

The elephant poaching crisis in Africa, fueled in part by demand for ivory in the far east, is getting worse. Environmentalists warn that elephants are being killed on an industrialized scale in

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