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Technology May Rescue Male Baby Chicks From The Grinder

NPR | Oct. 28, 2016 11:32 a.m.

The egg industry may soon eliminate a wasteful – and to some, horrifying – practice: Slaughtering male chicks. New technology can identify male embryos in eggs before they enter incubation chambers.

Nation | Flora and Fauna | Technology

An Ode To Vine's Cutest Animals

NPR | Oct. 28, 2016 9:04 a.m.

The Internet is sad about the end of Vine. Here are some adorable animal Vines to cheer you up.

Science | Flora and Fauna | World

This Bird Can Remain Airborne For 10 Months Straight

NPR | Oct. 28, 2016 5:59 a.m.

These birds fly from Europe to sub-Saharan Africa, but they don't touch down on the continent. The researchers say new findings raise questions about "when and to what extent swifts need to sleep."

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Nations Agree To Establish World's Largest Marine Reserve In Antarctica

NPR | Oct. 28, 2016 5:16 a.m.

At 600,000 square miles, the sanctuary covers an area twice the size of Texas and is known as polar 'Garden of Eden.' This unanimous agreement is the result of years of negotiations.

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Report Declares Global Wildlife Populations Are Plunging. But It's Complicated

NPR | Oct. 27, 2016 12:47 p.m.

The WWF report asserts that wildlife populations have dropped by a startling percentage since 1970. The details and extent of that decline, however, are more complex than any one number can capture.

Health | Flora and Fauna | World

There's Another Side To Bush Meat That Doesn't Get Much Attention

NPR | Oct. 27, 2016 9:47 a.m.

The risk posed to mammals — and to public health — is well-documented. But for some people, bush meat is an important part of their daily diet.

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Zika May Be Here To Stay, Say US Health Officials

NPR | Oct. 26, 2016 12:06 p.m.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now urges pregnant women to "consider postponing travel to all parts of Miami-Dade County." Zika is on the way to becoming an endemic disease in the U.S.

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How Do Toxins From Plastics Find Their Way Into Our Food?

NPR | Oct. 21, 2016 6:09 a.m.

Ocean advocate Emily Penn has seen first hand how much plastic ends up in the oceans. She explains how the toxins from plastic makes their way into our food chain and how we might be able to stop it.

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Can A Place Still Be Home Even After Becoming Toxic?

NPR | Oct. 21, 2016 6:09 a.m.

Even thirty years after the devastating nuclear accident in Chernobyl, there are still people who call the place home. Filmmaker Holly Morris tells the stories of the mostly elderly women who stayed.

Flora and Fauna | World

Spanish Top Court Overturns Catalonia's Bullfighting Ban

NPR | Oct. 20, 2016 2:48 p.m.

The judges ruled it was unconstitutional and infringed on the government's responsibility to preserve Spain's cultural patrimony. Catalan lawmakers approved the ban in 2010, citing animal cruelty.