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Animal Shelters Urge Humans Confined To Home By Coronavirus Outbreak To Adopt

As states issue stay-at-home orders, animal shelters have had to close their doors. They're coming up with new ways to find homes as they brace for an onslaught of puppies and kittens.

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Fires Where They Are 'Not Supposed To Happen' In Australia's Ancient Rainforest

Australia's unprecedented fire season scorched sections of rare, ancient rainforests. It's another signal that climate change is intensifying and expanding wildfires globally.

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Australia's Fire-Ravaged Forests Are Recovering. Ecologists Hope It Lasts

After devastating fires, there are signs of regrowth across much of eastern Australia. But there's also concern that a changing climate may alter some of the country's unique landscapes forever.

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Evidence Does Not Support Hunting As A Way To Control Cougars: Study

Legal cougar hunting is held up as a way to keep pets, livestock, humans and prey animals safe. But a new study calls that logic into question.

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Survival Of The Friendliest: How Our Close Friendships Help Us Thrive

In her new book, Lydia Denworth makes the case for the vital necessity of friendship, tracing its effects on your genes, on your brain and even on animals like sheep and fish.

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Why Are Swarms Of Locusts Wreaking Havoc In East Africa?

Clouds of the insects can stretch for miles, devouring vegetation and destroying crops. Locust experts say time is running out to get the swarms under control because they multiply so quickly.

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New Research: Bats Harbor Hundreds Of Coronaviruses, And Spillovers Aren't Rare

The coronavirus outbreak in China seems like an unusual event. But scientists have found that similar viruses have been quietly jumping from bats into humans for years.

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Rare Weedy Seadragons Hatch At California Aquarium

The delicate creatures resemble bits of seaweed and are distant cousins of the seahorse. The aquarium says the two inch-long babies are already feeding on tiny shrimp.

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The Hope And Hype Of Diabetic Alert Dogs

Companies that sell dogs trained to sniff out life-threatening changes in blood sugar for people with diabetes have faced lawsuits or complaints from some of their customers.

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Siba The Standard Poodle Beats Out Fan Favorite Daniel For Westminster Crown

Wearing the ultimate in poodle hairdos, Siba trounced 2,600 other dogs over a three-day competition. Seven dogs, all the best in their categories, competed in the finale.