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Wildlife Still Suffers Four Years After BP Oil Spill

WASHINGTON, April 08, 2014 (AFP) - Birds, fish, dolphins and turtles are still struggling in the Gulf of Mexico, four years after the worst oil spill in US history, a leading wildlife group said Tuesday.

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By AFP News    Apr 08, 2014 at 03:49PM
 

Two-Legged Dog's Day at the Beach Video Inspires All, Goes Viral

The inspirational viral video of a 2-legged Boxer’s first trip to the beach is further proof that you can’t keep a good dog down.

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By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell    Apr 03, 2014 at 02:31PM
 

Spain Town Hires Poo 'Detective' to Spy on Dog Owners

   MADRID, April 02, 2014 (AFP) - Fed up of dog dirt underfoot on its streets, a Spanish town has hired a detective to catch owners who fail to pick up after their pets, officials said Wednesday.

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By AFP News    Apr 02, 2014 at 05:18PM
 

Forget Asteroids, Microbes Could (and Did!) Cause Mass Extinction on Earth

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 (AFP) - Volcanoes and asteroids are sometimes blamed for wiping out nearly all life on Earth 252 million years ago, but US research Monday suggested a more small-time criminal: microbes.

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By AFP News    Apr 02, 2014 at 03:16PM
 

Whaling Ban Applauded Despite Fears of Japan Sidestep

SYDNEY, April 01, 2014 (AFP) - Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday applauded a court decision that Japan must halt its annual Antarctic whale hunt, but raised fears it could sidestep the order and begin whaling again under a new "scientific" guise.

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By AFP News    Apr 02, 2014 at 02:36PM
 

Why Zebra Stripes? New Study Offers Weird Explanation

PARIS, April 01, 2014 (AFP) - Zebras have stripes to deter the tsetse and other blood-sucking flies, according to a fresh bid to settle a debate that has raged among biologists for over 140 years.

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By AFP News    Apr 02, 2014 at 11:56AM
 

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