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How Biologists Plan To Save Endangered Sonoran Pronghorn

Pronghorn once roamed North America by the millions, but human activity fragmented the species into four distinctive types, one of which makes its home in the desert Southwest.The Sonoran pronghorn is light, fast and adapted for life in the desert, but just over a decade ago they were all but wiped out due to a severe drought. Now, efforts to help the endangered animal make a comeback are proving successful. It’s early — just after sunrise — and Lydia Morton is drives her white truck across...
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It's no secret that the water at some of the 2016 Olympic venues in Rio de Janeiro has some problems.

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro got a whiff of one in April. But the AP has just put some science into it by commissioning tests over a five month period.

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'Baby' Is A Pretty Feat Of Misdirection

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A novelist friend once told me she loves the TV series American Crime, because it focuses on "the other people affected, the ones you never hear about, when a crime happens." You might think creators of fiction, like my friend, would be the first to consider "the other people affected," but finding a suspense novel that upends both the linearity and nature of what constitutes "crime" occurs less than I might like.

Order a rockfish at a restaurant in Maryland, and you'll likely get a striped bass. Place the same order in California, and you could end up with a Vermilion rockfish, a Pacific Ocean perch or one of dozens of other fish species on your plate.

This jumble of names is perfectly legal. But it's confusing to diners — and it can also hamper efforts to combat illegal fishing and seafood fraud, says the ocean conservation group Oceana.

A court in Egypt has delayed reading the verdict in the re-trail of three Al Jazeera journalists who have been accused of aiding a terrorist organization.

The BBC reports:

"Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy, Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Australian Peter Greste were sentenced to up to 10 years in prison in June 2014.

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One out of every five people in Israel is Arab. But Israeli TV sets aside only a few hours a week for Arabic-language programming. And Arabs in Israel don't have many opportunities to see their own cities and lives reflected on the screen. That's the idea behind a new TV channel. It's called Palestine 48, a reference to the year Israel was founded.

The channel's new morning show is called Our Morning Is Different. It's like an Arabic version of the Today show, with a breezy opening jingle and stock footage of sunlight peeking through a field.

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Protect Your Pets From Rattlesnakes This Summer

AZED-Rattlesnake season has arrived as temperatures have warmed up. According to the Arizona Poison and Drug information center, there are 17 different types of rattlesnakes in Arizona and all are venomous. There are about 8,000 venomous snakebites each year in the U.S and although rare they can be fatal. It’s also the time of year that veterinarians start to see more dogs and cats brought to animal hospitals because they’ve been bitten by rattlesnakes. KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez has more on...
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