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Debora MacKenzie

8 December 2020

China

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Public health experts are strategizing for how to combat the next pandemic by learning from what failed to prevent the most recent coronavirus pandemic. From increasing surveillance of viruses to using diagnostic tech...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Jes Burns

19 November 2019

Oregon, United States

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For years, a rancher in Southern Oregon has been trying to keep a local pack of wolves from killing his livestock, and after many rounds of trial and error and collaborative efforts, a high-tech fence may be the solut...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Harrison Mantas

11 November 2019

Chincoteague, Virginia, United States

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While Western towns struggle with the growth of wild horse populations in the area, a small town on the coast of Virginia has established a way to maintain population size and care for the horses. Volunteers manage a ...

Deseret News

Amy Joi O'Donoghue

23 October 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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After struggling to control the rapidly growing wild horse population in the West, organizations and local governments across the region collaborate to plan adoptions, humane roundups, and other techniques to control ...

The New York Times

Didem Tali

2 October 2019

Istanbul, Turkey

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Thanks to increased awareness and public pressure, Turkey has shifted from culling street animals to catching, neutering, and vaccinating them. Following social media campaigns and the work of activists, Turkey's gove...

The Telegraph

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

1 October 2019

Mumbai, India

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Vaccinating and sterilizing canines proves more effective in curbing rabies than culling the stray animals. In Mumbai, India, city authorities have partnered with NGOs like In Defense of Animals India (IDA India) and ...

The New York Times

JoAnna Klein

4 June 2019

Falcon Heights, Minnesota, United States

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The common carp was brought to America in the 1880s and has been considered an invasive species for over 100 years, disrupting water ecosystems wherever it goes. Researchers are trying multiple solutions to see what s...

Borderzine

Nicole Madrid

13 May 2019

El Paso, Texas, United States

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The city of El Paso, Texas has implemented a successful trap, neuter, return strategy to deal with the large numbers of feral cats in the city. The cost effective and more humane model replaced the previous euthanasia...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

22 November 2018

Eagle, Colorado, United States

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As tourists increasingly visit mountainous resort towns and home prices rise to accommodate these visitors, it’s hard to live on a budget, especially as a young person. One family of developer is addressing this issue...

CityLab

Emma Jacobs

26 October 2018

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Feeding the raccoons in Montreal’s Mount Royal Park was a tourist activity promoted by websites and supported by park vendors selling cat food. When the result was overpopulation of raccoons unafraid of people, steps ...

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Meredith Rosenberg

10 October 2018

Arroyo Beach, Puerto Rico, United States

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More than 800 cats and dogs in Puerto Rico have found new homes on the U.S. mainland, thanks to Paws4Survival. The organization and other groups are working against the odds to reduce the number of stray animals on th...

A Beautiful Perspective

Sarah Feldberg

10 September 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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With the population of bees dwindling, beekeepers take protecting the species seriously. Understanding how bees move throughout their lifecycle, San Francisco's Beekeeper's Association has put together a team of swarm...

CityLab

Linda Poon

9 August 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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It is currently estimated that there are 2 million rats in New York City. With numbers that high, cities including Washington, D.C. and Chicago along with New York City have teams employed solely to control the rat po...

PBS Frontline

Michelle Mizner

Katie Worth

2 August 2016

Recife, Brazil

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Racing to contain the Zika outbreak, Brazil has deployed an army of health workers to eradicate mosquitoes. But in a country where standing water abounds, giving mosquitoes endless opportunities to breed, the task is ...

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Benjamin Goldfarb

15 April 2016

Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States

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The overpopulation of white-tailed deer is a conservation realization and an environmental disaster for the communities that harbor them. Hastings-on-Hudson, a progressive community, has opted for a humane birth contr...

The New Yorker

Sky Dylan-Robbins

8 September 2015

New York, New York, United States

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New York City is home to an estimated tens of thousands of stray and feral cats, posing a problem for the city. To humanely handle this population concern, the city is using a method known as Trap-Neuter-Return (T.N.R...

High Country News

Dave Philipps

19 November 2012

Colorado, United States

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After controversy over the removal wild horse populations, the Bureau of Land Management was tasked with the order of protecting wild horse populations. After years of protection, however, the wild horse population ha...

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