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As A Guerrilla Movement, Tiny Homes May Emerge As Alternative To Shelters

NPR

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Tiny homes are a growing solution to homeless veterans and vulnerable youth, especially those who identify as LGBTQ. But the movement faces challenges from regulations and neighbors across the nation.

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Unlikely Heroes: Goats Rescue N.Y. Bog Turtles

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Invasive weeds are ruining the habitat of New York's wild bog turtles. In Hudson River Valley, domestic goats and cows are being used to save bog turtles by grazing on this foreign weed. So far, the plan seems to be working as the turtles have shown signs of not just returning but also laying egg...

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U.S. Fish And Wildlife Cease Dell Creek Wolf Pack Kill

Wyoming Public Radio

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Growing wolf populations in Wyoming are forcing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make hard decisions about culling the endangered species in order to preserve local wildlife and livestock.

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The Birds and the Bombs

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The fate of the Southeast's longleaf pine forests, and the endangered woodpeckers that depend on them, is in jeopardy. Fort Bragg, a station of the US military, is trying to save their local environment.

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Welcome to the world of rhino conservation

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There are only five northern white rhinos left in existence - all in captivity and unable to breed. Researchers work to identify the most valuable solution to rhino poaching in order to prevent the animal from going extinct.

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Coexisting with Carnivores

OR Magazine

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Wolves and ranchers have a long history of conflict. Today, wolves are back in Oregon, and ranchers are learning how to coexist with them, using an array of nonviolent techniques to protect both their herds and the predators.

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This Village in India Was Completely Relocated Because of Elephants

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Conflict between men and wildlife grows ever more frequent as the human population grows and the forests diminish. But with the help of nonprofit agencies and dedicated groups, one village of refugees in rural India was entirely relocated to help provide a wildlife corridor for elephants. The vil...

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Hospital uses power of architecture to promote healing

The Globe and Mail

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The architecture of a hospital can have huge effects on those inside it: the strain that old hospital buildings put on nurses, who spend too much of their time walking from one supply room to another, and on patients, whose already frail health is tested by living in rooms with one to three other...

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Home on the range

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A robust population of grizzly bears can be an indicator of healthy land; however, the bears also can destroy grain bins, consume vegetation, and kill livestock. Ranchers work with the Canadian government and local conservation groups to protect their resources with bear-proof grain bins and elec...

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Tiny Houses: A Big Idea to End Homelessness

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While billions of taxpayer dollars are allocated each year to support shelters and social service initiatives, homelessness remains a persistent problem in the U.S. - in 2013, an estimated 610,000 people slept without shelter every night. All over the country, people are building "tiny homes" to ...

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