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Birth Control for Bambi

Undark

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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 control method PZP that is injected by darts into does. The method is successful for ...

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Mosquito Hunter

PBS Frontline

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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 daunting.

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Can Hunters and Activists Team Up to Phase Out Lead Bullets?

In These Times

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To combat lead poisoning in America's wildlife populations, researchers are leading educational forums. In these conversations, researchers meet with hunters to discuss the benefits of moving away from lead-based bullets to alternatives such as copper ammo.

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Is there a way through the West's bitter wild horse wars?

High Country News

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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 has grown to an unsustainable amount. To mitigate the damage to the rural landscap...

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Will Cities Ever Outsmart Rats?

CityLab

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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 population. Efforts have previously been futile, however, as little is known about...

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Meet The Disruptors: The One Health Company

The Philadelphia Citizen

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During his tenure in veterinary school at University of Pennsylvania, then-vet student Benjamin Lewis saw a disconnect between animal testing and the animals being tested on. In an attempt to revolutionize this practice, he and his wife and business partner Christina Lopes launched The One Health...

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Where the Teacher's Pet Sleeps in a Dog Bed

The New York Times

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A handful of schools in New York City are piloting a comfort dog program with the goal of offering emotional support and teaching students about empathy. Recruiting animals from a rescue and adoption agency, teachers and counselors use a curriculum, called Mutt-i-grees, which was written by a Yal...

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The department of wandering bees

A Beautiful Perspective

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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 catchers that are responsible for safely relocating wandering bees that have be...

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Fixing Montreal's Raccoon Problem

CityLab

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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 were taken to protect the raccoons including banning vendors and educating touri...

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Puerto Rico's Cats and Dogs Need Help. This Organization is Stepping Up

NationSwell

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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 the islands.

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