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US national parks face ‘crisis’ over invasive animal species

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Invasive pythons have taken a sharp toll on native species in Everglades National Park Invasive animal species represent a crisis for United States national parks, experts have said, in a call for widespread, systemic action. More than half of national parks are threatened by...
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Lil BUB cat: Lil BUB, beloved viral internet cat, has died at age 8

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Lil BUB, the beloved viral internet cat known for her perennially stuck out tongue and massive eyes, has died, her owner announced in an emotional Instagram post Monday. She was 8 years old. “Dearest BUB, I will never forget your generosity, your limitless supply of love, or your uncanny ability...
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Deer rescue: Maine lobstermen save deer stranded 5 miles offshore

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A group of Maine lobstermen spotted a deer in an unusual place Monday: open waters. The men quickly took action to save the animal, which had somehow ventured 5 miles away from shore, and hauled their catch of the day to safety. “Found this little guy 5 miles offshore today...
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Stolen lemur: Teen sentenced to three months in federal prison for stealing lemur from zoo

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Climate change threatens Madagascar’s lemurs A California teenager was sentenced Monday to three months in federal prison on for breaking into a zoo and stealing an endangered lemur, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. The animal, named Isaac, is the oldest ring-tailed...
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Macy’s fur: Macy’s announces it will stop selling fur by the end of 2020 fiscal year

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Less than two weeks after California became the first state to ban the the sale of new fur products, retail giant Macys, Inc. announced in a Monday press release it will stop selling fur by the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The company said its customer base is “migrating away from...
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Squirrel nuts: Squirrels stashed over 200 walnuts under the hood of a woman’s car in Pennsylvania

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Squirrel seeks help from woman in park A Pennsylvania woman was driving her car when she smelled something burning and heard a strange noise. She popped the hood and discovered something a little nutty — A massive stash of walnuts squirrels saved for the winter. “Here’s a little PSA for...
Environment

Prehistoric babies fed animal milk in bottles

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Image copyright Archologiederschweiz Image caption Prehistoric family scene Prehistoric babies were bottle-fed with animal milk more than 3,000 years ago, according to new evidence. Archaeologists found traces of animal fats inside ancient clay vessels, giving a rare insight into the diets of Bronze and Iron Age infants. The discovery suggests...
History

Bronze Age Baby Bottles Reveal How Some Ancient Infants Were Fed | Science

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Every parent knows how critical it is to have a sippy cup on hand, and three drinking vessels from a pair of ancient German graves reveal that such cups were just as important 3,000 years ago as they are today. Across the European continent, archaeologists have dug up curious pint-sized...
Food Business News

Final swine slaughter inspection rule released | 2019-09-17

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) posted a final rule that establishes an optional new inspection system for pork processors. Despite pushback from consumer and labor groups, FSIS said the New Swine Slaughter Inspection System (NSIS) improves the effectiveness of hog slaughter, makes...

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