Science & Environment

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Hundreds of chimps to be moved from labs to sanctuary

Experiments on chimps have been conducted in the U.S. for more than 90 years, despite consistent pressure on the government and corporations by animal welfare groups.

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Western black rhino declared extinct

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Africa's western black rhino is now officially extinct.

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Anxiety drugs in the water are affecting fish

Dumping of drugs into water, flushing medicines down the toilet, or passing through people's bodies in an un-metabolized form are ways pharmaceuticals enter rivers and streams.

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All but 50 U.S. research chimps to be retired

As a result, some 400 chimps will be moved to a national sanctuary, where they will have room to live and play in peace.

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Bear sanctuary saved from eviction

As a result, the 77 workers there will keep their jobs, and the 104 bears living there will continue to have a home.

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Factory farming: Torture with a side of pollution

Most factory farms are controversial enough in the way that animals are handled there.

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Google-funded spy tech to prey on poachers

Both surveillance technology and Google have generated controversyt. But in opposition to the growing international threat of poaching, however, many feel they can be put to good use.

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Costa Rica bans hunting, but what about shark finning?

Costa Rica officially banned hunting on December 10, becoming the first Latin American country to outlaw the sport.

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South Africa deploys anti-poaching plane

"This is a war. You cannot take a stick to a gunfight."

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Rhino killings on the rise in South Africa

The Finfoot Game Reserve in Vaalkop Dam, South Africa became the sight of animal cruelty and bloodshed this month.

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