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'Morning Edition' Listeners Get Their Feathers In A Bunch

On the show Tuesday, we told you about some scientists in Canada whose research crops were destroyed by "Canadian geese." Listeners said we got the name wrong and they explained why.
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African Cities Test The Limits Of Living With Livestock

Hipsters may just be discovering the joys of backyard chickens, but in African megacities, people have been bringing their animals into the slums with them for decades. That's creating a new ecosystem of animals and huge numbers of people living closely together like never before.
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Washington State Butcher Spikes Pig Feed With Weed

Despite its name, the "pot pig" experiment isn't an attempt to develop a new meaty treat for stoners. Instead, a Seattle butcher is feeding marijuana seeds, stems and root bulbs to swine as a cheeky money-saving measure.
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Report Finds Animal Abuse Cases In Baltimore Still Steady

The report claims many city agencies haven't cooperated with efforts to curb animal abuse.

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Food Hubs: From Farm To Table

New models are emerging for getting food from farm to fork, including food hubs across D.C.

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Insects May Be The Taste Of The Next Generation, Report Says

A report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says insects offer a huge potential for improving the world's food security. Peter Menzel, co-author of Man Eating Bugs, describes some insect-based cuisine and the western aversion to creepy-crawly snacks.
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District's 'Bird Man' Documents City's Winged Creatures

Ever since Wallace Kornack retired as a government engineer, he's made daily trips into Rock Creek Park to document migrant birds.

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Why Is D.C.'s Feather ID Lab Studying Snakes?

We find out why scientists at Smithsonian's Feather ID Lab have begun studying a most unbird-like creature: the Burmese python.

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Human Scent Is Even Sweeter For Malaria Mosquitoes

Scientists used a Dutch woman's dirty stocking to learn that mosquitoes infected with malaria find humans hard to resist. Like a fungus that turns ants into zombies, the parasite seems to change the behavior of the mosquitoes for its own benefit.
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Go Fish (Somewhere Else): Warming Oceans Are Altering Catches

Fish are moving away from the equator and toward the poles to maintain their preferred water temperature. That means, for example, that fishermen are seeing swordfish normally found in the Mediterranean swimming near Denmark. But in the tropics, there are no fish to replace the ones that are leaving.

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