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Minnesota's governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees. Many details of the plan, however, remain to be worked out Jim, the Photographer/Flickr hide caption

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Their Masters' Voices: Dogs Understand Tone And Meaning Of Words

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Officials from the Norwegian Nature Inspectorate discovered hundreds of dead reindeer on a mountain plateau after a lightning storm. Havard Kjontvedt/Norwegian Nature Inspectorate hide caption

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On display at ZooAve Animal Rescue in Alajuela, Costa Rica, Grecia, the chestnut-mandibled toucan, can now eat on its own and sing with the new beak. Grecia was in rehabilitation for months after receiving a 3-D-printed nylon prosthesis. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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After Losing Half A Beak, Grecia The Toucan Becomes A Symbol Against Abuse

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A screenshot from the video of the incident posted by Toronto Pig Save, which shows Anita Krajnc giving water to pigs bound for the slaughterhouse. Toronto Pig Save/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins Show Strain Of Not Getting Enough Sleep

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Fish Killing Disease Shuts Down Stretch Of Yellowstone River In Montana

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Paleoartist Peter Schouten's reconstruction of Microleo attenboroughi prowling along the branches of rain forest trees in search of prey. Peter Schouten/Courtesy of the University of New South Wales hide caption

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'Googly-Eyed' Stubby Squid Captures Internet's Attention

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About 100 water voles are being reintroduced at Malham Tarn, a lake in North Yorkshire in England. This is the first time the endangered mammals have been seen in the area in 50 years. Richard Rayner/North News & Pictures Ltd/National Trust hide caption

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