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A southern white rhino named Victoria is two months pregnant. Barbara Durrant, director of reproductive sciences at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, announced the news on Thursday. Julie Watson/AP hide caption

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A gray wolf in Jamtland County, Sweden. A wealthy landowner in Scotland is hoping to bring wolves from Sweden to the Scottish Highlands to thin the herd of red deer. Gunter Lenz/imageBROKER RF/Getty Images hide caption

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Landowner Aims To Bring Wolves Back To Scotland, Centuries After They Were Wiped Out

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Pro-public lands messages are projected on the McNichols Civic Center in Denver. The Outdoor Retailer and Snow Show moved to Colorado because of a public land use dispute with Utah government leaders. Grace Hood/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Rodney Stotts walks across the roof of the Matthew Henson Earth Conservation Center with one of his hawks. A former drug dealer, he is now a falconer — one of only 30 African-American falconers in the U.S., he says. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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In Washington, D.C., A Program In Which Birds And People Lift Each Other Up

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Google wants to pump 1.5 million gallons of water per day to cool servers at its data center in Berkeley County, S.C. "It's great to have Google in this region," conservationist Emily Cedzo said. "So by no means are we going after Google ... Our concern, primarily, is the source of that water." Bruce Smith/AP hide caption

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Google Moves In And Wants To Pump 1.5 Million Gallons Of Water Per Day

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Sudan, the last known male of the northern white rhinoceros subspecies, stands for his close-up in a paddock last year at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. If Tinder users swipe right on Sudan's profile, they're taken to a page asking for contributions to help him reproduce. Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Steve Reed uses OhmConnect, a service that pays customers to lower their energy use at home during periods of high demand. Megan Wood/inewsource hide caption

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Energy Savings Can Be Fun, But No Need To Turn Off All The Lights

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A diver swims in a kelp forest in California's Channel Island National Park, where several of the state's marine protected areas are located. National Park Service hide caption

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In California's Protected Waters, Counting Fish Without Getting Wet

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In a speech on Monday, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said his compatriots failed to protect Cecil the lion. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP hide caption

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Zimbabwe's President Blames 'Vandals' For Killing Cecil The Lion

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