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Possum Pest Feeds Thriving Fur Industry in New Zealand

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April 19, 2012
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The possum, a cuddly-looking marsupial protected in its native Australia, has become a reviled feral pest in New Zealand, its fur providing a lucrative sideline for hunters who supply a burgeoning luxury goods industry.


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Annual 'Running of the Roaches' in Wisconsin

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AP (Oct. 10, 2013) — Off to the races: A Wisconsin pest management company paints numbers on cockroaches and then races them every year for sport. The company is donating $500 to the Fisher House Foundation on behalf of the winning team. (Oct. 10)
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Recycling Seafood: Oil From Fish Waste

Recycling Seafood: Oil From Fish Waste

Deutsche Welle (June 23, 2013) — Leftovers from the fish industry might become a valuable raw material in the future. A German company has developed a system for recycling shrimp shells and other fish waste to create oils for the food production industry. The oils are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent cardiovascular problems. The aim is to minimize waste from the fish-processing industry. Other potential leftovers are turned into a powder that is high in protein and may have anti-inflammatory properties.
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Colonel Meow Earns Guinness Record for Longest Fur

Colonel Meow Earns Guinness Record for Longest Fur

Buzz60 (Aug. 29, 2013) — A cat named Colonel Meow from Seattle, Washington won the Guinness World Record for the cat with the longest fur, clocking in at 9 inches. The cat has a huge social media presence, with more than 180,000 likes on Facebook and tons of views on YouTube. Kristina Behr (@KristinaBehr) takes a look at why this feline is so fantastic.
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