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Oh Poop! Beach Town Seeks Relief From Birds

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April 8, 2013
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Tourists flock to the jagged coastline in La Jolla, California. So do lots of birds and with those birds comes lots of poop. Rather than gasping in amazement at the beautiful views, people are holding their noses from the stench.


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Australian Parrot Species Close to Extinction

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AP (Feb. 15, 2012) — One of Australia's rarest birds is edging closer to extinction. The population in the wild of the orange-bellied parrot has plummeted to 21 birds, including just eight females, according to conservationists.
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Birds' V-Formation Mystery Solved

Birds' V-Formation Mystery Solved

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 29, 2014) — Bird species that fly in a V-formation do so to conserve energy, according to scientists in the UK. In experiments with free-flying birds, researchers at the Royal Veterinary College in London have answered a centuries-old question by demonstrating that birds like the Northern Ibis create a slipstream for their flock-mates to follow, thereby making flight more efficient. Jim Drury has more. Video provided by Reuters
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Denver Zoo Using the Power of Poo

Denver Zoo Using the Power of Poo

Buzz60 (Mar. 23, 2012) — It's only a prototype now but the Denver Zoo is using animal poop and trash to power an electric rickshaw. The plan is to test the fuel's efficacy to eventually power an entire elephant pavalion. It's all part of a green experiment that will save money.
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Magnetic Field Inspires Dog Defecation Dance, Says Study

Magnetic Field Inspires Dog Defecation Dance, Says Study

Reuters (Jan. 8, 2014) — Dogs use the Earth's magnetic fields to align their position while defecating, according to new research. A team from the Czech Republic and Germany studied the body positions of 70 dogs across 37 breeds while they excreted, and found that they preferred to poop while aligned with the north-south axis. Jim Drury has more.
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