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Eel Populations Slipping as Demand for the Delicacy Grows

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May 9, 2013
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Eel is an international culinary sensation, but numbers of the precious fish are shrinking even as worldwide demand explodes. In New York, researchers are seeking to understand more about the life cycle of this mysterious creature, hoping to thwart their disappearance before it's too late.


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Bat Populations on the Brink in Nova Scotia

Bat Populations on the Brink in Nova Scotia

CBC (July 20, 2013) — A deadly fungus is putting bat populations in some areas at risk. CBC's Stephen Puddicombe reports on the dangers of 'white nose syndrome', which has pushed some bat populations in Nova Scotia to the brink.
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Polish Snail Farms Inch Towards Huge Potential

Polish Snail Farms Inch Towards Huge Potential

AFP (June 11, 2013) — Thanks to a climate that snails love, Poland is aiming to become a major exporter of the gastropods, which are enjoyed as a delicacy in France, Spain and Italy. Although large-scale snail breeders are still few and far between in Poland, brisk sales of this "slow food" suggest a bright future for the Polish snail business.
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The Foie Gras Fight

The Foie Gras Fight

Reason TV (Jan. 19, 2012) — Chicago tried banning it. Now California wants to do the same. But what's so controversial about foie gras, the fattened liver of a duck or goose that many diners consider a delicacy?
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A 72 Year Old Elephant India Is Indebted To

A 72 Year Old Elephant India Is Indebted To

NDTV (Aug. 10, 2013) — He is known as "Kaziranga's Pride." But at the world-famous national park in Assam, Joyraj is quietly slipping away. Vets who are treating him say the 72-year-old has just weeks to live. They conduct daily medical check-up and prescribe medicines to help him overcome weakness.
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