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A bison lays down in front of the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., on June 22. A 34-year-old man was gored by a bull bison in Yellowstone this week, suffering an arm injury, park officials said. Matthew Brown/AP hide caption

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Working Dogs for Conservation trainer Michele Vasquez clips a vest onto Charlie, a Labrador retriever, to let him know he's working. Dogs like Charlie will help sniff out chronic wasting disease in deer and elk scat. They will also help find mink and otter droppings that can be tested for toxic substances near illegal dumpsites. Aaron Bolton/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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On May 3, 2022, a partnership led by the Yurok Tribe released two California condors, called A2 and A3, into the wild as part of a decades-long conservation effort." Matt Mais/Yurok Tribe hide caption

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The Quest To Save The California Condor

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Scientists hope the larvae of the darkling beetle — nicknamed "superworms" — might solve the world's trash crisis thanks to their uncanny ability to eat polystyrene. The University of Queensland hide caption

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How 'superworms' could help solve the trash crisis

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A dolphin's sense of echolocation allows it to coordinate efforts to hunt prey, see "through" other creatures and form three-dimensional shapes using sound. Raymond Roig/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The human sensory experience is limited. Journey into the world that animals know

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K-9 Officer Teddy Santos watches Huntah as she checks a classroom at Freetown Elementary School. If she detects COVID, she will sit. Jodi Hilton for NPR hide caption

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'Smell Ya Later, COVID!' How Dogs Are Helping Schools Stay COVID-free

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The cover of Cylita Guy's children book, illustrated by Cornelia Li, Chasing Bats & Tracking Rats: Urban Ecology, Community Science, and How We Share Our Cities. Annick Press hide caption

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Freetown Elementary School students Mason Santos, left, and Mila Talbot, right, pet Huntah the dog after she finishes checking a classroom. Jodi Hilton for NPR hide caption

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Dogs trained to sniff out COVID in schools are getting a lot of love for their efforts

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A kindergarten student releases a turtle back into the wild at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, N.J., this month. Wayne Parry/AP hide caption

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This kindergarten class has raised and set free 18 orphaned turtles

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Robert Brantley washes one of the 13 kittens he rescued along the side of the road in Pioneer, La., on Tuesday. Screen grab from video taken by Robert Brantley hide caption

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Past measures to tax farmers have met strong resistance, but New Zealand's climate change minister thinks it is a good start William West/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New Zealand announces world-first plan to tax cow and sheep burps

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A bison leads her calf through deep snow toward a road in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., on Feb. 20, 2021. On Monday, a bison gored a 25-year-old woman in Yellowstone when she got within 10 feet of the animal. Ryan Dorgan/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP, File hide caption

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