Animals/Wildlife

5:42am

Sat December 29, 2012
Shots - Health News

As Biodiversity Declines, Tropical Diseases Thrive

Originally published on Mon December 31, 2012 7:24 am

Mosquitoes like this one can carry the virus that causes dengue fever, which may become a bigger problem in some regions as biodiversity is lost.
James Gathany CDC Public Health Image Library

Global health advocates often argue that the tropical diseases that plague many countries, such as malaria and dengue, can be conquered simply with more money for health care – namely medicines and vaccines.

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5:31am

Fri December 28, 2012

2:57pm

Thu December 27, 2012
The Two-Way

After Apparent Abduction, Miniature Pony Returns To Circus

Originally published on Fri December 28, 2012 4:45 am

Sighs of relief were breathed in Austria today, after a missing pony made it back to his circus after an apparent horse-napping. While it might seem difficult to steal, and then conceal, a horse, consider that the animal, named Fridolin, is only about two feet tall.

The miniature pony, a main attraction of the Vienna Christmas Circus, was found after a tip came in that the pint-sized horse "had been abandoned at a bus stop," reports the Vienna Times.

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7:33am

Thu December 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Help Writer Dennis Lehane Find His Dog And You'll Be In His Next Book

Originally published on Fri December 28, 2012 4:58 am

Tessa is missing in Brookline, Mass.
Facebook.com

(Note at 7 a.m. ET, Dec. 28: Lehane's Facebook page continues to post updates — and as of now, Tessa remains missing.)

Our original post:

Mystery writer Dennis Lehane is asking for help in solving a case that's very important to him:

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5:43am

Wed December 26, 2012
Around the Nation

Blind Dog Returned To Alaska Family

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