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 Thomas Hildebrandt, director of reproduction management at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife in Berlin, speaks Thursday at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
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Thomas Hildebrandt, director of reproduction management at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife in Berlin, speaks Thursday at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

Pittsburgh Zoo honors expert in elephant conservation

Thomas Hildebrandt is the first recipient of the Pittsburgh Zoo’s Conservation Legacy Award.


FBI: DNA lab errors extend to 1999

The FBI is telling crime labs that forensic data for thousands of cases may have errors related to DNA.



 The 19-day-old peregrine falcon chick is observed during its first exam at the Cathedral Of Learning.

Peregrine falcon chick passes physical, but not with flying colors

The National Aviary in Pittsburgh has a live camera focused on the nest, and observers have seen a series of developmental issues.

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  • U.S. military mistakenly ships live anthrax to labs in 9 states

    The Pentagon said there was no known suspected infection or risk to the public.


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    Latest U.S. proposal for ethanol could have political fallout

    The Obama administration’s latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices.



    Hastert case is said to be linked to decades-old sexual abuse

    Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced the indictment of former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert.


     

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    Talks on Asia’s migration crisis end with plans to target root causes

    Delegates from more than 17 governments agreed to create job incentives, provide training and enhance “a sense of security and belonging.”



    Water revolution in Israel overcomes any threat of drought

    Desalination, recycling and conservation in the wake of a drought that began in 2005 have now given Israel all the water it says it needs.


     
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    Perry on Politics: Flaws abound in 2016 presidential field

    It seems that another Republican joins the race to win his or her party's presidential nomination almost every day. It was


    Peduto hits the road again

    Mayor Bill Peduto is on the road again less than 48 hours after returning from a three-night trip to Cuba described as an