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Common starlings pick for food in the garbage in the landfill in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Common starlings pick for food in the garbage in the landfill in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A woman stands beneath a home watching crews build new berms, with BP money, in order to protect the beaches from storm water and the oil from the deep water horizon spill that could come with it on Dauphin Island, Alabama.

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A garbage truck makes post-Christmas collections in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A mother grizzly and her cubs walk on top of an oil pipeline in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The drilling there has drawn bears into garbage dumps and away from their natural food sources.

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A mother grizzly and her cubs walk on top of an oil pipeline in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The drilling there has drawn bears into garbage dumps and away from their natural food sources.

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A mother grizzly and her cubs walk on top of an oil pipeline in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The drilling there has drawn bears into garbage dumps and away from their natural food sources.

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A mother grizzly and her cubs walk on top of an oil pipeline in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The drilling there has drawn bears into garbage dumps and away from their natural food sources.

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This grizzly bear in Larson Bay, AK has found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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This grizzly bear in Larson Bay, AK has found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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This grizzly bear in Larson Bay, AK has found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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This grizzly bear in Larson Bay, AK has found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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This grizzly bear in Larson Bay, AK has found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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This grizzly bear in Larson Bay, AK has found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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These grizzly bears in Larson Bay, AK have found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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These grizzly bears in Larson Bay, AK have found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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These grizzly bears in Larson Bay, AK have found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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These grizzly bears in Larson Bay, Alaska, discovered that the dump is a source of easy meals. Local people often stop in to watch the bears forage in trash. Situations like this can lead to problems — once bears become unafraid of people, they can wonder into town looking for food and are often shot as a result.

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These grizzly bears in Larson Bay, Alaska, discovered that the dump is a source of easy meals. Local people often stop in to watch the bears forage in trash. Situations like this can lead to problems — once bears become unafraid of people, they can wonder into town looking for food and are often shot as a result.

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These grizzly bears in Larson Bay, Alaska, discovered that the dump is a source of easy meals. Local people often stop in to watch the bears forage in trash. Situations like this can lead to problems — once bears become unafraid of people, they can wonder into town looking for food and are often shot as a result.

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These grizzly bears in Larson Bay, AK have found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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A grizzly forages for food in a dump on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Bears who

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A grizzly bear cub plays in trash at a dump on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Bears who

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These grizzly bears in Larson Bay, AK have found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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A grizzly walks away from the dump at Larson Bay, Alaska. Several grizzlies frequent the dump, creating a hazard for themselves and the people who use it.

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