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Our Daily Planet: Myanmar Earthquake and Ted Turner's Bison

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Rhino Poaching: Africa is facing it's worst rhino poaching crisis in decades. More than 800 rhinos have been killed over the past three years.

Ted's Bison: Ted Turner donated three bison bulls to the effort to save the last bison herd in Texas. The donation seems to be paying off, researchers said. [Related: Bringing Back Bison: Groups Unite for an American Icon ]

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Thunder Hail and Oklahoma Wildfires

Reach OurAmazingPlanet staff writer Brett Israel at bisrael@techmedianetwork.com. Follow him on Twitter @btisrael.

Brett Israel was a staff writer for Live Science with a focus on environmental issues. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from The University of Georgia, a master’s degree in journalism from New York University, and has studied doctorate-level biochemistry at Emory University.