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Good news for American bald eagles! Since 2009, their population has quadrupled in the lower 48 states, according to a recent report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Bald eagles were once on the brink of extinction. But efforts such as the banning of a harmful insecticide seem to have saved the bird. Deb Haaland, the secretary of the interior, called these results “a historic conservation success story.”

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