Animals

Environmental Outlook: Jellyfish And The Health Of The Ocean

Environmental Outlook: Jellyfish And The Health Of The Ocean

June 4, 2013

Jellyfish have thrived for hundreds of millions of years, but now scientists are worried they’re doing too well. For this month's Environmental Outlook: What warming waters and overfishing mean for jellyfish and the health of the ocean.

Comfort Dogs

May 2, 2013

In the aftermath of recent tragedies, specially trained dogs have been sent to provide comfort. Diane and her guests discuss why canines are uniquely suited for the job.

Tim Gallagher: "Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre"

Tim Gallagher: "Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre"

April 25, 2013

A naturalist tracks the Imperial woodpecker through Mexico: He describes his dangerous expeditions through the Sierra Madre mountains to save a rare bird.

David Rothenberg: "Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise"

David Rothenberg: "Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise"

April 18, 2013

A musician travels the world to study the science of bug music: what we can learn from sounds of crickets, cicadas and beetles.

Jim And Jamie Dutcher: "The Hidden Life of Wolves"

Jim And Jamie Dutcher: "The Hidden Life of Wolves"

February 7, 2013

From 1990 to 1996, Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived among a pack of gray wolves just outside Idaho's Sawtooth Wilderness. During these years of observation, the Dutchers say they found these often misunderstood animals to be highly social, communicating and bonding with family in a way humans could easily understand.

Hostage Crisis In Algeria

January 17, 2013

Americans at an oil facility in Algeria were among a number of people taken hostage yesterday. An Islamic militant group has claimed responsibility. An update on the crisis.

Con Slobodchikoff:"Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals"

December 13, 2012

If we could talk to the animals, Dr. Con Slobodchikoff says we can learn animal language.

Jessica Pierce: "The Last Walk:  Reflections On Our Pets At The End Of Their Lives"

Jessica Pierce: "The Last Walk: Reflections On Our Pets At The End Of Their Lives"

October 25, 2012

Bioethicist Jessica Pierce explores the practical, medical and moral issues facing pet owners at the end of a companion animal’s life.

Environmental Outlook: Elephants And The Ivory Trade

October 2, 2012

Tens of thousands of African elephants are being slaughtered every year to meet demand for ivory in China, the Philippines and Thailand. Inside the underground ivory trade and the future of Africa's elephants.

Jenny Brown: "The Lucky Ones:  My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals"

Jenny Brown: "The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals"

August 6, 2012

A former television producer explains how she became a vegan animal rights activist and co-founder of a farm animal sanctuary.

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