Animals

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.

Terrie Williams:  "The Odyssey of KP2:  An Orphan Seal, a Marine Biologist, and the Fight to Save a Species"

Terrie Williams: "The Odyssey of KP2: An Orphan Seal, a Marine Biologist, and the Fight to Save a Species"

July 11, 2012

A wildlife biologist tells the story of a two-day-old Hawaiian monk seal pup that was attacked and abandoned by his mother. It is a portrait of the unique relationship between a member of a critically endangered species and a scientist.

Environmental Outlook: Rising Sea Levels

July 3, 2012

In this month’s environmental outlook, a look at rising sea levels and what's at stake.

Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Journalist Kathryn Bowers: "Zoobiquity"

June 13, 2012

A cardiologist and journalist explain why they believe physicians and veterinarians have much to learn from each other about health and the science of healing.

Exotic Animal Industry in the U.S.

February 1, 2012

The right to own pythons, tigers, chimps and other exotic pets depends on where in the US you live. The legal US wildlife industry doesn’t get much national attention unless someone is hurt, an exotic pet gets loose or an ecosystem is...

White House Decision On Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline

January 19, 2012

The Obama administration rejects TransCanada’s application for a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline: Economic and political implications of the decision and prospects for an alternative route

Declining U.S. Bat Population (Rebroadcast)

Declining U.S. Bat Population (Rebroadcast)

December 26, 2011

More than 1 million bats have died from white-nose syndrome in the past four years. What’s causing the disease and how a declining bat population affects the environment and the U.S. economy.

Concerns Over the Endangered Tiger Population

December 12, 2011

There are fewer than 3,000 tigers left in the world: why conservation efforts are failing, and what can be done to save tigers from extinction.

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