Animals

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.

Kennedy Warne: "Let Them Eat Shrimp:  The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea"

Kennedy Warne: "Let Them Eat Shrimp: The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea"

November 29, 2011

How shrimp farming, coastal development and natural disasters are threatening mangrove forests - one of the most important but least understood ecosystems on earth.

Declining U.S. Bat Population

November 7, 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.

Diana Reiss: "Dolphin in the Mirror"

September 15, 2011

For centuries, humans and dolphins have enjoyed a special relationship. One of the world's leading dolphin experts reveals the secrets behind their sophisticated playfulness, emotional intelligence, and ability to communicate in ways we never imagined. She talks with Diane about how the animals are mistreated and what can be done to stop it.

Patricia McConnell: "Love Has No Age Limit"

August 17, 2011

Dog expert Patricia McConnell's guide to welcoming a new dog into your home.

Environmental Outlook: Endangered Species Act

May 3, 2011

The recent budget bill included a rider removing some wolves from the Endangered Species Act. New debate over whether politics rather than science could determine an animal’s status.

Alice Walker: "The Chicken Chronicles"

Alice Walker: "The Chicken Chronicles"

May 2, 2011

Alice Walker is a renowned author, poet and activist, best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Color Purple." She discusses how raising backyard chickens turned into a journey of personal discovery.

Environmental Outlook: "Born to be Wild"

Environmental Outlook: "Born to be Wild"

April 5, 2011

The Environmental Outlook Series: The work of two women who raise orphaned elephants and orangutans – then return them to the wild. Saving endangered species one animal at a time.

U.S and East Asia

January 13, 2011

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates meets with leaders in Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul, but China's test flight on a new stealth fighter jet during his visit underscores some of the challenges: an update on U.S China relations and security issues in East Asia.

John Woestendiek:  "Dog,Inc"

John Woestendiek: "Dog,Inc"

January 5, 2011

The science, marketing, ethics and often quirky personalities involved in pet cloning: what the quest to copy man’s best friend reveals about human nature.

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