Animals

Global Extinction Crisis & Biodiversity

Global Extinction Crisis & Biodiversity

October 28, 2010

New research documents the long term decline of the earth’s biodiversity: What species are most at risk and some conservation efforts that are making a difference.

Rehabilitating Former Fighting Dogs

Rehabilitating Former Fighting Dogs

September 27, 2010

Football star Michael Vick brought national attention to dog fighting. A discussion about the culture surrounding this type of animal cruelty, new advances in canine forensic science and the rehabilitation of abused dogs.

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail"

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail"

September 8, 2010

Honey is a global food -- part of tradition, culture and trade. But it's not all sweet: the story also involves smuggling, deforestation and climate change. One woman explains what she found out when she went around the world in pursuit...

Jennifer Arnold: "Through a Dog's Eyes"

Jennifer Arnold: "Through a Dog's Eyes"

August 18, 2010

The healing power of dogs: the founder of a service dog training organization on matching dogs to children and adults with disabilities and why all dog owners can benefit from a better understanding of how their canine companions perceive...

Environmental Outlook:  Intelligence Under the Sea

Environmental Outlook: Intelligence Under the Sea

August 3, 2010

Whales and dolphins are the animals closest to humans in their mental, social and behavioral complexity. As part of our ongoing Environmental Outlook Series, we take a look at what recent research tells us about intelligence under the sea.

The Safety of Seafood from the Gulf of Mexico

The Safety of Seafood from the Gulf of Mexico

July 1, 2010

The B-P disaster has raised concerns about possible contamination of seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. Setting safety standards for consumers and the fishing industry.

The Fate of Wildlife Caught in the BP Oil Disaster

The Fate of Wildlife Caught in the BP Oil Disaster

June 21, 2010

Tens of millions of gallons of oil have spewed into the Gulf of Mexico in the eight weeks since the BP disaster, creating an environmental catastrophe unparalleled in U.S. history. Assessing the damage to wildlife and consequences for the...

Coast Guard Admiral Thad  Allen

Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen

June 10, 2010

Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen on the nation's worst environmental disaster

Environmental Outlook: Bonobos on the Brink of Extinction

Environmental Outlook: Bonobos on the Brink of Extinction

June 1, 2010

Bonobos are a female-dominated and peaceful species of great apes. But they are on the brink of extinction in the wild. As part of our ongoing Environmental Outlook series, we examine lessons from bonobos and efforts to save them.

The Long-term Environmental Consequences of the BP Oil Disaster

The Long-term Environmental Consequences of the BP Oil Disaster

May 25, 2010

Oil from the BP disaster has entered currents that will likely carry it out into the Atlantic Ocean and possibly up the East Coast. Scientists on the long-term environmental consequences of the disaster.

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