Animals

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.

The Future of Commercial Whaling

The Future of Commercial Whaling

May 24, 2010

Many countries and environmentalists want the ban on hunting whales more strictly enforced. Whaling nations want it eased. A look at the International Whaling Commission's compromise "peace plan" and what it means to the future of the...

Marion Nestle & Malden Nesheim: "Feed Your Pet Right"

Marion Nestle & Malden Nesheim: "Feed Your Pet Right"

May 12, 2010

A behind-the-scenes look at America's seventeen-billion-dollar pet food industry and what you need to know about the nutritional needs of your dog or cat.

Sy Montgomery:  "Birdology"

Sy Montgomery: "Birdology"

April 14, 2010

A naturalist on her adventures with hummingbirds, hawks and other feathered creatures. Why birds are far stranger, more wondrous – and more like us than we imagine.

 Patricia McConnell: "The Puppy Primer"

Patricia McConnell: "The Puppy Primer"

March 22, 2010

An animal behaviorist talks about training puppies and the special relationship between kids and dogs.

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