Animals

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.

Jonathan Balcombe: "Second Nature"

Jonathan Balcombe: "Second Nature"

March 16, 2010

Humans aren't the only beings who communicate, feel emotions and have self-awareness. Drawing on the latest research, an animal behaviorist explains why people need to change the way they treat other living creatures.

Environmental Outlook: Freshwater Fish

March 2, 2010

An environmental outlook on how hatchery fish alter the ecology of our inland waters.

Barbara King: "Being with Animals"

January 28, 2010

Americans spend billions of dollars and countless hours caring for their pets. An anthropologist explains the bond between humans and animals and its importance to our evolution.

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Wildlife Trade

January 12, 2010

The lucrative and illegal business of wildlife trafficking. An expose of the world's most notorious wildlife dealer and what's being done to fight this illicit trade.

Frans de Waal: "The Age of Empathy" (Harmony Books)

September 22, 2009

Greed is out, empathy is in, says an internationally renowned zoologist. His studies of primates are changing the scientific community's understanding of human nature and offer lessons for a kinder society.

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Jane Goodall: "Hope for Animals and Their World" (Grand Central)

September 9, 2009

Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall tells stories of animals and plants brought back from the brink of extinction, and why she believes there's hope for saving even more.

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