Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Health | Food | Flora and Fauna | Wildlife Detectives: A Special ReportKCTS9/EarthFix | May 26, 2015 7:30 p.m. | OLYMPIA, Wash.
Poachers are illegally harvesting and selling Puget Sound shellfish in back-alley deals. Detectives are on the case, trying to protect natural resources and public health.
Faux eggs made with 3-D printers are better than sculpted versions, researchers say, because it's easier to systematically vary their size, weight and other features. Next goal: 3-D fragile shells.
local | Flora and Fauna | Fish & Wildlife | News | Environment | WaterJefferson Public Radio | May 26, 2015 12:05 p.m.
The federal government has been telling Oregon for over a decade that its rules to protect threatened coastal salmon are not up to snuff. Now, the state is faced with a loss of federal dollars unless it gets with the program.
Since 2011, the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has had 16 shark attacks, seven of them fatal. It's a sharp rise from previous years, and only Australia has had more deaths during this span.
A new study suggests that canis familiaris split from wolves much earlier than the 11,000 to 16,000 years ago that was long assumed.
Big money and human health are at stake when it comes to Puget Sound's most lucrative clams and the people charged with protecting them.
Environment | Flora and Fauna | Nation | Food | ScienceNPR | May 22, 2015 2:54 p.m.
The ocean's tiniest inhabitants — including bacteria, plankton, krill — are food for most everything that swims or floats. Now, scientists have completed a count of this vast and diverse hidden world.
Health | Flora and Fauna | Nation | ScienceNPR | May 22, 2015 1:02 p.m.
Genetically, at least, not that much has changed in the billion years since you two last shared a relative. Roughly half the 500 genes yeast need for life are interchangeable with the human versions.
Avian influenza is ravaging poultry flocks across the Upper Midwest. The virus is "doing things we've never seen it do before," and understanding about transmission is very limited, a scientist says.
"It's hard to stay warm when you're surrounded by cold water but the opah has figured it out," a NOAA Fisheries biologist says.