Federal Judges Sends Wyo. Wolves Back To Endangered Species List

NPR |Sept. 30, 2014 3:46 p.m.

Just two years after the Obama administration removed federal protections for wolves in the state of Wyoming, a federal judge has reinstated them, saying that the state's plan for managing the species was inadequate and largely unenforceable.

Are Microbes The Next Frontier?

NPR |Sept. 30, 2014 6:28 a.m.

Biologist Nathan Wolfe says the unseeable world of microbes is fertile ground for new discoveries.

Everything Dies, Right? But Does Everything Have To Die? Here's A Surprise

NPR |Sept. 27, 2014 12:05 p.m.

Meet two animals. Both are teeny. Both live in water. Both mature extra fast. But while one dies in about a week, the other — well, prepare to be amazed.

Florida's Manatees: Big, Beloved And Bitterly Contested

NPR |Sept. 26, 2014 3:39 p.m.

In one coastal community, some residents are trying to get manatees off the endangered species list. But manatee advocates say the sea cows, threatened by ecotourism, need more protection, not less.

In Alaska, An Uncommon Act Of Maternal Love

NPR |Sept. 23, 2014 2:20 p.m.

Melissa Block talks with Roy Wood, a park ranger at the Katmai National Park and Preserve in southern Alaska, about Holly, a brown bear, who has adopted a yearling cub abandoned earlier by his mother.

'Murdersquishing' Them To Death: How Little Bees Take On Enormous Hornets

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 12:28 p.m.

They are small. They are weak. They are vulnerable. But these little bees take on a humongous predator in the most ingenious way.

Killing Comes Naturally To Chimps, Scientists Say

NPR |Sept. 18, 2014 10:09 a.m.

A new study bolsters the theory that chimpanzees kill rivals as an adaptation to their natural environment and not as a result of human impact.

Dog From Philadelphia Ends Up In Oregon Shelter

NPR |Sept. 18, 2014 4:50 a.m.

The Jack Russell terrier was wearing a microchip when she was taken to the shelter in Portland. The question is how did she get there?

In Germany, A Magazine For The Dog-Tired

NPR |Sept. 16, 2014 3:57 p.m.

Germans have long had plenty of choices when it comes to magazines catering to canine lovers. But one publisher thinks the time has finally come to throw the dog haters a bone.

Statesman Journal: Oregon Wolves Move Closer To Delisting

Statesman Journal |Sept. 16, 2014 2:27 p.m.

Oregon could have enough breeding pairs of wolves in 2015 to reach a minimum threshold for delisting wolves under the state Endangered Species Act.

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