Oregon Truffle Hunters Persist Despite New Regulations

OPB |Jan. 31, 2015 3:25 p.m.

Foragers say some of the best soil in Oregon belongs to private timber companies that no longer permit truffle hunting. 

Jeremy The Koala, Rescued From Australian Brush Fire, Goes Home

NPR |Jan. 30, 2015 1:31 p.m.

The animal had suffered burns to his paws in the blaze that swept through the Adelaide area earlier this month. After a full recovery, he has been released back into the wild.

Scientists, General Public Have Divergent Views On Science, Report Says

NPR |Jan. 29, 2015 3:20 p.m.

A Pew Research Center study shows that the two groups disagree most strongly on the safety of GM foods, the use of animals in research, climate change and human evolution.

Rare Fox Takes A Walk In The Park, And Yosemite Staff Cheer

NPR |Jan. 29, 2015 6 a.m.

It's been nearly 100 years since a sighting of a Sierra Nevada red fox was documented in Yosemite National Park, according to park staff.

Oregon’s Wolves Reach Recovery Milestone

OPB |Jan. 28, 2015 3:03 p.m.

Wolves in the eastern third of Oregon have reached a key milestone in the state’s recovery program.

Tiger Skins And Rhino Horns: Can A Trade Deal Halt The Trafficking?

NPR |Jan. 28, 2015 12:36 p.m.

A proposed U.S.-Asia trade pact calls for incorporating the issue wildlife trafficking. The goal is to slow the poaching of endangered animals such as elephants, tigers and rhinos.

Oregon Wolf Population Meets Level To Consider Delisting

AP |Jan. 27, 2015 4:14 p.m.

Wolves in Oregon have hit the threshold for consideration of taking them off the state endangered species list.

On The Ant Highway, There's Never A Backup

NPR |Jan. 27, 2015 9:14 a.m.

A team of Indian physicists has made a mathematical model that purports to explain why ants don't have traffic jams. NPR's Joe Palca explains as part of his series, Joe's Big Idea.

Chipotle's Pulled Pork Highlights Debate Over Sow Welfare

NPR |Jan. 25, 2015 1:47 p.m.

Wondering why your local Chipotle is no longer serving pork? It's because a big supplier was housing pigs in confined quarters. But there's debate about whether that's really worse for the animals.

Finding Crime Clues In What Insects Had For Dinner

NPR |Jan. 23, 2015 2:41 p.m.

Forensic scientists can find crime-solving evidence in the tiniest details, such as the insects that arrive at the scene to feed on the decomposing corpse.

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