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What Fish Is Good For Me And The Planet? New Documentary Explores

NPR | April 24, 2017 1:55 p.m.

In order to investigate how eating fish affects our health as well as the oceans, author and fisherman Paul Greenberg spent a year eating fish every day.

World | Health | Flora and Fauna | Environment

Clashes Over Grazing Land In Nigeria Threaten Nomadic Herding

NPR | April 24, 2017 1:25 p.m.

Nomadic herders who live across West Africa are having to travel further and further south for their cows to graze. Some are letting cows graze on cropland, leading to deadly conflicts with farmers.

Flora and Fauna | Technology

Dogs Are Doggos: An Internet Language Built Around Love For The Puppers

NPR | April 24, 2017 6:28 a.m.

DoggoLingo is a rising language on the Internet that's full of cutesy suffixes and onomatopoeias. It might even change the way you talk to your pet.

World | Flora and Fauna

'I Dreamed Of Africa' Author And Conservationist, Shot In Kenya

NPR | April 24, 2017 4:30 a.m.

Kuki Gallmann, the conservationist and author of the book that became a film starring Kim Basinger, was shot Sunday in Kenya. Tensions continue to boil between land owners and cattle herders there.

Animals | Flora and Fauna | Environment

Wolf Hunting Still An Option Under New Oregon Plan

OPB/EarthFix | April 21, 2017 3:59 p.m. | Klamath Falls, Oregon

Oregon’s gray wolves are once again the center of attention for state wildlife officials.

Nation | Flora and Fauna

SeaWorld Welcomes Its Last Orca Born In Captivity

NPR | April 20, 2017 3:43 p.m.

The orca Takara gave birth to a calf Wednesday at the SeaWorld park in San Antonio, Texas. SeaWorld announced last year that it was ending its breeding program.

Science | Flora and Fauna

Researchers Find Yet Another Reason Why Naked Mole-Rats Are Just Weird

NPR | April 20, 2017 3:20 p.m.

The hairless, ground-dwelling, cold-blooded rodents have proven capable of surviving total oxygen deprivation. Their odd biology allows them to run on an alternative fuel.

Nation | Science | Health | Flora and Fauna

Human Umbilical Cord Blood Helps Aging Mice Remember, Study Finds

NPR | April 19, 2017 4:57 p.m.

Researchers found a protein in human umbilical cord plasma improved learning and memory in older mice, but there's no indication it would work in people.

World | Flora and Fauna | Environment

Wildlife Groups Want Giraffes Added To Endangered Species List

NPR | April 19, 2017 1:55 p.m.

The global giraffe population has dropped sharply in recent decades, prompting calls to protect the species from habitat loss, illegal hunting and trophy seekers.

Nation | Science | Flora and Fauna | Environment

In The Rockies, Climate Change Spells Trouble For Cutthroat Trout

NPR | April 18, 2017 6:39 a.m.

Native cutthroat trout, an iconic part of the mountain West, thrive in cold streams. But warmer weather has allowed invaders to move in — and it's killing off the cutthroats.