The idea is to reduce the risk of spread of viruses through animal-human contact. Bamboo rat breeders are devastated by the loss of income. And critics say the ban has too many loopholes.
Scientists have found that dolphins learn a neat trick to trap fish by watching their close associates do it. This means that dolphins aren't just motivated to learn from their mothers.
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Scientists say accelerating deforestation and development may increase the risk of pandemic diseases. The current economic crisis may also make that trend worse if more people cut down trees for fuel.
In a growing trend, dozens of aging dams are removed from U.S. rivers every year. In Maine, this has meant the return of millions of migratory fish, plus bald eagles and other birds who eat them.
Environment | Animals | Fish & Wildlife | Science | Flora and Fauna | Forestry | NW Life | Land use | Land | History
The spotted owl changed the fate of Northwest forests in the summer of 1990. Thirty years later, what hope, if any, do biologists hold for the fate of the spotted owl?
A new study of dinosaur eggs as well as a football-sized egg from Antarctica shows how some ancient creatures relied on soft shells rather than hard ones.
They're swarming in gargantuan numbers in parts of Africa and South Asia — and posing a major threat to food supply. If you have questions about these insects, we have answers.