Now Playing:


Environment | Flora and Fauna | World

In Korean DMZ, Wildlife Thrives. Some Conservationists Worry Peace Could Disrupt It

The heavily fortified no-man's land separating North and South Korea, largely untouched by humans, has become an ecological niche for the region's flora and fauna, including endangered species.

Flora and Fauna | Health | World

Why Elephants Pose A Threat To Rohingya Refugees

One of the refugee camps in Bangladesh has had to set up what the U.N. calls a "Tusk Force" to respond when elephants enter.

Flora and Fauna | Nation

An Unusual Family Of Bald Eagles Adds 3 Eaglets

Valor I, Valor II and Starr, a trio of bald eagles in Illinois, hatched three eaglets this year. No such luck for the closely watched eagle couples of Washington, D.C.

Flora and Fauna | World

Dog Saved By Workers On Oil Rig, 135 Miles Off Thai Coast

It's not clear how the animal ended up stranded in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand. But the pup, now named Boonrod, is gaining strength and looks happy and well-fed.

Flora and Fauna | World

The Mystery Of Julian Assange's Cat

Assange was arrested yesterday after the Ecuadorian Embassy in London said he was no longer welcome. But what happened to the self-proclaimed master of "counter-purrveillance?"

Flora and Fauna | Nation | Health

23 Thoroughbred Deaths Force Santa Anita To Change. Will The Racing Industry Follow?

The fatalities have forced the horse racing industry, and the public, to take a hard look at the sport and some of the issues that have been debated for years.

Flora and Fauna | Food | World

Vegan Protesters Block Downtown Melbourne In Coordinated Action Across Australia

In Queensland, protesters arranged a deal with the owners of a slaughterhouse: The activists would unchain themselves if the owners handed over three sheep and agreed not to file a complaint.

Flora and Fauna

17-Foot Python In Florida Breaks Record, Park Officials Say

On Friday, Big Cypress National Preserve announced it had caught the largest python ever to be removed from the swamp.

Flora and Fauna | Science

Big Cities, Bright Lights And Up To 1 Billion Bird Collisions

When birds migrate, they can become attracted to and disoriented by artificial lights. The result: they end up colliding with skyscrapers and other buildings.

Flora and Fauna | Science | World

Opinion: Can Stonehenge Offer A Lesson For Brexit?

As the U.K. continues to debate over the state of Brexit, NPR's Scott Simon looks at how a new discovery at Stonehenge might offer a lesson in coming together.