NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro adopted a puppy that had been abandoned during Hurricane Irma. She says rescue dogs play an important part in recovering from trauma. Meet the newest member of her family.
Flora and Fauna | Recreation | Science | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Land use | WaterKUOW/EarthFix | Sept. 21, 2017 11:43 a.m. | Morton, Washington
The Forest Service has given a Canadian company permission to explore for gold and copper in the shadow of Mount St. Helens.
"I immediately said, 'Oh, no, no, it can't be crustaceans.' That was my knee jerk reaction," a paleontologist said. The prehistoric snacking was likely intentional and linked to mating behaviors.
Sophia Spencer was extremely fond of bugs, especially grasshoppers. Her peers didn't always appreciate her interest. Entomologists on Twitter, on the other hand, were huge fans of her passion.
Technology allows mapping of wildlife movements with new precision — and a fresh approach to conservation — as evidenced by Where the Animal Go, released Tuesday in the U.S., says Barbara J. King.
North America's largest amphibian, the Hellbender salamander, is in trouble. They are endangered in several states. A team in Ohio is trying to save them before it's too late.
Snow leopards are no longer on the verge of extinction, a new assessment found. However, the situation is looking dire for five species of ash trees, now listed as "Critically Endangered."
A neurobiologist noticed something strange whenever he tried to fish out electric eels in his lab using a net with a metal rim and handle. So he decided to roll up his sleeves and investigate.
Flora and Fauna | Science | Food | Pacific Ocean | Environment | WaterKCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 14, 2017 1:40 p.m. | Seattle
Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh fish in the ocean. But how many of those plastics are ending up in our seafood, and where are they coming from?
Nation | Flora and Fauna | Health | ScienceNPR | Sept. 13, 2017 12:53 p.m.
Adorable fuzzy puppies aren't usually thought of as disease vectors. But they come with germs, too. It's not clear how pet-store puppies caused dozens of humans to get sick with Campylobacter.