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To Shrink Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Releasing 20 Million Mosquitoes

NPR | July 21, 2017 1:51 p.m.

Scientists plan to release millions of sterile, male bacteria-infected mosquitoes in California, to breed with wild females. They're hoping for a "steep decline" in the species that carries Zika.

World | Flora and Fauna | News

Xanda, Son Of Cecil The Lion, Also Killed

NPR | July 21, 2017 11:34 a.m.

A trophy hunter shot and killed the six-year-old lion near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, near where his father was killed two years ago.

Science | Health | Environment | Flora and Fauna | World

Is It A Good Idea To Pay Villagers Not To Chop Down Trees?

NPR | July 20, 2017 1:30 p.m.

Governments dole out millions each year. Researchers debate whether the payouts actually work. A new study from Uganda offers some answers.

Nation | Flora and Fauna

WATCH: Security Camera Footage Reveals Rogue Goat At Colorado Office

NPR | July 19, 2017 1:23 p.m.

It's worth noting that the goat seems to have no interest in actually entering the office belonging to the polyurethane manufacturer. But it did brazenly destroy two of the office doors.

Nation | Flora and Fauna

Long Island Dog Rescues Baby Deer From Water

NPR | July 18, 2017 1:08 p.m.

Amidst the lapping waves, a baby deer was in over its head. Then an English golden retriever came to the rescue.

Science | Flora and Fauna

New Research Suggests Why Mid-Sized Animals Are The Fastest

NPR | July 17, 2017 9:30 p.m.

New research suggests the biggest animals run out of fuel for their fast-twitch muscles before they reach the maximum speed their bodies could achieve. Animals like cheetahs are born to run fast.

Nation | World | Flora and Fauna | Science

NOAA Halts Whale Disentanglement Efforts After Rescuer Dies

NPR | July 14, 2017 12:17 p.m.

Boat captain Joe Howlett died on Monday after freeing a right whale that was tangled fishing gear in Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Science | Flora and Fauna | World

Ravens Surprise Scientists By Showing They Can Plan

NPR | July 14, 2017 5:58 a.m.

As recently as 10 years ago, humans were thought to be the only species with the ability to plan. Turns out ravens can too, on a par with great apes.

Communities | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Flora and Fauna | Land use

Oregon AG Threatens Legal Action To Protect Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

OPB/EarthFix | July 13, 2017 5:19 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says Oregon is ready to take legal action if monument designation changes.

Science | Environment | Flora and Fauna | Food

No Offense, American Bees, But Your Sperm Isn't Cutting It

NPR | July 13, 2017 6 a.m.

U.S. bees are in trouble, and one of the major threats is a deadly parasite called varroa mite. So researchers are importing sperm from European bees resistant to mites to toughen up America's stock.

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