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Tribe's Huckleberry Harvest Brings Fire (or Something Like It) Back to the Forest

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 21, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington

Washington's Tulalip Tribe is working with the Forest Service to recreate open patches in the forest.

Nation | Flora and Fauna | Science

Bears Can Face Summer Challenges In Roadside Zoos

NPR | Aug. 17, 2017 9:10 a.m.

Even when the Animal Welfare Act is followed, bears may not live in conditions that many would find reasonable for such large, intelligent animals to flourish, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

Environment | Flora and Fauna | World

Woolly Mammoths Are Long Gone, But The Hunt For Their Ivory Tusks Lives On

NPR | Aug. 16, 2017 4:18 a.m.

Last year China banned the sale of commercial elephant ivory. But that's led to another illicit trade — in woolly mammoth tusks — that is having a severe impact on Siberia's permafrost.

Flora and Fauna | World

British Columbia Will Ban Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunting

NPR | Aug. 15, 2017 3:17 p.m.

The policy still allows people to hunt the bears for food but blocks all hunting of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest. Environmental groups are celebrating but concerned about possible loopholes.

Agriculture | Flora and Fauna | Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | News | Animals | Land

Will The Franklin's Bumblebee Ever Be Seen Again?

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2017 8:16 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The last person who found Franklin's bumblebee in the field isn’t giving up on the bee. He still makes an annual pilgrimage to Mount Ashland in hopes it will make an appearance once again.

Business | Flora and Fauna | Nation | Economy | Food | Environment | World

Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs

NPR | Aug. 14, 2017 12:59 p.m.

A new study is adding to evidence that a popular class of pesticides can harm wild bees, like bumblebees.

Science | Environment | Flora and Fauna | World

People In Nepal Used To Think Vultures Were Bad Luck. Not Anymore

NPR | Aug. 14, 2017 8:13 a.m.

The number of vultures in South Asia has plummeted. But "restaurants" to feed rescued chicks and wild vultures are good for the birds — and for the local economy.

Nation | Flora and Fauna | Science

Success In Placing Shelter Dogs Takes More Than Temperament Tests

NPR | Aug. 11, 2017 10:21 a.m.

Blogger Alva Noë talks with a dog trainer who says the need to give shelters, handlers and adopters the resources required to keep dogs and people supported and safe is critical in the process.

Health | Flora and Fauna

The War Against 'Goat Plague'

NPR | Aug. 11, 2017 8:58 a.m.

It's a pestilence that strikes goats, sheep and other small ruminants in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. It can wipe out nearly an entire herd. Now there's a vaccine campaign to wipe the virus out.

Music | Flora and Fauna

Motorhead's Lemmy Gets A Giant Prehistoric Crocodile As A Namesake

NPR | Aug. 11, 2017 8:09 a.m.

The scientist involved in the name has an appropriately macabre favorite song from the group.

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