World | Flora and Fauna

Single White (Rhino) Male Defies Age Stereotypes, Joins Tinder

NPR | April 26, 2017 1:57 p.m.

Sudan has tender eyes, a craggy snout — and not long left to save his subspecies. So, a conservancy posted a Tinder profile for the elderly northern white rhino to raise money for fertility research.

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Mexico Can Seek Millions From U.S. In Dolphin-Safe Tuna Dispute, WTO Says

NPR | April 26, 2017 12:11 p.m.

The World Trade Organization deems U.S. labeling rules for dolphin-safe tuna are unfairly restrictive to Mexico. It says Mexico may seek $163 million annually from the U.S. in retaliatory measures.

Science | Flora and Fauna

Recordings Reveal That Baby Humpback Whales 'Whisper' To Their Mothers

NPR | April 26, 2017 9:13 a.m.

Scientists recently tracked eight baby whales using special sound and movement recorders. The sounds the babies made turned out to be far different from the eerie songs of adult male humpbacks.

Science | Flora and Fauna

The Lowly Wax Worm May Hold The Key To Biodegrading Plastic

NPR | April 26, 2017 4:22 a.m.

More than a trillion plastic bags are used annually. They're made of a notoriously resilient kind of plastic called polyethylene – but scientists have found that wax worms are able to break them down.

Nation | Flora and Fauna

Confirmed: Mountain Lion Took Pescadero, Calif., Dog While Owner Slept

NPR | April 25, 2017 6:54 p.m.

Wildlife authorities say DNA identifying the predator was found in the home, mixed with blood from the pet. The cat entered through an open door and snatched the dog from the foot of the owner's bed.

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What Fish Is Good For Me And The Planet? New Documentary Explores

NPR | April 24, 2017 1:55 p.m.

In order to investigate how eating fish affects our health as well as the oceans, author and fisherman Paul Greenberg spent a year eating fish every day.

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Clashes Over Grazing Land In Nigeria Threaten Nomadic Herding

NPR | April 24, 2017 1:25 p.m.

Nomadic herders who live across West Africa are having to travel further and further south for their cows to graze. Some are letting cows graze on cropland, leading to deadly conflicts with farmers.

Technology | Flora and Fauna

Dogs Are Doggos: An Internet Language Built Around Love For The Puppers

NPR | April 24, 2017 6:28 a.m.

DoggoLingo is a rising language on the Internet that's full of cutesy suffixes and onomatopoeias. It might even change the way you talk to your pet.

World | Flora and Fauna

'I Dreamed Of Africa' Author And Conservationist, Shot In Kenya

NPR | April 24, 2017 4:30 a.m.

Kuki Gallmann, the conservationist and author of the book that became a film starring Kim Basinger, was shot Sunday in Kenya. Tensions continue to boil between land owners and cattle herders there.

Animals | Environment | Flora and Fauna

Wolf Hunting Still An Option Under New Oregon Plan

OPB/EarthFix | April 21, 2017 3:59 p.m. | Klamath Falls, Oregon

Oregon’s gray wolves are once again the center of attention for state wildlife officials.

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