Science | Nation | Flora and Fauna

To Put You At Ease With Creepy-Crawlies, Entomologists Face Your Fears

NPR | March 27, 2017 6:35 a.m.

Nancy Miorelli posts photos of insects on her face on social media in hopes that the images will help normalize insects.

Nation | Flora and Fauna

NPR News Nuggets: Butter Aficionados, Iguana Interference & 12 Flight Tips

NPR | March 25, 2017 7:04 a.m.

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

Business | Nation | Flora and Fauna | Food | Health | Science

The U.S. Can't Really Know If Farmers Are Cutting Back On Antibiotics, GAO Says

NPR | March 24, 2017 5:09 a.m.

New FDA rules limit how farmers can give antibiotics to animals raised for meat. But a Government Accountability Office report says the FDA doesn't collect the data to know if that policy is working.

World | Flora and Fauna

This Parrot Has An 'Infectious Laugh,' Scientists Say

NPR | March 23, 2017 2:56 a.m.

The researchers say that when the highly intelligent kea parrots hear a call associated with play, they start playful tussling, aerial acrobatics, or throwing objects into the air.

News | Flora and Fauna | Environment | NW Life | Fish & Wildlife

Accelerated Restoration Coming To Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

East Oregonian | March 22, 2017 2:15 p.m.

The U.S. Forest Service has approved a massive proposal to treat more than 100,000 acres on the Wallowa Valley Ranger District north of Enterprise.

Science | Flora and Fauna

How One Of The World's Toughest Creatures Can Bring Itself Back To Life

NPR | March 22, 2017 9:10 a.m.

The tardigrade, a strange animal smaller than a grain of sand and with hooks for feet, can survive in a dried-up state for a decade. Its secret might help improve how drugs are shipped and stored.

Nation | Business | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Food

Why More Farmers Are Making The Switch To Grass-Fed Meat And Dairy

NPR | March 22, 2017 8:07 a.m.

Advocates of grass-grazing cattle say it's better for the environment and the animals. But there's another upside: Grass-fed meat and dairy fetch a premium that can help small farms stay viable.

World | Flora and Fauna

The Thai Turtle That Ate Hundreds Of Coins Has Died

NPR | March 21, 2017 9:40 a.m.

The green sea turtle drew international sympathy when it emerged that she had consumed nearly 1,000 coins that had been thrown into her pool. She died despite two emergency surgeries.

Technology | Nation | Flora and Fauna | Environment | World

Avian Adventures: Passion, Technology Feed The World Of Rare Bird Chasing

NPR | March 19, 2017 5:01 a.m.

For some, seeing birds is more than a pastime. It's an adventure. And although chasing rare birds is an activity so rooted in nature, technology is playing a key role.

Health | Flora and Fauna | World

In March Mammal Madness, Our Money's On The Giant Pouched Rat

NPR | March 17, 2017 1:33 p.m.

Because what mammal can take down a rodent that sniffs out land mines as well as TB — and jumps 5 feet in the air? Surely not tonight's competitor, the maned wolf.

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