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Lost In The Storm, He Found A Place In My Family

NPR | Sept. 25, 2017 7:46 a.m.

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 | Water

Gold And Copper Mining In The Rainy Shadow Of A Volcano

KUOW/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.

Nation | Flora and Fauna | Entertainment | Science

Shellfish Surprise: Common 'Herbivore' Dinosaur Found To Snack On Crustaceans

NPR | Sept. 21, 2017 6:10 a.m.

"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.

Nation | Flora and Fauna | Science

Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper

NPR | Sept. 20, 2017 6:34 a.m.

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.

Flora and Fauna | Books | Science

The Science And Art Of Mapping Animal Movements

NPR | Sept. 19, 2017 11:08 a.m.

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.

Nation | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Science

VIDEO: Snot Otters Get A Second Chance In Ohio

NPR | Sept. 15, 2017 7:44 a.m.

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.

Flora and Fauna | Science | World

Good News For Snow Leopards, Bad News For Ash Trees

NPR | Sept. 14, 2017 3:59 p.m.

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."

Flora and Fauna | Science

It's Like An 'Electric-Fence Sensation,' Says Scientist Who Let An Eel Shock His Arm

NPR | Sept. 14, 2017 2:47 p.m.

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 | Water

If You're Eating Shellfish, You're Eating Plastic

KCTS9/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 | Science

Pet Store Puppies Linked To Campylobacter Outbreak In People

NPR | 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.

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