Tag: animals

  • Wildlife experts rush to rescue Australian animals after bushfire crisis | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Wildlife experts rush to rescue Australian animals after bushfire crisis

    Australia’s bushfires have devastated the country’s wildlife and habitats. Experts say the very existence of some species whose populations were already at vulnerable levels may now hang in the balance. PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports from Australia on the country’s efforts to rescue animals, why it will take so long for their ecosystems…

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  • Climate change disrupts animal cycles, massive coral casualties, how Mars’ moons formed: this week in science | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Climate change disrupts animal cycles, massive coral casualties, how Mars’ moons formed: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. I’m reminded this week of the exquisite precision of nature and the complexity of its interrelatedness. It doesn’t take an awful lot… just a few degrees here, a small shift in a current there… to upset the applecart. Climate…

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  • Animal Tracking | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Costs of the wild: how scientists measure lion behavior to learn what it takes to survive

    Catching and tagging wildlife is hard enough. But Chris Wilmers, an associate professor at UC Santa Cruz, whose lab studies wildlife ecology and global change, studies big carnivores, and he and his team want to know more than just where they are. He wants to know what it costs them to stay alive. “Moving around…

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  • The thorny ethics of hybrid animals

    One of the greatest movies of all time, Napoleon Dynamite, introduced many to the scientific concept of hybridization: Ligers, the hybrid offspring of lions and tigers, are real, though their “skills in magic” are still under investigation by top scientists. The creatures are likely only man-made creatures, since the habitats of these two big cats only overlaps…

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  • Why Cuba Is Home To A Bounty of Rare Species

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  • Fast food restaurants step up in the war against superbugs

    An annual scorecard of the industry reports much improvement in sourcing meat and poultry raised without antibiotics.

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