wildlife

  • WILDLIFE WINNERS AND LOSERS IN CALIFORNIA’S DEADLIEST FIRE  

    Camp Fire’s toxin runoff poses threat to prized salmon, but in general wildlife expected to benefit David Waddell Chico Sol/Ethnic Media Services Obscured by the staggering human losses in last month’s Camp Fire devastation are the potential consequences of the disaster for Butte Creek’s highly valued Chinook salmon. During...
  • Hurricane Harvey Decimates Wildlife Habitats on Texas Coast

    Mark Richardson Public News Service EAGLE LAKE, Texas – Hurricane Harvey disrupted the lives of millions of people along the Texas Gulf Coast, but also may have damaged or destroyed as many as a dozen critical wildlife habitats. The massive storm, with 120-mph winds and rainfall measured in feet,...
  • Massive Wildlife Crossing Inches Closer to Reality

    Logan Pollard California News Service  MALIBU, Calif. – The mountain lion known as “P-45” that is roaming the Los Angeles area now is in hunters’ sights over the deaths last weekend of at least 10 domestic alpacas. It’s just one example of the growing tensions between civilization and nature,...
  • How Wildlife Has Affected Chernobyl in Russia

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk The Chernobyl disaster confirmed everyone’s worst nightmares about the awesome power of nuclear reactions. When the Ukrainian reactor collapsed, the radioactive fallout profoundly contaminated the surrounding environment, affecting any living beings located within the so-called “Exclusion Zone” of 30 kilometers around the reactor’s...
  • Save the animals!

    How are scientists using DNA to conserve wildlife?

    Doug Moss and Roddy Scheer EarthTalk Traditionally, conservation biologists have relied on field observation and sample and statistical analysis to help them understand the dynamics behind species loss, but today genetics is taking on an increasingly important role in helping quantify the biodiversity around us and even save some...

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