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April 10, 2014

 

A giant African land snail crawls on a log

Invasion Of The Giant African Land Snails

In Florida, there are invasive snails the size of rodents -- and they're wreaking havoc!

December 5, 2013

 

An underwater shot of a manatee.

Keeping Manatees Warm in the Winter

Manatees take winter refuge near power plants to stay warm; but plant closures threaten their survival.

November 22, 2013

 

Close-up of a tabby cat's face

U.S. Cats Responsible For Billions Of Bird Deaths, Study Finds

New research reveals how many birds are killed by cats each year. The numbers will alarm you!

October 23, 2013

 

A cheetah family of five lounges in the sun at the Smithsonian National Zoo

Cheetahs Cut from the Same Cloth

Though some of the oldest surviving felines, cheetahs have the genetic diversity equivalent to identical twins.

October 11, 2013

 

service dog posing for the camera

How Did Dogs Become “Man’s Best Friend?”

We've all heard the phrase "dog is man's best friend." But how did dogs get to be so friendly with humans?

September 5, 2013

 

bee on a flower

Bees And Pesticides Don’t Mix

A phenomenon called colony collapse disorder occurs when worker honeybees abruptly disappear from a beehive. Both beekeepers and scientists are worried.

August 27, 2013

 

black cat close up with green eyes

Killer Cats: Cats Kill Up To 3.7 Billion Birds Each Year

As a cat owner and cat lover I can't help but be a little defensive. And I wonder: don't other pets kills wild animals, too?

August 26, 2013

 

A pile of dirt against a white background

Revealing The Fungus Among Us

Chantrelle or portabella are fungi we think about while ordering dinner, but this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fungi.

August 19, 2013

 

penguins walking around the snow

Climate Change May Actually Help Penguins

Is it possible that some animals actually benefit from climate change?

August 15, 2013

 

fish in an aquarium

What Are “Fish Lifts?”

We've heard that there's been some success with fish ladders and elevators in places such as the Columbia River.

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