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WNYC News

Extraordinary Species Living On the Edge

Friday, April 10, 2015

An exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History offers a look at the world of animals and plants with superpowers.

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WNYC News

An Easter with Kangaroos

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Standard Hotel, High Line is one of the places around New York City which offers pop-up petting zoos for the holidays. 

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The Takeaway

Are We Causing the Next Mass Extinction?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Vast changes in the ecosystem have caused five mass extinctions throughout history. The New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert argues that humans are causing the sixth.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Wild Ones: Humans and Animals

Friday, June 21, 2013

Jon Mooallem, science writer, discusses the state of conservation efforts, and our complicated relationship with the wild world.  He is the author of the new book, Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America (Penguin, 2013).

→ Event: Jon Mooallem, Black Prairie, and Wild Ones at City Winery July 29th | Info and Tickets

 

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Radiolab

Brain Fodder Vol. 1

Friday, September 28, 2012

A collection of the strange and wonderful things on the minds of Radiolab staffers this week.

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Features

Wild Boar Population on the Rise in New York

Monday, August 15, 2011

In the past five years, the population of wild boar in New York state and across the East Coast has slowly increased, leading to a spike not only in sightings but also in consumption of the swine.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

"The Last Lions"

Friday, February 18, 2011

Dereck Joubert and Beverly Joubert, talk about making the documentary “The Last Lions.” Set in Africa, it follows a lioness battling to protect her cubs against an onslaught of enemies in the wilds of Botswana. The Jouberts have been instrumental in establishing the Big Cats Initiative. The Big Cats Initiative looks for solutions to stop the declining the lion population, which has dropped from 450,000 to 20,000 in the past 50 years. It’s playing in New York at the Paris Theater and Angelika Film Center.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Kingdom Under Glass

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jay Kirk talks about Carl Akeley, the explorer and taxidermist who altered the way Americans viewed the conservation of the natural world. Kingdom Under Glass: A Tale of Obsession, Adventure, and One Man's Quest to Preserve the World's Great Animals follows the adventures of Carl Akeley, who revolutionized taxidermy and created the famed African Hall at the American Museum of Natural History, and set out to preserve Africa's great beasts in the early 20th century.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Zoo Story

Monday, November 01, 2010

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Thomas French gives an account of the secret life of a zoo and its inhabitants: both animal and human. Based on six years of research, his book Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives follows a handful of characters at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo: from an alpha chimp, to a ferocious tiger, to a brilliant but tyrannical CEO.

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The Takeaway

'Lost' Tiger Population Discovered in Himalayas

Monday, September 20, 2010

A documentary team for our partner the BBC discovered a previously unknown population of tigers living in Bhutan at a higher altitude than tigers have been known to live before. Gordon Buchanan, a member of the BBC's Natural History Unit who shot the footage of these tigers, joins the program.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Zoo Story

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Thomas French gives an account of the secret life of a zoo and its inhabitants: both animal and human. Based on six years of research, his book Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives follows a handful of characters at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo: from an alpha chimp, to a ferocious tiger, to a brilliant but tyrannical CEO.

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The Takeaway

First Pet

Thursday, November 06, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama will have a host of important decisions before him in the coming weeks. Among them - what sort of dog should he and his family choose as the new First Pet?

 

"Overwhelmingly, most feel that the new president-elect and his family should adopt a pound mutt." — Meg Frost, author of the blog Cute Overload. She's been polling her readers on the question of what dog best represents America.

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The Takeaway

Bats

Friday, October 31, 2008

Dead bats in caves all over New England share one common trait: unusually white, fuzzy noses. A new study points to a fungus as the culprit.

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The Takeaway

Biologists are using giant tortoise DNA to bring an extinct turtle back from the dead

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Down in the Galapagos, a long extinct sea turtle may be resurrected from the dead. An international team of researchers has found that a living breed of tortoise carries some of the same genes as an extinct type of turtle. Now, scientists are hatching a plan to bring the extinct Darwinian tortoise back to life.

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The Takeaway

Fishphone.org: No more fishing around for ocean-friendly dining information

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Making environmentally friendly dining decisions can be a challenging and cumbersome proposition. When it comes to responsibly choosing fish, it just got easier with the development of a phone-friendly service, Fish Phone, that advises you on the sustainability of your fish of choice.

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The Takeaway

Administration seeks to remove scientific review from Endangered Species Act

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Guest: Karla Raettig, Legislative Representative for Wildlife Conservation at the National Wildlife Federation, and Kaush Arha, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

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The Takeaway

More than just ribbiters, Nebraskan frogs make complex music

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

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The Takeaway

The plight of the honeybee

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hundreds of beekeepers, researchers and vendors are gathering in Huntington, W. Va., today for the Heartland Apiculture Society’s 7th annual bee conference. The buzz this year is the honeybee crisis. Since 2006, they have been disappearing en masse and the cause for the collapse remains unknown.

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