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The Takeaway

Using Science to Resurrect Endangered Species

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

At the San Diego Zoo, researches freeze genetic material from endangered species on the brink of extinction. 

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The Takeaway

How the Fight for the Gray Wolf Was Won & Lost

Monday, November 03, 2014

The federal government’s reintroduction of the gray wolf in the 1990s was a success from a wildlife perspective, but a political disaster with lasting impact.

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Radiolab

For the Birds

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Today, a lady with a bird in her backyard upends our whole sense of what we may have to give up to keep a wild creature wild.

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The Takeaway

Survival of the Cutest for Endangered Species

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

There are all too many endangered species in the wild and precious little money devoted to conservation. So if you had to choose, how would you do it? Not surprisingly, it turns out that animals deemed cute yield bigger donations. This week, NationalGeographic.com is exploring our ideas of conservation in a series called “Last of the Last.” Christine Dell’Amore, news editor for NationalGeographic.com, discusses how we choose which animals to save.

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Radiolab

Raising Crane

Monday, December 03, 2012

In this short, costumed scientists create a carefully choreographed childhood for a flock of whooping cranes to save them from extinction. It's the ultimate feel-good story, but it also raises some troubling questions about what it takes to get a species back to being wild.

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Radiolab

Krulwich Wonders: When You're Almost Extinct, Your Price Goes Up

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

NPR

When a species gets rare, its market value rises. The higher its price, the more it's hunted. The more it's hunted, the rarer it gets. Not a happy cycle, and this keeps happening ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: Preserving the Great Apes

Thursday, April 19, 2012

On today’s first Backstory, Ofir Drori talks about his fight to protect apes from extinction, and discusses the endangered worlds in Africa—not just of animals but of people. He’s the author of The Last Great Ape: A Journey Through Africa and a Fight for the Heart of the Continent.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: Saving the Sturgeon

Thursday, January 05, 2012

The Atlantic sturgeon has been around for more than 85 million years, but years of overfishing, habitat loss, and warming ocean temperatures have pushed the species to the brink of extinction. OnEarth contributing editor Bruce Stutz talks about the efforts to save the sturgeon.

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It's A Free Country ®

New York's Last Conservative: James Buckley

Friday, December 17, 2010

WNYC
We are transforming ourselves into an administrative state, issuing more and more regulations that are throttling our freedom of action. I don’t think people recognize the extent to which the federal government has been taking over.

- James Buckley, former Conservative party New York State Senator

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Radiolab

Oops

Monday, June 28, 2010

Stories of unintended consequences -- from a psychologist who may have helped create a terrorist, to a toxic lake that spawned new life.

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