April 30, 2001

Wildlife Veterinarian: Profile

William Karesh is a wildlife field veterinarian . His patients range from anacondas in Venezuela to elephants in Central Africa.

April 27, 2001

Listener Initiative

Our listeners are invited to share their seasonal observances on our new toll-free number, 1-877-PULSE99.

April 26, 2001

Methane: From Cows

Cow manure is now being used as a source for electricity.

April 25, 2001

Hydropower: Learning from Beavers

Beaver dams have inspired scientists to rethink their approach to hydropower.

April 24, 2001

Hydropower: Challenged

With both humans and fish being adversely effected by conventional dams, a scientist has taken a fresh look at hydropower design.

April 23, 2001

Bush Meat: Mandrills

The mandrill is just one of the species that is put at risk by the “bush meat” trade.

April 20, 2001

Bush Meat: Solutions

Cooperation from logging companies can help prevent professional hunters from harvesting forest wildlife.

April 19, 2001

Bush Meat: Forestry

The progression of logging and road-building within tropical forests has contributed to the harvesting of animals for human consumption.

April 18, 2001

Bush Meat: Intro

Due to the trade of wild animal meat, much of the fauna in the world’s forests are being wiped out.

April 17, 2001

Table Tennis: Speed Glue

Twenty years ago, the sport of table tennis was changed forever – thanks to the chemistry of glue.

April 16, 2001

Table Tennis: Intro

Table tennis is not just a recreational activity, but an intense competition played at lightning speed. Officials are pondering how might they slow the game down?

April 13, 2001

Carpenter Bees: Sneaky

Some female carpenter bees engage in artifice and deception.

April 12, 2001

Carpenter Bees: Social

Carpenter bees are among the more solitary bees, sometimes living one to a nest.

April 11, 2001

Carpenter Bees: Nest

Bees are resourceful multi-talented insects, and some are skilled carpenters.

April 10, 2001

Fossils & Myths: Ancient Paleontology

There is a new theory that thousands of years ago, the Greeks were analyzing remains of ancient animals, and creating myths about them.

April 9, 2001

Fossils & Myths: Intro

There is now evidence that creatures in Greek mythology were not entirely mythical.

April 6, 2001

Cueva De Villa Luz: Extreme Cave

There is a cave in southeastern Mexico whose thriving ecosystem is based on bacteria which live on sulfur.

April 5, 2001

Cueva De Villa Luz: Ecology

If the rotten egg smell of the Hydrogen Sulfide gas doesn’t get to you, then maybe the bats, spiders, or the dripping sulfuric acid will.

April 4, 2001

Cueva De Villa Luz

Every Spring in Mexico’s Cueva de Villa Luz, descendants of Zoque and Mayan Indians hold a rather remarkable ceremony.

April 3, 2001

American Toads: Cross the Road

Why did the toad cross the road? Turns out he had a very compelling reason.

April 2, 2001

American Toads: Birdlike Trill

They may not be as visible or as pretty as Robins, but American Toads produce some of the most melodious sounds of Spring.