April 30, 2003

Early Spring: Harbingers

A broad range of species of plants are blooming up to 46 days earlier now than they did three decades ago. The reason, biologists say, is global climate change.

April 29, 2003

Wildlife Veterinarian: Elephant Challenge

Locating an elephant in the rainforest and sedating it for a physical examination is no easy feat.

April 28, 2003

Wildlife Veterinarian: Elephant Radio Collar

Scientists who wanted to study the migration habits of central African elephants put radio tags on them to monitor their movements.

April 25, 2003

Wildlife Veterinarian: Gorilla Exam

And you thought you were a tough patient? Find out what it’s like to treat a male gorilla.

April 24, 2003

Wildlife Veterinarian: Gorilla Health

Wildlife is susceptible to many of the same infectious diseases that afflict humans.

April 23, 2003

Wildlife Veterinarian: Profile

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

April 22, 2003

Methane: From Cows

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

April 21, 2003

Hydropower: Learning from Beavers

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

April 18, 2003

Hydropower: Challenged

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

April 17, 2003

Bush Meat: Mandrills

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

April 16, 2003

Bush Meat: Solutions

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

April 15, 2003

Bush Meat: Forestry

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

April 14, 2003

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 11, 2003

Table Tennis: Speed Glue

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

April 10, 2003

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 9, 2003

Carpenter Bees: Sneaky

Some female carpenter bees engage in artifice and deception.

April 8, 2003

Carpenter Bees: Social

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

April 7, 2003

Carpenter Bees: Nest

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

April 4, 2003

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 3, 2003

Fossils & Myths: Intro

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

April 2, 2003

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 1, 2003

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.