July 29, 2005

Wildlife Veterinarian: Profile

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

July 28, 2005

Bush Meat: Mandrills

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

July 27, 2005

Bush Meat: Solutions

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

July 26, 2005

Tide Pools – A Look Around

That tide pool may seem unihabited, but through the eyes of a marine biologist, a microcosm of oceanic life is revealed.

July 25, 2005

Tide Pools – Fragile Ecosystem

Mussels, anemones and other residents of the intertidal zone may seem hardy, but they’re sensitive to human disturbances.

July 22, 2005

Bush Meat: Forestry

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

July 21, 2005

Bush Meat: Intro

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

July 20, 2005

Methane: From Cows

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

July 19, 2005

Wolves and Moose – Antlers

They’re the largest antlered animal in the world and a lot faster that you’d expect them to be.

July 18, 2005

Wolves and Moose – Mutual Control

On Isle Royale in Lake Superior, wolves and moose lead an interdependent existence.

July 15, 2005

Hydropower: Learning from Beavers

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

July 14, 2005

Hydropower: Challenged

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

July 13, 2005

CROWS: Uncommonly Cooperative

Come nesting season, families of crows do something relatively few other species of birds do – raise their young cooperatively.

July 12, 2005

Synthetic Fragrances- Potential Danger

Could chemicals found in synthetic fragrances compromise an organism’s ability to defend itself from toxic substances?

July 11, 2005

Synthetic Fragrances -More Than Just a Pretty Smell?

Artificial fragrances are finding their way into marine ecosystems.

July 8, 2005

Particle Physics: Antimatter

In the particle accelerator at Cornell University, they’re simulating the creation of the universe on a very small scale.

July 7, 2005

Particle Physics: Smallest

With the help of a particle accelerator, scientists are hoping to learn about the creation of the universe.

July 6, 2005

Particle Physics

What is the smallest unit of matter making up our world? Thanks to particle physics, the answer to that question keeps getting smaller and smaller.

July 5, 2005

Snow Biology – Food Web

Banks of melting snow are a host to a variety of interdependent creatures.

July 4, 2005

Snow Biology – Acid Snow

In the Adirondacks, summer snow banks are often acidic – the legacy of burning fossil fuels – and it can have a devastating effect on the environment.

July 1, 2005

Mongolia – Naadam

An 800 year old festival continues from its origin as a “boot camp.”