Animals | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Animals

RSS Feed
NPR

Building For Birds: Architects Aim For Safer Skies

The eye-catching, shiny buildings that line cityscapes can be deadly for birds. Architects are experimenting with new designs that preserve the beauty – while also preserving the birds.
NPR

Sky-High Design: How To Make A Bird-Friendly Building

Glass buildings kill millions of birds each year when the animals crash into windows. By studying how birds interact with buildings, architects and ornithologists are trying to create special features designed to keep birds alive.
NPR

A Clear And Present Danger: How Glass Kills Birds

Modern architecture loves glass. But glass also kills tens of millions of birds every year when they collide with windows. Now, researchers are trying to learn what birds can see, in an attempt to build better, more bird-friendly buildings.
NPR

New Moo-Bile App Helps Keep Cows Cool And Farmers Updated

When it's hot and humid, you probably don't want to move much and aren't very hungry. The same goes for cows; but when they don't eat, farmers lose money. Using weather data, a new app called Thermal Aid detects the threat of heat stress and offers farmers tips to keep their cows healthy.
WAMU 88.5

Sikh Community Reacts To Shooting

A gunman killed six and injured three at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin yesterday, stunning the Sikh community in the U.S. and abroad. We talk with a leader in the Washington Sikh community about the reaction among devotees of the faith.

WAMU 88.5

Tour Guide In Your Pocket: National Zoo Puts Out iPhone App

Ever feel like you weren't getting the full experience at the National Zoo? There's now an iPhone app that offers guided tours, GPS-enabled maps and live feeds of the District's most popular animals — including pandas, of course.

NPR

Bat Calls Make Eerie Comeback As Techno-Like Beats

Bats are disappearing, falling prey to a mysterious disease called white-nose syndrome. At a national park in Vermont, their mysterious sounds are celebrated in a new audio exhibit.
NPR

Bee Professionals Help Canadian In Sticky Situation

A homeowner in Varney, Ontario, recently discovered 180,000 bees nesting in her house. She realized she had a problem when honey started dripping from the ceiling, and called Saugeen Country Honey for help. Guest host Susan Stamberg speaks with the company's co-owner, beekeeper Dave Schuit about the job.

Pages