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More Than Half Of U.S. Bird Species Threatened By Climate Change

A new Audubon report shows how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American bird species by the end of the century. Bald eagles, loons and orioles are among those facing major threats.


At 60 Tons, This Dinosaur Feared Nothing

Researchers have dug up the skeleton of one of the largest animals to have ever walked the earth. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Matt Lamanna, who was part of the research team that made the discovery.

Dead Chickens, A Tiny Motor And The Story Of Alibaba

Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce company in the world. It may also save the lives of a few chickens in Northern California.

Citizen Scientists On A Mission To Find Frogs

Summer is high season for "frogging." The North American Amphibian Monitoring Project has hundreds of volunteers crisscrossing the country to get a better handle on the fate of the nation's frogs.

The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.

When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark

Networks like the Discovery Channel have been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with fake "documentaries" about everything from mermaids to mythical monster sharks.

New GoPro Camera Harness Captures Dog's-Eye View

This past week, the camera maker GoPro unveiled the Fetch harness, which allows people to attach the durable cameras to their dogs. The company was inspired by some DIY efforts at pet videography.

Making Sure Those Walking Horses Aren't Hurting Horses

Animal rights groups say Tennessee walking horses' distinctive high-stepping gait is partly the result of trainers hurting the animals. This year, a major show is testing to try and curb abuse.
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American Bison Return To National Zoo As Reminder Of Conservation Movement

In honor of its 125th anniversary, the National Zoo is once again home to the animals that sparked the conservation movement: the American Bison.

Weekend Musher Finds Dogs Keep Her Hanging On

Julia Bayly of Fort Kent, Maine, works as a reporter at the Bangor Daily News. Her passion outside of work is dog sledding. It's the latest installment in our hobby series "Alter Egos."