Tag: endangered

  • Plan for the Worst and Let a Bear in Your House

    Entire teams of people spend their days imagining what might happen in a crisis to ensure we can be better prepared for when the worst really does happen. Jeff and Anthony discuss their methodology and try to decide if it is a job they could do. Then, it turns out, in the case of endangered predators, the problem isn't the wild bear wandering through town, it's the humans not knowing what to do. And one study suggests we should all just adapt to letting bears into our lives - for at least 14 years. Anthony and Jeff examine this notion, and try to figure out if it worth it to make room for the grizzlies. [more]

  • Some Snail a Prey

    Conservationists have been sounding the alarm over invasive species for years, warning of the damage they can cause to habitats and native animals. But in Florida, an invasive snail might be helping an endangered bird species come back from the brink. The Snail Kite, an endangered species of bird that feeds on snails, responded to an invasive species by evolving quickly. Jeff and Anthony swoop in to chew on this tasty story. [more]

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