Llama toys, therapy lamas, petting zoo llamas: llamas are hot in the US, surpassing unicorns in popularity, but their relationship with South American people stretches over 7,000 years.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~8 min
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Millions of miles of fences crisscross the Earth's surface. They divide ecosystems and affect wild species in ways that often are harmful, but are virtually unstudied.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~10 min
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For the first time in the US, a ballot measure will ask voters whether to restore wolves to a place where they've been eradicated. Coloradans have strong views on both sides.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~11 min
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Being able to identify communities that are susceptible to the pandemic ahead of time would allow officials to target public health interventions to slow the spread of the infection and avoid deaths.
June 18, 2020 • ~10 min
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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some critics say livestock farms promote diseases that spread from animals to humans. An animal scientist explains how well-run farms work to keep that from happening.
May 13, 2020 • ~10 min
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Recent summers have offered a taste of things to come for Welsh farmers.
May 4, 2020 • ~6 min
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Wild ponies have lived in Britain for over 4,000 years, but they're in danger of dying out.
March 6, 2020 • ~5 min
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A new generation of ranchers is exploring sustainable ways to raise cattle, sheep and goats in California. Some are grazing herds on fire-prone lands, reducing wildfire risks and improving soils.
Jan. 28, 2020 • ~8 min
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