Food | Environment | Flora and Fauna | Science

As Milk Production Cools In Summer, Farmers Try To Help Cows Take The Heat

From fans and misting water to creating a whole new breed of cow, farmers and researchers are fighting rising temperatures to keep the dairy industry from losing millions of dollars to "heat stress."

Flora and Fauna | World | Science

Britain's Big Butterfly Count Begins, With David Attenborough Leading The Charge

For the next three weeks, citizen volunteers in the United Kingdom will be tallying the painted ladies, peacocks and brimstones they see, to help create a nationwide count — and sooth their souls.

Nation | Flora and Fauna | Science | News

Washington, DC, Is Counting All Its Cats. It Will Take 3 Years And $1.5 Million

The nation's capital has a cat problem. And the first step toward fixing it, apparently, is to quantify it.

Business | Food | Flora and Fauna | World

French Butchers Ask For Protection After Threats From Militant Vegans

Butchers are an integral part of French life, and are known for carefully sourcing their meat. But now some are being targeted by extreme vegans who use violence to draw attention to their cause.

Animals | Land use | Land | Climate change | NW Life | Flora and Fauna | Science | Environment | local | Fish & Wildlife | News

Threatened Silverspot Butterflies Return Home To A Coastal Oregon Mountain

Silverspot butterflies were extinct on Saddle Mountain. Now they're back, but will they thrive?

Flora and Fauna | World | Science

Angered By Attack, Mob Slaughters Hundreds Of Crocodiles In Indonesia

Following the funeral of a local resident killed by a crocodile after apparently straying into a local wildlife sanctuary, the mob slaughtered nearly 300 of the reptiles.

Flora and Fauna | Energy | Environment | Agriculture | Forestry | Fish & Wildlife

Lawmakers Set Sights On Changes To Endangered Species Act

Members of the House Western Caucus announce legislation they say will "modernize" a seminal environmental law.

Health | Nation | Flora and Fauna | Science

If You Spray Your Clothes With Permethrin, Be Careful Around The Cat

Quite a few cat people went ape over our story about permethrin. How risky is the pesticide for Kitty? By minimizing their pet's exposure, cat owners can use the chemical safely, veterinarians say.

Health | Nation | Environment | Flora and Fauna | Science

To Repel Ticks, Try Spraying Your Clothes With A Pesticide That Mimics Mums

Just in time for summer hikes and outdoor play: A study finds that the ticks that often convey Lyme disease become unable to bite, and soon die after exposure to clothing treated with permethrin.

Flora and Fauna | Science

When Spiders Go Airborne, It's Electric — Literally

Many spiders ply the skies by riding "balloons" of silk. And they rely on something more than just the wind to take them high up and far away.


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