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8 December 2020
Public health experts are strategizing for how to combat the next pandemic by learning from what failed to prevent the most recent coronavirus pandemic. From increasing surveillance of viruses to using diagnostic tech...
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)
19 November 2019
Oregon, United States
For years, a rancher in Southern Oregon has been trying to keep a local pack of wolves from killing his livestock, and after many rounds of trial and error and collaborative efforts, a high-tech fence may be the solut...
11 November 2019
Chincoteague, Virginia, United States
While Western towns struggle with the growth of wild horse populations in the area, a small town on the coast of Virginia has established a way to maintain population size and care for the horses. Volunteers manage a ...
23 October 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Over 3000 Words
After struggling to control the rapidly growing wild horse population in the West, organizations and local governments across the region collaborate to plan adoptions, humane roundups, and other techniques to control ...
2 October 2019
Thanks to increased awareness and public pressure, Turkey has shifted from culling street animals to catching, neutering, and vaccinating them. Following social media campaigns and the work of activists, Turkey's gove...
1 October 2019
Vaccinating and sterilizing canines proves more effective in curbing rabies than culling the stray animals. In Mumbai, India, city authorities have partnered with NGOs like In Defense of Animals India (IDA India) and ...
4 June 2019
Falcon Heights, Minnesota, United States
The common carp was brought to America in the 1880s and has been considered an invasive species for over 100 years, disrupting water ecosystems wherever it goes. Researchers are trying multiple solutions to see what s...
13 May 2019
El Paso, Texas, United States
The city of El Paso, Texas has implemented a successful trap, neuter, return strategy to deal with the large numbers of feral cats in the city. The cost effective and more humane model replaced the previous euthanasia...
22 November 2018
Eagle, Colorado, United States
As tourists increasingly visit mountainous resort towns and home prices rise to accommodate these visitors, it’s hard to live on a budget, especially as a young person. One family of developer is addressing this issue...
26 October 2018
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Under 800 Words
Feeding the raccoons in Montreal’s Mount Royal Park was a tourist activity promoted by websites and supported by park vendors selling cat food. When the result was overpopulation of raccoons unafraid of people, steps ...
10 October 2018
Arroyo Beach, Puerto Rico, United States
More than 800 cats and dogs in Puerto Rico have found new homes on the U.S. mainland, thanks to Paws4Survival. The organization and other groups are working against the odds to reduce the number of stray animals on th...
10 September 2018
San Francisco, California, United States
Under 800 Words
With the population of bees dwindling, beekeepers take protecting the species seriously. Understanding how bees move throughout their lifecycle, San Francisco's Beekeeper's Association has put together a team of swarm...
9 August 2017
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
It is currently estimated that there are 2 million rats in New York City. With numbers that high, cities including Washington, D.C. and Chicago along with New York City have teams employed solely to control the rat po...
2 August 2016
Broadcast TV Programs
Racing to contain the Zika outbreak, Brazil has deployed an army of health workers to eradicate mosquitoes. But in a country where standing water abounds, giving mosquitoes endless opportunities to breed, the task is ...
15 April 2016
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States
The overpopulation of white-tailed deer is a conservation realization and an environmental disaster for the communities that harbor them. Hastings-on-Hudson, a progressive community, has opted for a humane birth contr...
8 September 2015
New York, New York, United States
New York City is home to an estimated tens of thousands of stray and feral cats, posing a problem for the city. To humanely handle this population concern, the city is using a method known as Trap-Neuter-Return (T.N.R...
19 November 2012
Colorado, United States
Over 3000 Words
After controversy over the removal wild horse populations, the Bureau of Land Management was tasked with the order of protecting wild horse populations. After years of protection, however, the wild horse population ha...
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