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Vaccinate Prairie Dogs to Save Ferrets

As was widely reported on social media, the U.S. is indeed going to use aerial drones to spread vaccine-laced pellets among prairie dogs to save endangered ferrets, although, contrary to some reports, no M&Ms will be involved.  

July 19, 2016 — Steve Mirsky

Wildlife Can Bear with Hunters and Hikers

A new study suggests the best predictor of wildlife abundance in public lands is not human activity, but factors like forest connectivity and nearby housing density. Jason G. Goldman reports.

July 8, 2016 — Jason G. Goldman

Farmed Trout Bred to Fatten Up Fast

An aquaculturist used selective breeding to create strains of farmed fish that fatten up fast on cheap, plentiful feeds such as soybeans and corn. Emily Schwing reports.

July 6, 2016 — Emily Schwing