Our Best Friends
What Influences Whether Owners Pick Up After Their Dogs?
The presence or absence of suitable receptacles for bags is not the whole picture.
How Do We Know Our Environmental Laws Are Working?
Ask a great white shark.
A Shakespeare Fan Who Loosed the Bard's Birds on America
Over 100 years ago, Eugene Schieffelin set out to introduce every bird mentioned in Shakespeare's plays to America. Today, one of those birds is causing irreparable crop damage.
Catch, Fillet, and Sell the Eggs of a Dinosaur
As beluga sturgeon populations dwindle, poachers have descended on the waters of Oklahoma, searching for the source of next-best caviar: the paddlefish. But conservation officials might have found a way to save the prehistoric-looking creatures from a steady decline—they're selling the caviar themselves.
Can Animal-Assisted Therapy Be Used to Help At-Risk Boys?
If existing behavioral programs aren’t working, can therapeutic sessions with a dog help kids who have problems at school?
When It Comes to Animal Farms, Sometimes Size Doesn’t Matter
It’s frighteningly common for those who cover food issues to assume that smaller farms are safer farms. They may be happier, but they’re not necessarily healthier, as the recent spread of a devastating disease shows.
Casualties of the Coop: Abandoned Chickens and Hens and Their Rescuers
Thousands of abandoned roosters and past-their-prime hens have landed in animal shelters across the country since urban farming took flight.
A Tale of 2 Dog Shows: Inside the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
What America’s most prestigious dog show tells us about our relationship with our canine companions.
Why Pets Should Be Included in Sociological Inquiries
A new paper argues that academics have been missing important connections.
Dolphins Are Dying, But What Does It All Mean for Us?
If an Unusual Mortality Event sounds like something out of a movie, it's not. There's one happening right now.