Amazonian Landscaper

You need WHAT to regrow a rainforest? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Fire season in the Amazon means acres of deforestation. But there might be a way to regrow some of those trees. How? With help from a rainforest native – the tapir! This fruit-loving mammal

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Relephant Factors

Two elephants at sunset

What makes an elephant pack its trunk. . . and leave? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Elephant societies are matriarchal.  Mothers and grandmothers lead the way.  Sadly, older females are often targeted for their tusks. This leaves their family orphaned!  So what happens when poaching removes

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Safari Snaps

    Science is saving animals with… Snapchat?   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.   Studying wild animals in their natural habitat can be tough. Some animals only show up once in a while. Others only come out at night. How can scientists keep

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Animal Eavesdroppings

Are forest animals the next Bandcamp stars? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Humans have been working hard to preserve the world’s oceans, deserts and forests. But how is that working out? You COULD use satellites to track forest growth. But satellites can’t see the

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Peter Piper’s Pesticide

If you can’t stand the heat… Stay off of my grass? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The grasslands in the United States are looking a little THIN these days! Conservationists are sowing new seeds to fatten up our amber waves of grain. Unfortunately, the

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Super-Predator

Oooh — where’s that wascally wabbit?? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Hey early risers – have you noticed more animals on your morning run versus your afternoon walk? Do all the bunnies leave for afternoon tea time? Unlikely! Kaitlyn Gaynor at U-C Berkeley wanted

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Bear-ly Exercising

Need a workout buddy? How about a….polar bear?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Studies show that ice in the Arctic is rapidly melting. Since polar bears call this ice home, how will its disappearance affect them? Anthony Pagano teamed up with zoos in San

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Water Wise

They paved paradise, put up a parking lot, and then what? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. One of the many ways modern societies lose valuable drinking water is through toilets. So says environmental engineer Stanley Grant of the University of California, Irvine. He and

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