June 30, 1993

RATTLESNAKES – Endangered

Almost singlehandedly, humans threaten the survival of many species of rattlesnakes.

June 29, 1993

RATTLESNAKES – An Appreciation

Nature has given the rattlesnake unique abilities to hunt its prey.

June 28, 1993

JAPANESE BEETLES

Biological measures can be taken to control one of the scourges of summer gardens.

June 25, 1993

TICKS AND LYME’S DISEASE

A little prevention can help prevent the spread of Lyme’s Disease.

June 24, 1993

BATS – Myth and Information

Needless fears about the bat tarnish the image of this beneficial animal.

June 23, 1993

BATS – Unsung Heroes

In the rainforest, bats play a surprisingly important role.

June 22, 1993

BATS – Their Worst Enemy

Unless human intervention is controlled, the future of bats is uncertain.

June 21, 1993

BATS – Pervasive and Important

Despite a poor public image, the bat plays an important role in every ecosystem it inhabits.

June 18, 1993

GARBAGE ISLANDS – Tropical Dome

In Japan, a former garbage-island has been converted to a recreation park and arboretum.

June 17, 1993

GARBAGE ISLANDS – On Fire

Japan built artificial islands out of garbage to solve the problem of overcrowded landfills – another problem is what to do with the islands’ methane emissions.

June 16, 1993

GARBAGE ISLANDS

Japan has found a new place for its garbage – artificial islands in Tokyo Bay.

June 15, 1993

TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS – A Changing Environment

The Torres Strait Islanders are trying to hold on to their traditions, while competing for wages in a western economy.

June 14, 1993

TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS

An indigenous group is trying to re-learn its traditional culture, despite extensive contact with western society.

June 11, 1993

INSECT DETECTIVE – Gathering Clues

Insect activity on a murder victim’s body can sometimes reveal the time and place of death.

June 10, 1993

INSECT DETECTIVE

A new kind of detective looks to insects for clues.

June 9, 1993

AMAZON – Land Use Today

Can land in the Amazon be used to support local populations without being destroyed?

June 8, 1993

ANCIENT AMAZON – Using the Land

Indigenous cultures of the Amazon had sophisticated methods of using the land.

June 7, 1993

ANCIENT AMAZON – Coevolving With People

Recent archaeological evidence indicates that historically, humans have played a significant role in the shaping of the Amazon rainforest.

June 4, 1993

CFC’S – Recapture

When refrigerators are serviced, it’s now possible to recapture and recycle the CFC refrigerant.

June 3, 1993

GIRAFFES

Both graceful and ungainly, the giraffe is an animal to admire.

June 2, 1993

DEFORESTING TIBET

Tibetans have traditionally regarded their environment as sacred. Since the Chinese invasion, many of Tibet’s forests have been cut, with widespread erosion and flooding resulting.

June 1, 1993

OTTER RESCUE – Worth It?

Efforts to save otters from oil spills have come under attack.