In honor of American Eagle Day we begin with a discussion about how the bald eagle became part of the Great Seal of the United States, and how its extinction was averted. Bald eagle populations are now strong. Then, Lori continues with more fascinating facts about both bald and golden eagles. Plus, China cracks down on ivory trade.
Then, Peter is joined by Michele Colopy, Program Director of Pollinator Stewardship Council, Inc. They discuss the importance of bees and other pollinators for our food supply, and the recent court ruling rejecting the EPA’s approval of the insecticide sulfoxaflor. Plus, Peter updates us on the status of this new chemical.
We conclude with Peter and Lori discussing some hot news items, including the use of shockwave sensors to deter elephant poaching, bats have been found to harbor coronaviruses, robotic falcons being used to keep birds away from airfields and more.