This week on The Allegheny Front, a special look at how we humans relate to wildlife. We bring you stories about the Endangered Species Act, animal migration on the southern border, and the origins of the Teddy Bear. (Photo: Larry Darling / flickr)
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Stories in this episode
- Pruitt’s Resignation Causes Rare Moment of Bipartisan Accord- Environmentalists and lawmakers from both parties welcomed the announcement, saying it was an overdue move by an official who sought to undermine the mission of the agency he headed.
- How the Teddy Bear Helped Form Our Modern View of Wildlife- Teddy Roosevelt famously refused to shoot a bear tied to a tree because he thought it was extremely unsportsman-like. In fact, that's how we got the Teddy bear. But there's more to the story.
- Could the Endangered Species Act Go Extinct?- President Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act in 1973 with broad bi-partisan support. Now, the landmark legislation is being targeted by industry, with support from the GOP. What happens next could determine the fate of hundreds of endangered species.