Hurst: Welcome back Carol! You’re looking tan.
Carol: Thank you! I have heard sunburns are really in this summer!
Hurst: You are definitely working it. John and I discussed plenty of animal news last week but there is still a lot to cover this week. I was fascinated by a report that came out this week stating that animals will be getting smaller over the next century.
Carol: I think I would like that! A teacup rhino sounds adorable.
Hurst: I’m not sure that is quite what they meant, but I agree. Which article was your favorite this week, as if I had to ask?
Carol: Well…you know I am follower of clean and cultured meat news, so I was interested to see the article out of St. Louis Today about the frustrated diners and restaurateurs who can’t get enough Impossible Burgers. It seems the supply isn’t keeping up with the demand.
Hurst: Are you sure you didn’t like that article only because it mention a dish called the Unicorn Burger?
Carol: Ok, you know me well. That is a good name.
Where’s the (fake) beef? Shortage of popular meatless Impossible Burger frustrates local restaurants from St. Louis Today
These high-tech seals are charting future sea level rise from PRI
Otter cafés and ‘cute pets craze’ fuel illegal trafficking in Japan and Indonesia from Mongabay
Botswana Just Lifted Its Ban on Elephant Hunting. Conservationists Are Appalled from Live Science
Study predicts shift to smaller animals over next century from Science Daily
The butterfly effect: what one species’ miraculous comeback can teach us from The Guardian
Last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies from National Geographic
Wolf-dog ‘swarms’ threaten Europe’s wolves from Science Daily
Prada to go fur-free in 2020 from CNN
Red-legged frogs successfully reintroduced to Yosemite from High Country News
Praise Song for the Unloved Animals from The New York Times
Light at night is harmful for amphibians, suggests study from Tech Explorist
Cat Who Can’t Stop Sneezing Stuck at Rescue Centre because ‘Nobody will adopt him’ from The Independent
Insects might be the key to making lab-grown meat take off from Fast Company
BRAUN: Milo, Bella? The tricky business of naming your dog from Toronto Sun
The Surprising Complexity of Animal Memories from The Atlantic
Nigerians fight to protect the world’s most trafficked mammal from National Geographic
Former pet parrots breeding and thriving in 23 U.S. states from National Geographic
Were Saber-Toothed Cat Fangs Strong Enough to Puncture Bone? from Smithsonian
Pain free, thanks to evolution from Science Daily
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