A giant snow goose population is destroying the birds' breeding grounds in the arctic and subarctic. Largely to blame? Farmland creating a flyway cafeteria for the birds as they migrate to and from Canada.
Dangerous Jobs, Cheap Meat part 3: Federal regulators and meat companies agree more must be done to make slaughterhouses safer, and while there are signs the industry is stepping up its efforts, danger remains.
Dangerous Jobs, Cheap Meat part 2: The workers that bring us cheap meat slaughter and process hundreds of animals an hour, forced to work at high speeds in cold conditions, doing thousands of the same repetitions over and over. Their jobs often leave them with a lifetime of pain.
Dangerous Jobs, Cheat Meat part 1: When Ralph Horner was killed in a meatpacking plant in Greeley, Colorado, he became just the latest to fall victim while working in a dangerous industry. The workplace for the hundreds of thousands of people who prepare our beef, pork and poultry is a hazardous place.
Every spring farmers and ranchers intentionally burn their fields to jumpstart the natural process of renewal. But those fires can be dangerous. That’s why researchers in Nebraska are designing a new drone that starts fires, and it may help protect people and the environment.