September 13, 2012 | Science
The Black Rhinos of Namibia
In the desolate deserts of Namibia, the esteemed nature writer Rick Bass espied glints of hope in a time of ecological disaster. He writes in his new book that people in that nearly waterless land are pursuing new solutions to pressing problems, and they’re drawing inspiration from an incredible animal: the critically endangered black rhino. Bass joins Doug on Thursday to discuss what one country is doing to deal with one problem, “with a near-eternity of problems still remaining,” and what we can learn from those efforts.
Read an excerpt of Rick Bass's new book, The Black Rhinos of Namibia: Searching for Survivors in the African Desert.