Common but Lethal Soil Fungus Becoming Resistant to Antibiotics

January 31, 2010 by  
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Aspergillus fumigatus – a common but sometimes lethal soil fungus Aspergillus fumigatus is a fungus found commonly in ordinary garden soil. When the spores of the fungus are inhaled, It can also cause disease–sometimes fatally in those with already compromised immune systems and respiratory disease such as COPD.

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Help Needed for the Animals of Haiti: Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti

January 19, 2010 by  
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As people around the world watch the unimaginable images being streamed out of Haiti, humanitarian aid is finally reaching the people that have been devastated by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck on January 12, 2010.   Food, water, medical provisions, shelter and supplies are slowly reaching those affected by the catastrophe.  Read more of this story »

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Scion Considering a Small Pickup Truck (Again)

January 19, 2010 by  
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The compact pickup truck segment of the auto market has been in a weird place lately.

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Record Number of Endangered Panthers Killed by Vehicles

January 9, 2010 by  
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According to Defenders of Wildlife , 2009 was a very bad year for the Florida panther , Puma concolor coryi . Nearly 20 percent of the Florida panther population was killed by vehicles last year. Years ago, these magnificent cats roamed free in eight states.  Today, less than 100 of the endangered panthers are believed to exist in the wild.

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Unidentified Mosquito Species Killing Livestock

January 8, 2010 by  
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A sting from an unidentified mosquito has proven to be quite deadly for livestock in Pekanbaru, Indonesia.   According to Askardiya Ribudana Patrianov , head of Riau Province’s Department of Animal Husbandry and Animal Health, “tens of livestock” have died since the attacks began in December, 2009.   Read more of this story »

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The Great Green Wall of Africa – a Solution or a Reflection of Some of Africa’s Problems?

January 8, 2010 by  
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The Great Green Wall of Africa was announced by President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal at the Copenhagen United Nations Climate Change Conference on 16 December 2009.

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Antibiotic Resistant Genes Increasing in Soil Microbes

December 31, 2009 by  
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Chemical structure of the antibiotic tetracycline–one of the four classes of antibiotics that sampled soil microbes showed increased resistance to in the 2009 Study.

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Six Contentious Animal Culls in the News in December are Small Compared to the USA’s “Herd Retirement Program”

December 27, 2009 by  
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The Fur Seal – victim of possibly the most emotive culling. A recent post on the culling of rabbits on Robin Island, prompted a quick look at news items on culling over the last month.

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Turtles Tracked Around the World

December 26, 2009 by  
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Starting on Christmas, yesterday, two sea turtles that are being tracked by scientists as they swim around the world’s oceans can also be tracked online by common, interested folks.

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Have You Ever Seen a White Alligator?

December 19, 2009 by  
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White alligators are among the rarest of the species. While they do come in two forms – albino or leucistic – it’s the leucistic alligators that are especially unique. It is estimated that among the 5 million alligators that are in the United States, only about 12 of them have these unusual genetic traits.

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