Latest Cosmopolitan species Stories

2007-05-21 18:34:47

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) - Cliffs and trails leading to them have been closed in eight areas around Vermont to protect nesting peregrine falcons. The areas will remain closed until Aug. 1 unless a falcon pair does not nest or they're unsuccessful at nesting, the Fish and Wildlife Department said. "The areas closed include the portions of the cliffs where the birds are nesting and the trails leading to the cliff tops or overlooks," said Doug Blodgett, a biologist with the Fish and Wildlife...

2007-03-31 09:38:52

SAN FRANCISCO -- A peregrine falcon shrieked as scientists snatched three eggs from his precarious perch beneath the Bay Bridge to save the chicks from a deadly fall or car collision when they hatch. University of California, Santa Cruz, biologist Brian Latta on Friday removed the eggs from a narrow beam about 200 feet above San Francisco Bay. "It's the most dangerous place in the world for them," said Latta. Latta moved in after the female parent left the male parent alone to defend the...

2005-10-18 22:18:45

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Keep pet cats inside, stop feeding strays, cook meat sufficiently and reconsider the way the veterinary profession and public health agencies think -- and teach -- about the zoonotic pathogen Toxoplasma gondii. Such are the recommendations of Milton M. McAllister, a professor of pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He delivered that message at 8:30 a.m., Oct. 19 (2:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday, Oct. 18) in...

2005-05-05 07:51:49

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A group of baby falcons growing up on the 33rd-floor ledge of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s downtown headquarters were banded Wednesday, a procedure that will allow scientists to track and monitor the peregrines. The banding was completed without problems in 15 minutes. "They kind of looked at us like 'what are you doing here' and they talked a bit. But they stayed in place," said Brian Swanson, a utility spokesman. The peregrines are the offspring of adult falcons...

2004-11-30 09:00:04

PROVO, Utah - The truth about cats and dogs in this city is that they aren't allowed to live in the same house. But that's about to change. Current city law allows residents to own up to two dogs or two cats at the same time - but not a dog and a cat together. After getting complaints, the City Council is expected to change the law next month. The problem was discovered when Susan Sewell and her family went to the Utah County Animal Shelter in Spanish Fork to adopt a kitten in August. The...

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