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2011-07-25 10:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines will expand its presence in South Florida when it adds new service between Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles (LAX) as well as increase its service to Chicago O'Hare and Dallas/Fort Worth, further demonstrating its commitment to offer the broadest service levels possible to and from its cornerstone cities. Daily departures from Fort Lauderdale will increase by 30 percent to 17 flights next winter. On Nov. 17, American will...

2011-03-29 13:17:18

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have issued a stark warning about the future of the Irish hare and the threat it faces from the European "Ëœbrown' hare, which has set up home in Mid-Ulster and West Tyrone. Dr Neil Reid from Quercus (Queen's University's Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science), said: "In March 2011, the Northern Ireland Assembly voted to outlaw hare coursing in Northern Ireland to protect the future of the Irish hare. But our native hare remains...

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2011-03-07 10:50:00

Humans share 98.7 percent of our DNA with chimpanzees, but we share one important similarity with one species of chimp, the common chimpanzee, that we don't share with the other, the bonobo. That similarity is violence. While humans and the common chimpanzee wage war and kill each other, bonobos do not. "There has never been a recorded case in captivity or in the wild of a bonobo killing another bonobo," notes anthropologist Brian Hare. Hare is an assistant professor in evolutionary...

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2010-06-29 09:40:00

Research from Queen's University Belfast has revealed the 20th century decline in the Irish hare population is almost certainly associated with changes in farming practices. The Stormont Assembly voted to ban hare coursing in Northern Ireland last Tuesday (June 22nd), but a recent study, funded by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and published in the international journal Biological Conservation, suggests hares may join the ranks of other farmland species, such as the Corncrake,...

2010-02-24 12:08:48

Irish hares are eighteen times more abundant in areas managed by the Irish Coursing Club (ICC) than at similar sites in the wider countryside a recent study by Queen's University Belfast has shown. There are approximately 76 local coursing clubs distributed throughout Ireland and each is associated with a number of discrete localities, known colloquially as 'hare preserves'. These are managed favorably for hares including predator control, prohibition of other forms of hunting such as...

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2009-07-23 06:31:29

According to federal wildlife officials, the white-sided jackrabbit is down to an estimated population of 150 in the United States, and should possibly be protected under the Endangered Species Act. The biggest threat to the rabbit is changes in its habitat.  Droughts, grazing, and the suppression of wildfires in the Chihuahuan grasslands of New Mexico, the animal's natural habitat, have led to the dwindling population. Wildfires help revitalize grasslands, which the jackrabbit depends...

2009-07-01 08:55:47

Charles Darwin and his contemporaries postulated that food consumption in birds and mammals was limited by resource levels, that is, animals would eat as much as they could while food was plentiful and produce as many offspring as this would allow them to. However, recent research has shown that, even when food is abundant, energy intake reaches a limit, even in animals with high nutrient demands, such as lactating females. Scientists at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology in Vienna...

2009-05-12 09:00:00

MILTON, Mass., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In this economy, in order to survive and succeed, many firms are being forced to be more creative. To provide greater visibility in the community and bolster its business, Jackrabbit Design, a Milton-based strategic marketing design firm that provides its clients with innovative branding strategies, recently purchased a rundown building in East Milton Square and created their new headquarters. The company decided to transform a building that neighbors had...


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Alaskan Hare, Lepus othus
2014-05-19 10:40:26

The Alaskan hare (Lepus othus), or the tundra hare, can be found on the Alaskan Peninsula and in western areas of Alaska. This species prefers to reside in rocky areas in their tundra habitat, resting in open areas rather than in burrows. It is most closely related to the mountain hare and the Arctic hare. Members of this species reach an average weight between 1.6 and 2.2 feet, with hind feet that reach a length of 7.9 inches. The hind feet are thought to help the hares move quickly and...

Chinese Hare, Lepus sinensis
2014-04-25 10:15:41

The Chinese hare (Lepus sinensis) is a species of hare that can be found in Vietnam, China, and Taiwan. Its range includes the Chinese provinces of Anhui, Hunan, and Zhejiang. This species was first described in 1832 by John Edward Gray and was once thought to hold a subspecies known as the Korean hare, but this was later found to be a distinct species. The Chinese hare reaches an average body length between 16 and 30 inches and a weight of up to 4.3 pounds, with females growing...

Marsh Rabbit, Sylvilagus palustris
2012-05-03 12:23:42

The marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris), is found in the coastal and marsh covered regions of the eastern and southern United States. It is sometimes called the marsh hare. This rabbit has three subspecies, and the range for them is small. The Carolina marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris palustris) inhabits mainland areas. The Florida marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris paludicola) inhabits the peninsula regions of Florida, but is not found along a northern area of the Miami coast. Only found...

White-sided Jackrabbit, Lepus callotis
2012-04-27 08:34:55

The white-sided jackrabbit (Lepus callotis) has a limited range extending from northwestern and central Mexico to southern New Mexico in the United States. This rabbit is also called the Mexican Hare. There are two subspecies of the white-sided jackrabbit. It prefers a habitat at high elevations, living in open plains and on plateaus.  This rabbit will not live where there are mountains or hills, and will also avoid areas where trees and shrubs are dominate. The body length of this rabbit...

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2007-01-19 12:44:27

The Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) is a close relative of the Eurasian Lynx. The Canada Lynx is more similar to the Bobcat than to the Eurasian Lynx. This cat is found in northern forests across almost all of Canada and Alaska. In addition there are large lynx populations in Montana, Idaho and Washington. The Canada Lynx is rare in Utah, Minnesota, and New England. Reintroduction efforts in Colorado have been ongoing since 1999, with the first wild-born kittens confirmed in 2003. There...

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