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2009-07-08 14:52:27

A 700-mile security wall under construction along the United States' border with Mexico could significantly alter the movement and "connectivity" of wildlife, biologists say, and the animals' potential isolation is a threat to populations of some species.However, technology and alterations to the design could dramatically improve the potential for animals to move more freely between the two countries, the scientists added.Results of their study are being published in the journal Conservation...

2009-04-18 06:42:35

A group of Con Edison workers in New York City discovered that a battery-powered owl scared monk parakeets away from electrical equipment for months. The owl, bought at a garden shop, was mounted on a 24,000-volt feeder reclosure in the Whitestone neighborhood in Queens, where nesting parakeets had started several costly fires, The New York Times reported Friday. Nicknamed Hootie, the plastic owl sat there turning its head and hooting, designed to deceive gulls, pigeons or parakeets that it...

2008-12-10 22:51:22

An animal protection officer and the fire brigade called out to rescue an owl in Rayleigh, England, only to learn the owl was a fake. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said an officer was sent to the scene after a mailman reported seeing an owl on a telephone pole that hadn't moved for days, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday. The officer observed the owl for hours and eventually called the fire brigade to mount a rescue. It was not until firefighters were preparing to...

2008-12-05 07:00:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Family-owned Kendall-Jackson Winery today announced a limited "green" holiday gift that offers an opportunity to adopt a wooden barn owl nesting box located on Kendall-Jackson'sHawkeye Mountain. The gift package includes wines made from grapes grown in the same vineyards the barn owls guard. Kendall-Jackson partnered with Marin-based non-profit Hungry Owl Project (hungryowl.org) to craft 100 boxes made from recycled and donated materials....

2008-10-06 15:00:17

BELFAST - Noted local bird authority Seth Benz will present "Embodied Silence: An Evening About Owls" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Belfast Free Library. Benz will explore some of what is known about owls living in the region, the myth and mystery surrounding them, their beauty, habits and habitats. He also will discuss the human association with owls, reaching back to the dawn of history and how, through owls, humankind has sought a more perfect sensory awareness of the world....

2008-09-23 09:00:40

* What: Brew at the Zoo, held Sept. 5 at the Denver Zoo. * Benefited: Around 3,000 people raised $85,000 at the sold-out event for the Red Apple Fund for Lifelong Learning, a scholarship fund that ensures access to zoo education programs for children and families, no matter what their economic status. * Libations and eats: More than 40 restaurants and breweries served food and beer for the crowd. More than 70 brews were on tap. * That's entertainment: Angie Stevens and the Beautiful...

2008-09-16 12:00:25

By Bill Blankenship By Bill Blankenship THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Entertainment-seekers could drop a lot of cash in the next several days as tickets go on sale to six Topeka Performing Arts Center performances and one at the Kansas Expocentre. First on sale -- at 10 a.m. Friday -- will be tickets to Stomp, the nontraditional dance revue in which performers combine acrobatic dance moves with props that include garbage cans, cigarette lighters, brooms, even kitchen sinks. Shows will be at 8...

2008-07-08 18:00:17

By John Dodge, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Jul. 8--The state Forest Practices Board threw its unanimous support Monday behind a group made up primarily of timber industry officials and conservationists to work on spotted owl habitat protection on private forestlands. On a 10-0 vote, the board signaled a new approach to a controversial issue it's been wrestling with little success for years. "This is a breath of fresh air to see the timber industry and the conservation caucus come...

2008-07-06 09:00:14

:: ANIMAL WELFARE A former falconry centre that supplied owls for a Harry Potter film is being investigated by the RSPCA after concerns were raised about the welfare of the birds kept there. Officers from the animal charity removed several birds, thought to include owls and Harris hawks, from Old Park Farm in Eastmoor, Wakefield. In 2005, nine eagle owls kept at the site were signed up by Warner Brothers for the film 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'. It is not thought that any of the...

2008-07-04 12:00:15

By The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 4--BONNERS FERRY -- A thinning project to improve the vigor of old-growth trees on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest can continue after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reversed an earlier court decision halting the work. The project calls for selective logging on nearly 4,000 acres northeast of Bonners Ferry to remove young trees growing underneath large, old trees. In 2003, the Forest Service proposed three timber sales...