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2012-04-11 23:01:07

With 6.7 million bats already dead, scientists believe the fast-spreading disease called White-nose Syndrome could lead to the extinction of some species. Lewisburg, PA (PRWEB) April 10, 2012 More than six million bats are dead, and millions more are expected to fall victim to a disease known as White-nose Syndrome, or WNS. First identified in the northeastern United States, WNS has wiped out an estimated 95% of Pennsylvania´s bat population and is quickly spreading across the country....

Bat-killing Fungus Traveled From Europe
2012-04-11 12:44:31

A new report released Monday says a European fungus is responsible for the deaths of millions of bats in the United States and Canada. It has long been a suspicion that an invasive species was responsible for carrying the deadly fungus. This research confirms the carrier was not native to North America. European bats have not been as vulnerable to “white nose syndrome,” the name of the fungal disease responsible for the deaths of American and Canadian bats alike. According to...

2012-02-03 13:34:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The East Bay SPCA will perform up to 100 free spay and neuter surgeries for pit bulls, Chihuahuas and cats on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 to commemorate World Spay Day and Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. The annual marathon campaign promotes spay/neuter surgery as a proven, effective means of saving animals' lives. The East Bay SPCA will offer the free spay and neuter surgeries to pets belonging to low-income families living in Alameda and...

Bat Death Toll From White-nose Syndrome Keeps Climbing
2012-01-18 13:08:42

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Tuesday that the death toll for bats in North America that have suffered from White-nose Syndrome has exceeded 5.5 million. Biologists and partners of the service estimated that at least 5.7 million to 6.7 million bats have died from white-nose syndrome (WNS). The syndrome was first documented in New York in 2006, and the disease quickly spread into 16 states and four Canadian provinces. Bats with WNS have symptoms like flying around outside...

2012-01-17 16:53:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the urging of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), a federal agency Tuesday updated and greatly increased its estimate of bat mortality from white-nose syndrome (WNS), the devastating disease decimating bat populations in Vermont and across the United States. Leahy has long led efforts in the Senate Appropriations Committee for research funding to counter WNS, a wildlife crisis of unprecedented scale. In December Leahy wrote to U.S. Fish and...

2011-12-26 08:00:00

SURVEY RESULTS SHOW MAJORITY OF LEGISLATORS WILLING TO DOWNPLAY THEIR ROLE IN BATTLE AGAINST INCREASING POPULATION AND IMMIGRATION ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Negative Population Growth (NPG) President Donald Mann has called on all of America's 7,300 state legislators to step up their involvement in helping to gain control of America's soaring population numbers that threaten the social, economic and environmental future of our states and nation. Mann...

2011-12-10 02:11:01

New findings by Virginie Stevens (CNRS), Jean Clobert (CNRS), Michel Baguette (Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle) and colleagues show that interactions between dispersal and life-histories are complex, but general patterns emerge. The study was published as open access paper in the journal Ecology Letters. As dispersal plays a key role in gene flow among populations, its evolutionary dynamics under environmental changes is particularly important. The inter-dependency of...

2011-12-05 11:00:00

<font size="2" face="Arial">- Earth to Add 80 Million People This Year; the U.S., 2.8 million; California, 500,000 -</font> LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global population surged past the 7 billion mark about a month ago, garnering a fair share of media coverage and discussion. CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) wants to ensure the discussion continues and that future leaders understand the role overpopulation plays in challenges for...

2011-11-17 03:15:20

Amphibian populations are declining worldwide, and their declines far exceed those of other animal groups: more than 30% of all species are listed as threatened according to the Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Multiple factors threaten global amphibian diversity but the spatial distribution of these threats and their interactions are poorly known. A new study published in Nature with Dr. Christian Hof as lead author indicates that, worryingly, areas...

2011-09-28 11:10:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: Intercensal Population Estimates: 2000 - 2010 -- A series of annual estimates covering the 2000-2010 period, produced by modifying the estimates prepared previously for this period to reflect 2010 Census results. Reference date is July 1 for each year, plus a set of estimates with an April 1 date for 2000 and 2010. Estimates are provided for the U.S., states and...