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2011-08-31 06:00:00

Along With Pet Connections, Shelter Offers No-Cost Spay/Neuter Day For Owned, Outdoor Cats POMONA, Calif., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. has partnered with Pet Connections Inc. to host The Big Meow during the month of September, a no-cost spay and neuter program for owned, outdoor cats, enabling responsible pet owners to be a part of an unprecedented event to reduce cat overpopulation in their community and free of charge. Known as...

2011-08-19 11:42:00

POMONA, Calif., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent partnership of the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. between Pet Connections Inc. proves successful with August 17, 2011, launch of The Big Meow, a no-cost spay and neuter program. This program was offered to the community as a start to finding a solution for cat overpopulation. Yesterday, 151 cats were spayed and neutered at the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A, exceeding their expectations for The...

2011-08-01 09:00:00

POMONA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. has partnered with Pet Connections Inc. to be among the first animal shelters in the nation to host The Big Meow on August 17, a no-cost spay and neuter day for owned, outdoor cats, enabling responsible pet owners to be a part of an unprecedented program to reduce cat overpopulation in their community and free of charge. Known as the "Home Away From Home" for countless animals in the Inland Empire,...

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2011-06-08 12:25:00

California scientists said on Tuesday that they found four new viruses in healthy honey bee colonies. This finding could help solve the mystery of mass bee die-offs in some parts of the world. Understanding the 27 unique honey bee viruses and how they circulate in healthy populations could offer scientists a baseline for further study. "You can't begin to understand colony die-off without understanding what normal is," senior author Joe DeRisi, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at...

2011-06-02 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two popular caves within the Forbes State Forest, Coon Cave in Westmoreland County and Barton Cave in Fayette County, will soon be reopened to the public for recreational caving, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced today. A third cave, Lemon Hole in Westmoreland County, will remain closed. Beginning in the summer of 2006, the caves were gated from the beginning of October until the end of May due to...

2011-04-25 16:40:38

Amphibian declines around the world have forced many species to the brink of extinction, are much more complex than realized and have multiple causes that are still not fully understood, researchers conclude in a new report. The search for a single causative factor is often missing the larger picture, they said, and approaches to address the crisis may fail if they don't consider the totality of causes "“ or could even make things worse. No one issue can explain all of the population...

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2011-04-01 06:40:00

The deaths of insect-eating bats in North America could have serious economic impacts on the United States, costing the agriculture industry some as much as $53 billion a year, according to a new analysis by U.S. and South African researchers published in the journal Science. A fungal disease called white nose syndrome, combined with a growing number of wind turbines, which can ensnare the bats, have killed off more than one million bats in North America since 2006. The deaths eliminate a...

2011-03-24 13:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the completion of release of 2010 Census local-level data to all states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, the U.S. Census Bureau today released a detailed brief on the population distribution of the nation and population change since 2000. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) In this first in a series of 2010 Census briefs, Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010, the...

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2011-02-15 07:00:00

Culling will not stop the spread of a deadly fungus that is threatening to wipe out hibernating bats in North America, according to a new mathematical model. White-nose syndrome, which is estimated to have killed over a million bats in a three year period, is probably caused by a newly discovered cold-adapted fungus, Geomyces destructans. The new model examines how WNS is passed from bat to bat and concludes that culling would not work because of the complexity of bat life history and because...

2011-02-03 17:41:30

Scientists suggest a roadmap to tackle disease which has killed over 1 million bats Conservationists across the United States are racing to discover a solution to White-Nose Syndrome, a disease that is threatening to wipe out bat species across North America. A review published in Conservation Biology reveals that although WNS has already killed one million bats, there are critical knowledge gaps preventing researchers from combating the disease. WNS is a fatal disease that targets...