Latest Population ecology Stories

2009-01-23 17:33:08

A lethal condition that has been killing bats in New York for two years has spread into New Jersey and Pennsylvania, wildlife authorities said Friday. The discovery of hundreds of dead bats and the expansion of white-nose syndrome has left people with a kind of helpless feeling, Mick Valent, a zoologist with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, told the Newark Star-Ledger.

2008-10-31 09:15:00

A nasty fungus is killing hundreds of thousands of bats in the northeastern United States, scientists said Thursday.

2008-10-17 11:00:00

Catastrophic declines of frog populations have been documented for more than a decade, but until recently scientists knew little about how the loss of frogs alters the larger ecosystem.

2008-10-08 06:00:34

By Lyndsay Moss Health Correspondent PATIENTS undergoing surgery in Scotland will be able to see the death rate for the surgeon treating them after new figures were published yesterday.

2008-08-11 18:00:58

POTTSTOWN, Pa., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Diane's Discount Pet Supplies and Adoption Center announced today the opening of the Affordable Spay Neuter Clinic, located in the lower level of the retailer's Route 100 business in Pottstown, PA.

2008-07-10 06:00:16

By Candace Jarrett, Florence Morning News, S.C. Jul. 10--The Census Bureau's newly released figures show the population rate in the Pee Dee has remained stagnant since 2000 with few increases or decreases in cities and towns.

2008-07-06 21:00:10

Wildlife biologists say they are trying to learn why bats in the Northeast United States are dying of what's being called white-nose syndrome.

2007-05-02 13:24:20

The sudden disappearance of one-quarter of America's honeybees has brought out some strange ideas and downright myths.

2005-09-20 15:54:04

A summit of leading scientists have agreed to an action plan intended to save hundreds of frogs, salamanders and other amphibians facing extinction from familiar threats such as pollution and habitat destruction, as well as a little-known fungus wiping out their populations.

2005-09-20 09:17:20

International conservation groups proposed a $404 million effort Monday to preserve frogs and other amphibians whose sensitive, porous skins often make them the first indicator of when nature goes awry.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.