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2014-04-15 08:29:44

Prevalence of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Infection up 48 Percent in Cats; Lyme Disease up 21 Percent in Dogs PORTLAND, Ore., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Banfield Pet Hospital®, the world's largest veterinary practice, released its State of Pet Health(TM) 2014 Report today, revealing a staggering 48 percent increase in the prevalence of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection in cats and a 21 percent increase in the prevalence of infection with the bacterium that causes Lyme...

2014-04-07 23:29:50

Morel Habitat Kit Quadranscentennial. Gourmet Mushroom Products celebrates twenty five years of offering the Morel Habitat Kit which allows people to grow morel mushrooms in their backyard! Sebastopol, CA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Gourmet Mushroom Products (GMHP) is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Morel Habitat Kit; the original sustainable, earth friendly, morel mushroom growing kit. A quarter century ago, the Morel Habitat Kit was developed so everyone could enjoy growing morel...

2014-02-26 08:24:56

Chicago-based custom sign and plaque producer has ongoing relationship with nonprofit children's ministry in Zambia LA GRANGE, Ill., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tree of Life Children's Village, part of the Family Legacy ministry, has extended its warm appreciation to Impact Architectural Signs (http://familylegacy.com/news/thank-you-impact-signs/). For the past several years, the sign company has helped put a memorable finishing touch on each new home constructed at the...

2014-01-21 23:01:24

Yeast-based Probiotic Florastor Focuses on Health from the Inside San Bruno, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 As the number of days and weeks since New Year's Day increases, the number of those committed to their New Year's resolutions takes a dive. The reality is, 45 percent of Americans make resolutions — while just 8 percent achieve them†1. That's where Healthy Weight Week comes in. "We support the idea behind Healthy Weight Week, which emphasizes whole body health...

2014-01-01 23:02:23

“Cally’s Tree of Life” memorializes Carlington (Cally) Britton, a 20-year-old certified nursing assistant at Collingswood Manor and resident of Pennsauken, who was killed in September by a stray bullet in Camden. The tree requests baby nursery items to benefit his inborn daughter, Callie Marie. (PRWEB) January 01, 2014 On an evening in late September, Carlington (Cally) Britton, a 20-year-old associate at Collingswood Manor and resident of Pennsauken, was hit by a stray bullet in...

New Invasive Plant Parasitic Nematode In Europe
2013-12-30 08:56:12

Pensoft Publishers Following its recent synonymization with Meloidogyne ulmi, a species known to parasitize elm trees in Europe, it has become clear that M. mali has been in the Netherlands for more than fifty years. Evidences given by the authors suggest that M. mali was probably introduced during the breeding program on Elms against the Dutch Elm Disease (DED) during which large numbers of Elm rootstocks and seeds were imported from several different countries. The study was published...

2013-12-11 23:23:50

Yeast-based Florastor maintains beneficial flora balance: top tummy tips. San Bruno, CA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 It's no surprise, 'tis the season for tummy troubles, especially given that an average holiday meal alone packs in 4,500 calories and a whopping 220 grams of fat.†1. Add sugary, processed treats, liters of alcohol, plus a serious lack of fiber, and it quickly turns into a gut-wrenching situation. Think of it as the perfect storm: holiday stress, the overindulgence...

Formby’s Red Squirrel Population Recovering After Outbreak Of Squirrelpox
2013-11-27 10:42:33

[ Watch The Video: Red Squirrels Beat the Pox ] University of Liverpool A study by the University of Liverpool has found that the red squirrel population along the Sefton coastline seems to be recovering from a serious outbreak of squirrelpox in 2008. Researchers from the University, in collaboration with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, have been monitoring the red squirrel population at the Seaforth Coastal reserve, which had fallen by 85% as a result of the outbreak. Squirrel pox...

Concerns Over Tree Pests And Diseases On The rise
2013-11-15 12:57:15

University of Southampton New research has found that the number of pests and disease outbreaks in trees and forests across the world has been increasing. The review "The consequences of Tree Pests and Diseases for Ecosystem Services" by scientists from the universities of Southampton, Cambridge, Oxford and St Andrews is published today (15 November) in the journal Science. The research shows that the experience of widespread death of trees, similar to that seen from Dutch elm...

Feral Cats Urban Coyotes Turf Division
2013-11-13 15:42:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new Chicago-based study has found feral cats and urban coyotes typically have separate ranges, with the cats sticking closer to residential areas and the coyotes preferring urban parks and green spaces. The study’s lead author Stan Gehrt, an associate professor of environment and natural resources at The Ohio State University, said feral cats probably avoid urban green spaces because of the urban coyote population. “(The...


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2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Giant African Millipede (Archispirostreptus gigas) is a species of millipede found widespread through the lowland areas of East Africa, from Mozambique to Kenya. It rarely reaches altitudes above 3,300 feet. It is found mostly in forests, but can also be found in coastal habitats which contain at least some trees. It is native to Southern Arabia, especially in Dhofar. The Giant Millipede is one of the largest in the millipede group, reaching upwards of 15.2 inches in length and 2.6...

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2012-04-03 15:24:52

Discosoma (or Actinodiscus) is a genus of soft mushroom coral native to the Indian Ocean. This genus is sometimes incorrectly referred to as mushroom anemone or disc anemone. This coral is commonly collected and used worldwide in marine aquariums, where it is known to grow easily. There are 5 known species of mushroom coral: Actinodiscus dawydoffi, Actinodiscus fungiformis, Discosoma nummiforme, Actinodiscus rubraoris, and Actinodiscus unguja.

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2011-03-03 21:36:56

Strawberry vein banding virus (SVBV) is a plant pathogenic virus and a member of the family Caulimoviridae. It was first described by Frazier after differential aphid transmission to susceptible wild strawberries. He identified suitable virus indicators and demonstrated virus transmission by various aphids, dodder, and grafting. He also established the inability of the virus to transmit via sap. Stenger purified and cloned the SVBV genome. Due to the limited techniques of the time he was...

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2008-06-15 19:41:38

The Hawaiian Tree Fern or Male Tree Fern (Cibotium menziesii), is a species of tree fern, of the genus Cibotium which is endemic to the islands of Hawaii, and is found on all the windward Hawaiian islands. The habitat of this species is damp forest areas, usually at elevations varying between 1,000 and 6,000 feet. They can grown on the ground or epiphytically, growing on trees. It is also very adaptable and can withstand cool winter temperatures. These ferns can grow up to 35 feet tall but...

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2008-06-15 19:37:30

The Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis), is a species of Osmunda, native to Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas, growing in woodland bogs. The species is sometimes known as flowering fern due to the appearance of its fertile fronds. The name derives from its being one of the largest and most imposing European ferns. In many areas, it has become rare as a result of wetland drainage for agriculture. It is a deciduous herbaceous plant which produces separate fertile and sterile fronds. The...

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