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Gauntlet Of Obstacles Facing Migrating Pronghorn In Greater

Gauntlet Of Obstacles Facing Migrating Pronghorn In Greater Yellowstone

John Delaney, Wildlife Conservation Society Five-year study identifies dense natural gas field developments, highways, and fencing as threats to one of North America's last great long-distance mammal migrations One of North America's last...

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2014-08-17 07:28:13

Cell Press That mountain lions have managed to survive at all in the Santa Monica Mountains of California — in the vicinity of the megacity of Los Angeles — is a testament to the resilience of wildlife, but researchers studying these large carnivorous cats now show in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on August 14 that the lions are also completely isolated, cut off from other populations by the freeway. According to the researchers' analyses, only one young mountain lion...

Tiger, Leopard Conservation Begins With Protecting Corridors
2013-08-30 08:24:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The most effective landscape-level conservation strategy for the long-term survival of tigers and leopards, according to a new study led by Clemson University conservation geneticists, is to protect the corridors the big cats use for travel between habitat patches. Clemson University researchers Sandeep Sharma and Trishna Dutta collaborated with colleagues from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute to show how the forest...

Banff Highway Crossings A Success For Moving Wildlife
2013-08-03 05:38:09

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Anywhere that cars and wildlife occupy the same area, the potential for dangerous interactions between the two exists. Additionally, a highway that prevents large animals from crossing successfully to other parts of their range can seriously disrupt wildlife habitat. Banff National Park has worked hard since the 1990's to decrease these problems along the highly-traveled, 83-km stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway that runs through the...

2011-06-30 19:07:08

University of Alberta researchers have produced a map of Edmonton predicting the most likely locations where vehicles will collide with deer. These collisions can be fatal for drivers and their passengers. The hot spots for deer vs. vehicle collisions virtually encircle Edmonton along the city limit, border line. Mark Boyce is a U of A ecologist and co author of the paper. Boyce found that the most dangerous rural roadways share three features; Natural vegetation, bushes and trees, run right...

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2010-10-25 06:45:00

By Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona Communications For the first time, mountain lions and bobcats have been photographed as part of an in-depth monitoring study in the Tucson Mountains, a small island of habitat facing increasing segregation from surrounding natural areas because of urban sprawl and road construction. Using infrared-triggered cameras at 65 sites, UA researchers captured 36 photographs of mountain lions roaming the Tucson Mountains. The study confirmed that lions in at...

2010-08-02 07:25:00

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- JAFA Technologies, Inc. and Austrian partner IPTE announced today that DeerDeter, a U.S. Joint Venture, participated in supporting deployment of a Pilot Program for Utah Department of Transportation. In addition to 70 units purchased by UDOT at a reduced price, another 30 were provided free of charge to facilitate deployment over an expanded test area. The JV is providing the support in anticipation of getting objective, verifiable test results of...

2010-05-06 10:42:00

NAPLES, Fla., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of eastern Collier property owners has filed a motion in federal court to intervene in support of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in a recent lawsuit over the designation of critical habitat for the Florida panther. The lawsuit demands the designation of roughly 3 million acres in Southern Florida, about a third of which are private, as critical to the panther's survival. Five environmental groups led by the Conservancy of Southwest...

2009-05-07 07:15:00

DeerDeter Wildlife Crossing Guard Develops High Frequency Unit for Residential Areas MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- JAFA Technologies, Inc. and their Austrian JV partner, IPTE, announced today that DeerDeter, a U.S. Joint Venture, completed development of a deer collision avoidance roadside configuration for applications in residential areas. The units are activated by approaching headlights to set off a sound displeasing to deer and other animals, along with a supplemental...

2008-09-15 03:00:25

By Neil Nisperos CHINO HILLS - Southern California Edison has disputed the cost assessment for a city plan to reroute a major electrical transmission project through the state park instead of through the city. If approved by the state Public Utilities Commission next year, the estimated cost for the city's rerouting proposal would be $50 million, according to a Chino Hills report unveiled Tuesday. The cost would be paid for by SCE under various PUC resolutions that aim to reduce...

2008-09-02 15:00:13

By David Lester Seldom do conservation groups applaud a road project. This is one of those times. A coalition of preservation groups calls the final plan for upgrading Interstate 90 from Hyak, near the summit of heavily traveled Snoqualmie Pass, to Easton a benefit to motorists and wildlife. An average of 27,000 vehicles cross the pass each day. On holidays, such as Labor Day, the number jumps to about 58,000. "From a wildlife standpoint, it will be better after than it is today,"...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'