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Arctic Mammals Can Metabolize Some Pesticides: Study
2014-08-08 03:33:01

University of Guelph Fortunately, you are not always what you eat – at least in Canada’s Arctic. New research from the University of Guelph reveals that arctic mammals such as caribou can metabolize some current-use pesticides (CUPs) ingested in vegetation. This limits exposures in animals that consume the caribou – including humans. “This is good news for the wildlife and people of the Arctic who survive by hunting caribou and other animals,” said Adam Morris, a PhD...

2014-08-08 04:22:24

California Milk Advisory Board engages dairy fans with a host of fun, shareable digital experiences from new website to California cows on FarmVille SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO & MODESTO, Calif., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- California's more than 1500 dairy families are inviting consumers to take a virtual trip to the land of Milk and Sunny with a new website called "Califarmia," where the cows moo like music and there's more sunshine than you can shake a stick at. The site from the California...

2014-08-07 23:03:14

The Europe Cattle Feed & Feed Additive Market report defines and segments the cattle feed and feed additive market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-cattle-feed-7083044504.html (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 The Europe Cattle Feed & Feed Additive Market report defines and segments the cattle feed and feed additive market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. The cattle feed market in this region is estimated to...

2014-08-07 23:00:41

Oakland Zoo, in partnership with the 96 Elephants campaign, is launching an elephant-sized effort to commemorate World Elephant Day on Tuesday, August 12. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Oakland Zoo in partnership with the 96 Elephants campaign, is launching an elephant-sized effort to commemorate World Elephant Day on Tuesday, August 12. As part of the World Elephant Day celebration, Oakland Zoo is part of a nationwide coalition of zoos throughout the United States that will send...

2014-08-06 23:03:08

Bird control can be a valuable tool to keep birds out of dangerous or hazardous areas where bird fatalities are high. From oil spills to wind turbines, Bird-X summarizes a few recent news report headlines. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Millions of birds die in unsafe areas every year, notably those that are man-made. From endangered species to eagles and countless others, Bird-X, humane bird control experts for 50 years, share some recent headlines and a few thoughts on how to help...

american black bear conservation
2014-08-06 11:52:15

Jeff Sossamon and Melody Kroll, University of Missouri Comprehensive study indicates genetic ‘bottlenecks’ and decreased genetic diversity could show need for increased conservation efforts. Between 1880 and 1920, the Central Interior Highlands (CIH), consisting of Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas, saw the height of deforestation that also decreased the habitat for black bears and other forest species. To combat the decline of black bears and repopulate the mountainous region, more...

bird migration
2014-08-06 03:00:10

The University of Chicago Medicine Every year, millions of birds make the journey from North America to Central and South America for the winter. But the evolutionary origins of this long-distance migration have remained opaque due to the complex geographic distributions of modern and ancient bird ranges. Now, a team of scientists from the University of Chicago have developed a new method to reveal the ancestral ranges of New World birds, and discovered that bird migration in the...

2014-08-05 23:10:33

Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers the unique benefits that reflexology offers. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 When a dog becomes injured, there are usually several different treatment options available. One viable option for canines that has recently garnered attention is reflexology, otherwise known as acupressure. Reflexology is very similar to acupuncture, except instead of needles, finger and hand pressure are used. This holistic technique can also be used to improve...

2014-08-05 23:06:27

Mary Crosland, author of the book "Navigate Your Beauty: Smart and Safe Plastic Surgery Solutions", provides tips for preventing sweat and oil from ruining your complexion. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 A staunch advocate for women's health issues and owner of the famous, upscale Salon Lucien, Mary Crosland has spent years studying the skin's response to external and internal influences responsible for blemishes, excess oil, clogged pores and premature wrinkling....

2014-08-05 23:03:37

Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, announced today, that it will transition to a 100% channel model for its corporate sales in North America. The transition will begin September 1, 2014. Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, announced today, that it will transition to a 100% channel model for its corporate sales in North America. The transition will begin September 1, 2014. This transition comes just two months after the arrival of Tom...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Western Clawed Frog, Xenopus, tropicalis
2014-08-21 10:26:56

The western clawed frog is also known as the tropical clawed frog and is found widespread in the regions of Nigeria, Liberia, Gambia, Guinea, Cameroon, the Ivory coast, and surrounding areas. The habitat for the western clawed frog is moist areas in tropical and subtropical rivers, lakes, marshes, swamps, agricultural ponds, and canals. The body color of the western clawed frog is light to dark brown and covered with grey and black spots. The eyes protrude up from the head. Tubercles...

Lake Oku Clawed Frog, Xenopus longipes
2014-08-21 10:22:21

The Lake Oku clawed frog is native to and found exclusively in Lake Oku of Cameroon and is fully aquatic. The lake and surrounding forest are now a nature reserve along with several zoos set up with conservation measures to repopulate the species. This species is listed as critical on the IUCN list. The male of the species can reach 1.5 inches while the female is slightly larger at 1.75 inches. All four feet are webbed and the toes and fingers are clawed, giving this species its name. The...

Fraser’s Clawed Frog, Xenopus fraseri
2014-08-21 10:15:53

The Fraser’s clawed frog also known as Fraser’s platanna is wide spread with an abundant population throughout Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Rwanda. The habitat of this species of frog is tropical and subtropical lowlands where there are forests, rivers, freshwater lakes, marshes, ponds and streams. The Fraser’s clawed frog is a water dependent species using it for living and...

African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis
2014-08-18 16:16:15

The African clawed frog is found in its natural habitat throughout Africa. However, it has been introduced in North America, South America and Europe. This species is fully aquatic and is found abundantly in ponds, lakes, and rivers. The body color of the African clawed frog is a greenish grey and the skin is smooth and slippery with blotches of grey or brown on the back. The belly is a cream colored with a yellow tint. The average length of this species is five inches. The body and head...

Iberian Parsley Frog, Pelodytes ibericus
2014-08-18 16:03:48

The Iberian parsley frog is native to Spain and Portugal. The natural habitat for this species is temperate forests, shrubby vegetation, rivers, lakes, marshes, pastures, ponds, ditches and canals. The Iberian parsley frog grows to about 1.5 to two inches long. The body color ranges from olive to grey with bright green spots and covered with numerous warts. The name of this species derives from the spots on its body that look similar to parsley flakes. It has a white belly and some are...

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