News tagged with disease outbreaks

New virus discovered in stranded dolphin

Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and colleagues have identified a new virus associated with the death of a short-beaked dolphin found stranded on ...

dateJul 10, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Bat-killing white-nose syndrome continues to spread

It was a typically cold winter day when Greg Turner, a wildlife biologist with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, unlocked the gate at the historic Durham Mine in upper Bucks County, Pa., and stepped into the darkness.

dateApr 15, 2013 in Ecology
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Thousands of pesticides dodge US regulation

Thousands of pesticides are allowed onto the US market without rigorous safety testing, putting people, animals and crop pollinators like bees at risk, a US environmental group said Wednesday.

dateMar 27, 2013 in Environment
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Spotted: Rare spotted penguin

(Phys.org)—Little penguins, also known as fairy penguins, usually have a white belly and dark blue back to camouflage them from predatory eagles above and their fish prey below.

dateJan 31, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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