Wildlife

"Twisted Beaks": Scientists Exploring Deformities Focus on New Virus

"ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Home from work, Sandra Talbot headed straight for her favorite spot, a window overlooking the bird feeder. The winter light sparkled off the snow cushioning the white spruce and birch forest around her house. She watched the commotion of songbirds, vying for the best seed or chunk of peanut butter."

Source: EHN, 09/15/2014

Lead Doesn't Just Kill Birds, It Scrambles Everything Key To Survival

"NORTH GRAFTON, Mass. – By the time the veterinarian saw the Canada goose, it was starving. Lumpy bulges ran the length of its neck, from its white chinstrap to its shrunken breast. It was too weak to squabble – so sluggish, in fact, that the veterinarian could scoop up the goose and move it to the stainless steel table without throwing a blanket over it."

Source: EHN, 09/10/2014

"Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs'"

"New York City is launching the latest salvo in its never-ending war on rats. City officials are ramping up efforts to teach regular New Yorkers how to make their streets, businesses and gardens less hospitable to rodents — in other words, to see their neighborhood the way a health inspector would."

Source: NPR, 09/05/2014

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