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Windows killing 22 million birds in Canada


September 17th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 16 (IANS) As many as 22 million birds are killed in Canada every year after colliding with glass windows, vastly depleting their numbers, a study says.Objects as seemingly ... Read more...

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Climate change could push up risk of avian flu


August 30th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Rising sea levels, melting glaciers, intense rainstorms and more frequent heat waves are among the effects of climate change, add to these the latest risk, increased ... Read more...

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Delhi’s migratory birds take hit as wetlands shrink


January 17th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The declining number of migratory birds in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) has been perturbing bird watching circles who blame it on loss ... Read more...

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Long distance migratory birds ‘more vulnerable to climate shifts’


September 26th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that birds embarking on long distance migrations are more susceptible to shifts in the climate than ones making shorter journeys.Scientists have said that ... Read more...

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Light pollution screws up songbirds’ sex lives


September 17th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Keeping the lights on when romance strikes is a definite mood-killer - when it comes to birds, says a new study.In today's increasingly urbanized world, the lights in ... Read more...

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Human, bird flu virus interaction can create more virulent strains


February 23rd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Genetic interactions between avian flu virus and human seasonal flu viruses can potentially create hybrid strains, combining the virulence of bird flu with the pandemic ability of swine ... Read more...

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Nature is the best stress buster during holidays


December 20th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): With the holidays going on in full swing, stress is never far behind, and when things get too hectic or overwhelming heading outdoors can soothe all the jangled ... Read more...

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Bird song recordings to size-up their populations


November 27th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Ecologists have worked out a way of using bird song recordings to measure the size of bird populations. This is the first time sound recordings from a microphone ... Read more...

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Scientists measure bird populations using their songs


November 27th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Scientists have found a new way to monitor the sizes of bird populations - recording their songs.According to researchers, the new technique gives a more accurate estimate of ... Read more...

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Noise pollution negatively influences bird populations


July 26th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): A new University of Colorado at Boulder study shows the strongest evidence yet that noise pollution negatively influences bird populations.The three-year study compared nesting birds inhabiting pinyon-juniper woodland ... Read more...

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Endangered Galapagos penguins face malaria threat


July 23rd, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): Biologists have found the malaria parasite in an endangered species of the black-and-white Galapagos penguins.According to a report in New Scientist, Iris Levin of the University of Missouri ... Read more...

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Wetlands restoration helps dwindling bird species thrive


March 29th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Conservation efforts are helping stem dwindling numbers of some bird species, according to report based on 40 years of data analysed by official US agencies. The report shows such ... Read more...

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Drop in daddy long legs devastating bird populations


March 27th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 27 (ANI): A new research has determined that warm summers are dramatically reducing populations of daddy long legs, which in turn is having a severe impact on the bird populations ... Read more...

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Scientists observe insect decline in Chernobyl two decades after nuclear meltdown


March 18th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 18 (ANI): New research by scientists has determined that two decades after the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, radiation is still causing a reduction in ... Read more...

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Human race could be headed towards extinction, warns novelist


August 26th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, August 26 (ANI): A prize-winning novelist has warned that the planet is at a crisis moment and the human race could be headed towards extinction.According to a report in the ... Read more...

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Brown tree snake wiped out Guam’s bird species


August 8th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Brown tree snakes which caused the extinction of nearly every native bird on the Pacific island of Guam could be inflicting even more severe consequences indirectly, according to ... Read more...

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Smart phones help track birds in the wild


May 26th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 26 (IANS) Smart phones, networked with remote sensors, have taken the uncertainty and exertion out of tracking birdcalls in the wild, according to a new study. Earlier, such observations during ... Read more...

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One in eight bird species face extinction because of climate change


May 20th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by admin
London, May 20 (ANI): The latest assessment of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has determined that one in eight bird species are facing the threat of extinction ... Read more...

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Small Kiribati island is world’s largest marine reserve


February 15th, 2008 - 8:00 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Wellington, Feb 15 (Xinhua) The small Pacific island of Kiribati has been declared the world's largest marine protected area, the Suva-based Pacnews reported Friday. The Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA), a California-sized ... Read more...

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Birds vanishing from Britain: Survey


December 2nd, 2007 - 4:30 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 2 (ANI): An extensive study has revealed that popular species of birds such as the nightingale, the lesser spotted woodpecker, the wryneck, and woodland birds are vanishing in Britain.According to ... Read more...

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