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March 8, 2017
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Exploring the secret life of house sparrows with the aid of a 3D printer

Since it was introduced to North America in the late 19th century, the house sparrow has received little love. “Nothing can be urged in its favor,” declared an 1891 editorial in the New York Times. A few years later, the … Continue reading

November 13, 2014
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Study reveals startling decline in European birds

Bird populations across Europe have experienced sharp declines over the past 30 years, with the majority of losses from the most common species, say researchers from the University of Exeter, the RSPB and the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS) … Continue reading

October 22, 2011
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West Nile Virus Transmission Linked with Land-Use Patterns and “Super-spreaders”

*Spread highest in urbanized and agricultural habitats* After its initial appearance in New York in 1999, West Nile virus spread across the United States in just a few years and is now well established throughout North and South America. Both … Continue reading