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3 years 11 months ago

87-year-old woman masters new technology

Mary Majka is well known in New Brunswick, Canada as an environmentalist and bird watcher. She lives in Mary's Point, a preserve where birds gather to migrate to South America for the winter. Mary's been watching them for years and now she's using an iPad to share her passion with...

4 years 6 months ago

Birds cleared in swine flu pandemic

Chickens injected with the 1918 and 2009 H1N1 swine flu virus strains showed no flu symptoms, nor did they have any tissue damage. The 1918 virus was also tried on ducks, which also stayed healthy. The study's authors was trying to determine if birds played any role in the...

4 years 8 months ago

Over 17,000 species threatened by extinction

A rare Panamanian tree frog, a rodent from Madagascar and two lizards found only in the Philippines are among over 17,000 species threatened with extinction, a leading environmental group said Tuesday. The Rabb's fringe-limbed tree frog, only discovered four years ago, is one of 1,895 amphibian species that could...

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