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Humans can transmit diseases to gorillas

Prior posts have noted and described a number of human diseases that had their origin in animals. Now it appears that some diseases can be transmitted from humans to gorillas. Ecotourism has been seen as a boon for countries with "interesting" biota; it provides funding for protection of...

Fungus identified as cause of widespread die-off of little brown bats in U.S.

A lethal disease has been causing large die-offs of little brown bats; it has been found in bats hibernating in 16 States and 4 Canadian provinces. Researchers have now identified the fungus Geomyces destructans as the primary cause of white-nose syndrome. Tests have demonstrated that the fungus can...

Decimation of frog populations may result from fungus disease spread initially by the international amphibian trade

Prior posts have noted the decline in the frog population in California, among other locales worldwide. As with colony collapse disorder of honeybees, there have been numerous theses regarding the cause. Researchers now propose that the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatis ("Bd") is the cause...

Failed Federal Collaboration: United States Fish and Wildlife Service State Relations

By Kathy G. Beckett The supplemental comment period for the USFWS proposal to list as endangered the Northern Long Eared Bat (“NLEB”) and to not list the Eastern Small Footed Bat closed on August 29, 2014. (79 Fed. Reg. 36698, June 30, 2014), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com...

Recent Antimicrobial Registration Provides for Intermediate Master Batches

On May 15, 2015, EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) (Antimicrobials Division) conditionally approved Nanosilva LLC’s registration of “NSPW-L30SS” as a materials preservative with an explicit clearance allowing the manufacture of intermediate master batches. EPA Reg. No....