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Category: Specific Organisms :: Fungi
Last updated: Nov 26 2018 17:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Devastating banana fungus arrives in Colombia, threatening the fruit's future 16.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A fungus that has destroyed banana plantations in Asia is now in Latin America. The disease moves slowly, but there's no cure, and it could mean calamity for the continent's banana industry.
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Battle to save Colorado high-country toads goes microbial with ground-breaking Purple Rain treatment 13.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
These boreal toad tadpoles, however, have a chance. They darted out of tubs in which Colorado scientists had bathed them in a lab-grown anti-fungal bacteria called Purple Rain that, when coating amphibians, protects them.
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Truck Heists, Dog Poisonings, and Murder: Inside the Brutal World of the Truffle Trade 13.7.2019 Mother Jones
Why does it cost so much to have a chef shave the bulbous fungus we call a truffle over some pasta? Most truffle species, unlike their mushroom brethren, develop underground, giving them protection and time to produce “small, potato-like structures,” scientists say, with “fruit-bodies” packed with aroma and flavor. These growing conditions lead to a […]
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A deadly fungus is killing millions of bats in the U.S. Now it’s in California 5.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A mysterious fungus that has killed millions of bats in the eastern United States and left caves littered with their tiny carcasses has arrived in Northern California and appears poised to spread throughout the state, according to officials.

Government biologists confirmed Friday that a number...

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Fungus that affects bats discovered in North Dakota 28.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The fungus causes white-nose syndrome, which can lead to dehydration or other conditions that kill bats. Thirty-three states, including Minnesota, have confirmed the disease since it was found in 2006 in New York.
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Should we resurrect the American chestnut tree with genetic engineering? 25.6.2019 LA Times: Science
Genetic engineering could help save chestnuts and other trees threatened by pests, disease and climate change. But how much we should intervene in nature?
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Colorado has 2.8 million acres of state trust lands, but most is closed to the public. Sportsmen are trying to change that. 20.6.2019 Denver Post: Business
A sportsmen's group that found 9.52 million acres of federally managed public lands in the West can't be accessed by public roads is now looking at state-owned lands. In Colorado, a majority of those are off-limits to the public.
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87-year-old Park Hill Golf Club to be sold to developers in July 19.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The owners of the Park Hill Golf Club have entered into negotiations with a local developer about the future of the century-old course in northeast Denver.
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Trump’s EPA close to gutting Obama rule on coal power plants 19.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Trump administration is close to completing one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules, replacing a landmark Obama-era effort that sought to wean the nation's electrical grid off coal-fired power plants and their climate-damaging pollution.
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Indian government prepares all-out assault on tribal rights 17.6.2019 Survival International
Jenu Kuruba man shot by forest guards while he was collecting mushrooms. Nagarhole Tiger Reserve. © Survival A meeting taking place in Delhi tomorrow could determine the fate of eight million tribal people and other forest dwellers in India. The talks between states and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs follows February’s hugely controversial Supreme Court order to evict millions of people whose land rights claims have been rejected. The next Supreme Court hearing in the case will be on 24 July, when the court may once again order the eviction of millions of people. This comes at a time when India’s tribal peoples are facing an unprecedented assault on their rights. India’s new Minister of Environment and Forests, who has spoken in support of shoot on sight policies, will also try to push through a draft amendment to the British-era Indian Forest Act. The proposed changes have been described as even more draconian than the original. The draft amendment, which was leaked to the press, was drafted by senior ...
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Bananas at Risk of Extinction as Panama Disease Returns 18.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The impact has been devastating, threatening livelihoods across Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.
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The Fungi Decimating Amphibians Is Worse Than We Thought 30.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Wired. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For nearly 400 million years, amphibians have led a highly successful double life on Earth, foraging on terra and reproducing in water. They survived the extinction of the dinosaurs and any number of other worldwide catastrophes, but they’ve never seen a […]
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Gene Edited Biotech Trees Could Save America's Forests 2.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
U.S. forests are in crisis as climate change, pests and pathogens all pose threats to its native trees.
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Microbes in the crop rows: Soil's secrets may yield a new ag revolution 26.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A U of M scientist is leading an international effort that explores the next frontier of science: Soil microbes. Her research could fundamentally change the way farmers grow the food we eat.
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Poconos peak leaf peeping weeks late 20.10.2018 Philly.com News
The big cool down could mean peak fall foliage this weekend in the Poconos and Lehigh Gorge areas.
How to track progress on Pa.'s fall foliage 28.9.2018 Philly.com News
Want to know when Pennsylvania's rolling hills will have picturesque fall colors? There's a map for that.
Photos: A new market -- Keg and Case opens in St. Paul 15.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Keg and Case Market opened to the public Friday on the grounds of the former Schmidt Brewery on West Seventh Street in St. Paul. The market features a variety of retail, dining and drinking establishments.
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Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction 17.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction
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Exotic pet trade linked to invasive fungus that's killing frogs globally 11.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A pandemic fungus emerged in the last century along with globalization, new research shows.
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How citizen science can help science and monitor data cold spots 30.1.2018 IUCN - News & Events
Effective conservation of the oceans relies largely on long-term monitoring of key species and habitats over wide geographical areas. This is notoriously difficult due to the high cost of such programs. As a consequence, we find ourselves with data ‘cold-spots’, areas for which we have little or no information. Citizen science, aka the involvement of volunteers or non-specialised people in science, is an increasingly popular way of conducting monitoring of species and ecosystems over a large geographical scale and time periods, therefore reducing the number of cold-spots. This fungus was originally discovered in Madagascar, but has spread throughout the world, displacing native fungi species. Photo: CC Image courtesy of Sid Mosdell on Flickr In the Red Sea, citizen science is helping scientists collect information on endangered marine turtles. This approach is particularly useful in countries and areas for which limited human and economic resources are available for conservation. Aware of the potential ...
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