birds http://kcur.org en Pheasants Losing Habitat To Farmland http://kcur.org/post/pheasants-losing-habitat-farmland <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As farmers across the Midwest have simplified the landscape and plowed up grassland to grow more corn and soybeans, habitat for pheasants, quail and other grassland birds has become increasingly scarce and their numbers are falling.</span></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:32:10 +0000 Grant Gerlock 48028 at http://kcur.org Pheasants Losing Habitat To Farmland Getting To Know Your Neighborhood Crow http://kcur.org/post/getting-know-your-neighborhood-crow <p></p><p>The American Crow is a smart and wary social bird with all black feathers, black talons and a black beak. Every once in a while during the winter, you can see thousands of these crows gathering in certain spots around parts of Kansas City.&nbsp; Over the past 50 years, crows have been congregating more and more in urban environments – and if you’ve been in the middle of a dive-bombing murder, you know they create quite the disturbance.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 23:28:52 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 32933 at http://kcur.org Getting To Know Your Neighborhood Crow Nature In The City: Falling Into Autumn http://kcur.org/post/nature-city-falling-autumn <p>You might've noticed a few tell tale signs of Autumn: the beginnings of fall foliage in the trees, flocks of birds migrating overhead... But one has to wonder, how did all that <em>dry </em>heat this summer affect our natural world as we fall into the Fall season? And how is the lingering drought impacting local wildlife?</p><p>On this Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, we take an early Autumn look at <strong>Nature in the City</strong> with <strong>Larry Rizzo</strong>, natural history biologist, and <strong>Joe Werner</strong>, biologist and urban ecologist. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:52:06 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 25347 at http://kcur.org Nature In The City: Falling Into Autumn Kansas Backed Company Will Win Big By Vaccinating More Birds http://kcur.org/post/kansas-backed-company-will-win-big-vaccinating-more-birds <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bf509c5a0f0-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bf509c5a0f0-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bf509c5a0f0-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-924107.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Lenexa,Kansas – Lenexa-based Ceva Animal Health is one of the largest providers of salmonella vaccine to poultry producers. In the wake of the recall of a half-billion eggs, the Director of Business Development for Ceva found himself in Washington D.C. this week as Congress took up hearings on the salmonella outbreak. Only about half the poultry producers currently vaccinate against salmonella, and one of the things Congress may look at is whether vaccines should be mandatory.</p> Thu, 16 Sep 2010 17:46:37 +0000 Laura Ziegler 7063 at http://kcur.org Kansas Backed Company Will Win Big By Vaccinating More Birds Food Safety and Animal Health http://kcur.org/post/food-safety-and-animal-health <p>Kansas City, Mo – Consumer confidence is low after the recent food recalls - most notably the egg recall. More than 1,500 people nation-wide were infected with salmonella and more than half a billion eggs were recalled.</p> Thu, 16 Sep 2010 17:38:33 +0000 Laura Ziegler 7064 at http://kcur.org Food Safety and Animal Health