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for Friend O’ Wildlife Vol. 28 Issue 11, Nov 1981
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Homeowners who invest in energy-saving additions to their homes without the proper knowledge may be exposed to indoor air pollution. In modern tightly-sealed houses, the inside air is replaced only about once every ten hours. Pollutants trapped in the air can account for substantial and premature mortality.
A three-year study was conducted to determine the status and ecology of bobcats in North Carolina. Due to the accelerating rate of land use changes, the types of habits necessary to sustain bobcat populations needed to be identified. Results will be analyzed and used to aid management decisions.
A recent study, sponsored by the National Rifle Association, discovered that elk can distinguish safety orange from other colors and may have better color perception than biologists previously thought. Despite this discovery, the chances of success are not diminished for skilled outdoorsmen. The orange vests do diminish a hunter’s chances of being mistaken for an elk.
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission voted to start preliminary construction work on the boating access area at the Roanoke River, at the U.S. 258 bridge connecting Halifax and Northampton counties. The funds were made possible by the three-cent gas tax enacted by the 1981 General Assembly.
Many species of birds are endangered because of destruction of their habitats. Warren B. King, chairman of the U.S. Section of the International Council for Bird Preservation, cites the Mauritius parakeet, Spanish imperial eagle, and imperial woodpecker as examples of near-extinct bird populations.