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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Awards Grants to 30 States for White-Nose Syndrome Work

Jul 10th, 2012 | By

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced grant awards of nearly $1M to thirty states for white-nose syndrome projects. State natural resource agencies will use the funds for surveillance and monitoring of caves and mines where bats hibernate, preparing state response plans and other related projects. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.

The Incredible Disappearing Bat: The world would be a far scarier place without bats

Oct 28th, 2011 | By

Since a mysterious disease was first found in upstate New York in 2006, more than a million bats have died. In some caves, more than 90 percent of bats have been lost. Bats are a favorite scary symbol of Halloween, but really, we should be frightened for the bats that are so important to our environment.

Bad news about bats on what some consider their national holiday

Oct 31st, 2010 | By

Scientists can’t remember the last time there were so many bats dying. The Connecticut DEP calls it a silent invader and a ‘conservation horror story occurring here in Connecticut.’ In less than four years, white-nose syndrome has killed thousands of Connecticut’s bats and more than a million bats throughout the Northeast.

White Nose Syndrome research intensifying

Oct 13th, 2010 | By

State wildlife agencies in the Northeast are ratcheting up their response to White Nose Syndrome as they enter their fourth year of researching this disorder in cave bat populations with an aim to better understand, and hopefully slow, its spread to other states.

Scientists find several drugs that may fight bat die-off

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

Scientists may have found some ways to help the nation’s bats, which are being wiped out by a novel fungal disease, an unprecedented wildlife crisis.

When it Comes to White Nose Syndrome, Scientists are Stepping Up to the Bat

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

Bat rehabilitator and specialist Maureen Heidtmann says that if the bat population is going to be saved, it’s crucial for people to understand WNS as well as to be conscious of their potential role in its spread. via When it Comes to White Nose Syndrome, Scientists are Stepping Up to the Bat | The Day.