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Wildlife and renewable energy: German politics cross migratory bats

Wildlife and renewable energy: German politics cross migratory bats | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
Publication » Wildlife and renewable energy: German politics cross migratory bats.
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More bats found dead of white-nose syndrome in Upper Peninsula

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has received its first report this winter of bats dying from white-nose syndrome, a dangerous fungal infection that is expected to kill many more of the winged creatures.
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Landscape & Urban Design - Bat Conservation Trust

Landscape & Urban Design - Bat Conservation Trust | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
The Bat Conservation Trust was formed in 1990 as an umbrella organisation for the rapidly growing network of bat groups, providing support, training and advice. BCT now acts as the national voice for bat conservation.
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A bat-killing disease is even more destructive than previously thought - PRI

A bat-killing disease is even more destructive than previously thought - PRI | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
White-nose syndrome has killed over 5 million bats in North America since 2008, according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Senators oppose endangered status for bats - Rapid City Journal

Senators oppose endangered status for bats - Rapid City Journal | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
South Dakota's John Thune and other U.S. senators sent a letter Wednesday to federal regulators expressing concern about the potential listing of the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species.
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Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Weakened Protections for Vanishing Bat

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How Does White-Nose Syndrome Kill Bats? - United States Geological Survey (press release)

How Does White-Nose Syndrome Kill Bats? - United States Geological Survey (press release) | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have developed a detailed explanation of how white-nose syndrome (WNS) is killing millions of bats in North America, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Wisconsin.
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Study: Small Child Playing With Fruit Bats Initiated West African Ebola Virus ... - Roll Call (blog)

The Ebola virus continues to ravage several West African countries. The origins of the current version of virus appears to have started as the result of a
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Museum search turns up new species of Alaska-dwelling bat - Alaska Dispatch

Museum search turns up new species of Alaska-dwelling bat - Alaska Dispatch | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
A new type of bat has been discovered in Alaska, and no one even had to explore a cave to find it.
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More Than 80 Scientists Urge Federal Protection of Northern Long-eared Bats

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Bats vs. Insects: A Sonic Arms Race - MTPR

Bats vs. Insects: A Sonic Arms Race - MTPR | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
"Bat Hearing," written by Erick Greene, read by Caroline Kurtz. "Most people know that bats are able to perceive their surroundings using ultra high
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First in Animal World, Bat 'Clicks' Its Wings to Navigate in the Dark - National Geographic

First in Animal World, Bat 'Clicks' Its Wings to Navigate in the Dark - National Geographic | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
Three kinds of fruit bats are the first animals found to create sonar clicks with their wings for echolocation, and they may not be the only ones.
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Fungus threatens bats where they sleep - New Jersey Herald

Fungus threatens bats where they sleep - New Jersey Herald | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
Fungus threatens bats where they sleep New Jersey Herald It likes dark and dank caves and skipped across the Atlantic Ocean less than a decade ago to take up residence and sap the life out of the bats that once found the caves perfect for sleeping...
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White-nose syndrome spreading among Wisconsin bats

White-nose syndrome spreading among Wisconsin bats | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
The disease has wide-ranging impacts, especially for agriculture, because bats pollinate, disperse seeds and consume massive quantities of insects.
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Amazon Cloud Gets a Little Greener with Indiana Wind Farm Deal

Amazon Cloud Gets a Little Greener with Indiana Wind Farm Deal | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it

Under pressure from greens, Amazon Web Services – the online retail giant’s market-leading cloud business – is moving to clean up its carbon act. 

Early last year, after a long process, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an incidental take permit to Fowler Ridge, including the planned fourth phase. It’s basically an acknowledgment that some bats will be killed at the wind farm, but requires the operators take various measures “to avoid, minimize or mitigate adverse impacts.

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US signals it may downgrade protections for vanishing bat - Yahoo News

US signals it may downgrade protections for vanishing bat - Yahoo News | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
The Obama administration signaled on Thursday it may classify a bat decimated by a fungal disease as threatened, rather than endangered, which would allow activities such as logging of trees the bats use for forage and roosting.
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Good News For Bats! Things Are Looking Up For Stemming Disease Spread - NPR

Good News For Bats! Things Are Looking Up For Stemming Disease Spread - NPR | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
The disease known as white-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats, but scientists are seeing hopeful signs that some bat colonies are recovering.
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No Time for Bats to Rest Easy

No Time for Bats to Rest Easy | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
White-nose syndrome, a disease contracted in hibernation, is threatening a resilient, helpful marvel.
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How Killer Fungus Burns Up Bats From the Inside - National Geographic

How Killer Fungus Burns Up Bats From the Inside - National Geographic | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
White-nose syndrome, which has clobbered U.S. bat populations for seven years, causes severe dehydration and chemical changes in the body, a new study reveals.
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Winter Hibernation Energy Drain: How White-Nose Syndrome Kills Bats - Science 2.0

Winter Hibernation Energy Drain: How White-Nose Syndrome Kills Bats - Science 2.0 | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
Science 2.0 Winter Hibernation Energy Drain: How White-Nose Syndrome Kills Bats Science 2.0 Researchers have developed a detailed explanation of how white-nose syndrome is killing bats in parts of North America - the fungus Pseudogymnoascus...
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Scientists ID Two Bat Species Never Before Seen In Alaska - Alaska Public Radio Network

Scientists ID Two Bat Species Never Before Seen In Alaska - Alaska Public Radio Network | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
Scientists are in a race to learn as much as they can about bats in Alaska. And that race has led to the discovery of two new species previously unknown in the state. The Hoary bat and the Yuma bat were both found in Southeast Alaska.
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Insect-Eating Bat May Be Origin of Ebola Outbreak, New Study Suggests - National Geographic

Insect-Eating Bat May Be Origin of Ebola Outbreak, New Study Suggests - National Geographic | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa may have started with a small bat species hunted by children in the village where the epidemic began.
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A Special Brain Compass Helps Bats, And Other Animals, Navigate Correctly - Popular Science

Popular Mechanics A Special Brain Compass Helps Bats, And Other Animals, Navigate Correctly Popular Science These so-called “head-direction cells” help rats, bats, cats, dolphins and other mammals orient themselves, according to several previously...
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Study of deadly bat disease finds surprising seasonal pattern of infections - Phys.Org

Study of deadly bat disease finds surprising seasonal pattern of infections - Phys.Org | Bat Biology and Ecology | Scoop.it
The deadly fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome has spread to bat colonies throughout eastern North America over the past seven years, causing bat populations to crash, with several species now at risk of extinction.
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