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White Nose Syndrome

Devastating White Nose Bat Disease Jumps The Rockies To Washington

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.02.2016 | Green

A disease that has decimated bat populations in the eastern U.S. has made a shocking jump to the West, putting the winged mammals in peril and threate...

Halloween PSA: More Bat Species Appearing On Endangered List, And Here’s Why It Matters

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.28.2015 | Good News

Bats have given Merlin Tuttle a great life, taking him all over the world, in pursuit of studying and advocating for the endlessly fascinating -- and ...

Bat Disease Epidemic Still Expanding Throughout North America

Michael Sainato | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
Michael Sainato

For the past decade, an epidemic called White-Nose Syndrome has had severe impacts on bat populations throughout North America. The fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, feeds on soft tissues of bats such as their wings and noses.

Hints Of Hope Emerge In Deadly American Bat Plague

Mother Nature Network | Russell McLendon | Posted 07.13.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. About 6 million American bats have died from white-nose syndrome since its mysterious 2006...

Deadly Fungal Disease Strikes More Bat Populations

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green

By Brendan O'Brien April 10 (Reuters) - Bats in Wisconsin and Michigan have been infected with a disease that has killed millions of t...

Bat-Killing Fungus All But Invincible

Posted 11.02.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: As the weather cools and bats across North America prepare to hibernate, a new study sheds light on ...

What the Fungi? Not Our Snakes, Too!

OnEarth | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green

By Justine Hausheer, OnEarth Fungi are giving wildlife a real beating these days. Chytrid is walloping frog and salamander species worldwide, and here...

Virginia Caves Become Killing Chambers For Bats

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Rex Springston | Posted 07.01.2013 | DC

A mysterious disease that devastated bats in the Northeast is now turning Virginia caves into similar killing chambers, wiping out 89 to 99 percent of...

Deadly Disease Confirmed In Illinois' Bat Population

Belleville News-Democrat | | Posted 05.01.2013 | Chicago

Illinois scientists confirmed a deadly disease in bats, forcing a state agency to keep many caves closed to visitors. Illinois is the 20th state to c...

'Devastating' Disease Found In Endangered Tennessee Bats

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman May 29 (Reuters) - A disease that has killed millions of hibernating bats in the United States has been detected fo...

'Green News Report' - April 10, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: It's offici...

'Green News Report' - April 5, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama pushe...

Deadly Bat Disease Spreads Across The Nation

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 15 (Reuters) - White-nose syndrome, a mysterious illness blamed for killing millions of bats across eastern North America si...

As Bat Deaths Mount, So Does Urgency for a National Response

Noah Greenwald | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green
Noah Greenwald

A mysterious, fatal disease is stealing North America's bats at a staggering rate.

WATCH: White-Nose Syndrome Is Killing Millions Of Bats

Posted 01.19.2012 | Green

From Russell McLendon and Mother Nature Network: It's been six years since the dawn of white-nose syndrome -- a bat-killing fungus that's sweeping ...

Arin Greenwood

Fungus Threatens D.C. Bats With Extinction (PHOTOS) | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.31.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- White-nose syndrome has been definitively linked to declining bat populations, including those in the nation's capital. Scientists pr...

What's Killing Millions Of American Bats?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From the Center for Biological Diversity's Mollie Matteson: You might not know it, but a quiet killer is stalking America's bats. A fast-spreading di...

White Nose Syndrome Could Result In Explosion Of Colorado Bug Population

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GREELEY -- The spreading fungus that attacks and kills hibernating bats -- now on Colorado's doorstep -- is expected to trigger an explosion of flies,...

Colorado Caves Closing To Protect Bats From White Nose Fungus

CBS4 Denver | Paul Day | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A proposal to protect wild bat colonies in Colorado from a deadly fungus is drawing criticism from the state's caving community. The deadly fungus ...

Bats: The New Canary in the Coal Mine?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

You may think bats are scary, but what's truly terrifying is the mysterious fungus that's decimating the bat population -- the so-called "white-nose syndrome."