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The deaths of insect-eating bats in North America could have serious economic impacts on the United States, costing the agriculture industry some as much as $53 billion a year.
Culling will not stop the spread of a deadly fungus that is threatening to wipe out hibernating bats in North America, according to a new mathematical model.
A new fungus has killed 1 million bats in eastern US and is heading west.
New fungus has killed 1 million bats in eastern US; heading west.
Nature Conservancy Scientists Compete for $250K to Save Bats from Mysterious Ailment Nashville, TN (Vocus) November 22, 2010 The bats that eat millions of mosquitoes in American backyards every summer could be driven to extinction by a mysterious illness thatâ€™s spreading across the country, and Nature Conservancy cave expert Cory Holliday hopes he can help save them by building a better bat cave. Holliday and The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee are in the running for a $250,000 grant...
Scientists are looking for answers â€” including commercial bathroom disinfectants and over-the-counter fungicides used to fight athlete's foot â€” to help in the battle against a strange fungus that threatens bat populations in the United States.
Researchers at the New York State Department of Health have identified a handful of drugs and antiseptics that could help bats fight off the fungal disease which killed more than a million of them throughout the United States.
One of North America's most common bat species faces extinction in the northeastern US within the next two decades due to a rapidly spreading disease known as White-Nose Syndrome (WNS).
Experts warned Congress on Thursday that a mysterious fungus attacking America's bats represents the most serious threat to wildlife in a century and could spread nationwide within years.
A fungus, which has reportedly already killed an estimated 500,000 bats, is causing the US Forest Service to close thousands of caves and former mines in national forests in 33 states in an attempt to control the problem.
The European free-tailed bat (Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida insignis) is a species of free-tailed bat that is native to many areas in the Old World. It was reportedly seen in Korea in 1931, but no other reports have been recorded since that year. The body length of this species reaches between 3.3 inches and 3.7 inches, with a wing length of up to 2.5 inches. The European free-tailed bat appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern.” Image Caption: European...
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