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A Quest to Protect At-Risk Bats

Virginia Big-Eared Bat

Researchers and conservationists found and saved the land where a colony of endangered Virginia big-eared bats roost.

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How to Be a Friend to Bats

Building a bat box, planting certain flowers and keeping cats indoors are a few ways to live side-by-side with our furry flying friends.

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White-Nose Syndrome: A Stealthy Killer

bat with white-nose syndrome

The fungal disease called white-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats across North America.

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Barring the Way to Disease

bat gate!

Gates placed over the mouths of caves let bats in and out of their home while keeping unwanted humans out.

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Fracking and Natural Gas Updates

Studies have found that fracking waste can have have a negative impact on water quality and that noise from fracking can have negative health impacts. A federal agency is considering allowing oil and gas companies to harm endangered bats.

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Surface Mine Proposal Puts Nearby Community and Endangered Bats At Risk

Local communities and an endangered bat species are threatened by two proposed mountaintop removal coal mines in West Virginia.

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Scientists Go to Bat for the Bats

Scientists engaged in the years-long battle against the devastating white-nose syndrome have found bright spots in the fight to protect bats from the disease.

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Safe Passage

Appalachia and migrating birds serve each other in multiple ways By Matt Grimley Every fall and spring, an ongoing restlessness called zugenruhe begins to make some birds’ wings twitch at night. They will gorge on seeds and insects, fattening their

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