"Fungus on Track to Extinguish Bats in Northeast"

"A research team organized by Thomas Kunz of Boston University has concluded in a new paper that a common, beneficial bat species is likely to be completely wiped out across much of the Northeastern United States within 20 years due to a spreading fungal infection. The basics are laid out in the news section of the journal Science, which is also publishing the research paper. The news report mentions that bat biologists suggest landowners can ... boost bats’ prospects by erecting bat houses."

Andrew C. Revkin reports for Dot Earth August 5, 2010.

Friday, August 6, 2010