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"In a Cave Once Filled With Bats, Nothing But Eerie Silence"

"FARMINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA—In a chamber a few hundred feet underground known as the Stomach, long-time cave guide Lisa Hall is talking about bats. Less than a decade ago, this cave system was home to thousands of them—little brown bats, northern long-eared bats, Indiana bats, and big brown bats. Today, she says, when the staff spot a single individual (almost always a big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus), they get excited."

Source: Earther, 10/13/2017

Acidification Of Chesapeake Bay Threatens Crabs, Oysters, Other Life

"For ten days across recent summers, researchers aboard the University of Delaware research vessel Hugh R. Sharp collected water samples from the mouth of the Susquehanna River to Solomons Island in a first-of-its-kind investigation. They wanted to know when and where the waters of the Chesapeake Bay were turning most acidic."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 10/10/2017

"Herring, Shad Get Head Start Before Bloede Dam Removal"

"Bulldozers, excavators and construction workers are bulling their way into Patapsco Valley State Park near Baltimore this fall. They’re the advance guard for a task force charged with removing a dormant hydroelectric dam on the Patapsco River and reopening a big stretch of the river to spawning runs of migratory fish."

Source: Bay Journal, 10/02/2017
November 14, 2017 to November 15, 2017

WildSpeak: Photography / Conservation / Communications

The International League of Conservation Photographers presents two days of events at the Carnegie Institution of Science in Washington, DC.

October 19, 2017 to October 22, 2017

Double Exposure: Investigative Film Festival

Double Exposure returns to Washington DC. This year's symposium lineup explores the challenges and opportunities of investigative storytelling in the pursuit of truth and accountability, introduces peers venturing into exciting new forms of storytelling, and connects practitioners with funders who can advance projects in concrete ways.


Post-Gazette Request To Open Health Dept Asbestos Proceeding Denied

"An Allegheny County Health Department hearing officer Tuesday denied a request to allow the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to attend a proceeding that was closed to the public at the request of Ramesh and Vikas Jain, who were appealing a $1.47 million fine for multiple violations of the county’s asbestos-removal regulations."

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 08/31/2017


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