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White Nose Syndrome Threatens North American Bats

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April 5, 2012
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The US bat population is in crisis. Over the past seven years, as many as 6.7 million North American bats have succumbed to white nose syndrome, an illness caused by an invasive fungus that originated in Europe. Conservationists warn the loss of these vital insect-eating creatures could have a huge, and costly, impact on US agriculture.


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Bat Eating Spiders Are Everywhere, Except Antarctica

Bat Eating Spiders Are Everywhere, Except Antarctica

Newsy (Mar. 17, 2013) New research published in the journal PLOS One shows spiders that build webs big enough to catch and eat bats are all over the world.
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RAW VIDEO: Pacific Islands Forum Kicks Off in the Marshall Islands

RAW VIDEO: Pacific Islands Forum Kicks Off in the Marshall Islands

AFP (Sep. 3, 2013) The Pacific Islands Forum kicks off in the Marshall Islands with a colourful ceremony. Some of the world's smallest nations will use the summit to push the globe's biggest polluters to finally act on climate change, an issue that threatens their very existence. Host nation the Marshall Islands wants the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) to kickstart stalled international efforts to tackle global warming and rising seas.
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In Borneo Jungle, Natives Stand Up Against Malaysian Dams

In Borneo Jungle, Natives Stand Up Against Malaysian Dams

AFP (Nov. 26, 2013) Indigenous people in Borneo rise up against the construction of a mega dam which threatens to flood 200 square kilometres of precious rainforest and hundreds of villages.
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