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Deadly fungus killing bats, spreading in US

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A disease that has killed more than six million cave-dwelling bats in the United States is on the move and wildlife biologists are worried. White Nose Syndrome, discovered in New York in 2006, has now spread to 25 states. (April 24) Video provided by AP


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AFP (Apr. 5, 2012) — 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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Wild Chronicles: Bat Species

Wild Chronicles: Bat Species

National Geographic (Jan. 24, 2012) — They are the only mammal capable of flight, but are rarely seen by humans. Naturally nocturnal, bats live their lives primarily in darkness. Wild Chronicles sheds some light on the wild world of bats.
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Brazil's "Mutant" Mosquitoes Attack Disease

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France 24 (July 4, 2013) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes will be released in Brazil over the next few months under an ambitious approach to tackle dengue fever, the world's fastest spreading tropical disease. Scientists have added a gene to the dengue-spreading insect which renders it capable of destroying its own species.
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Deutsche Welle (July 16, 2013) — The use of pesticide and herbicide sprays is routine in Germany. From fighting weeds to fungus and insects, Bayer Crop Science has a suitable chemical agent. But nobody wants those chemicals in their food, and there are many critics who warn of risks. Kerstin Schweizer met proponents and critics.
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