White Nose Syndrome http://www.kunc.org en Man-Made Cave Built To Shelter Bats From Infection http://www.kunc.org/post/man-made-cave-built-shelter-bats-infection A man-made bat cave in Tennessee is looking for tenants. An hour northwest of Nashville, the artificial cave is built to give thousands of bats a haven from a devastating infection called white-nose syndrome.<p>Millions of bats in the Northeast have died from the infection since it first showed up a few years ago. The culprit is an invasive fungus that grows in caves. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:52:00 +0000 Daniel Potter 33946 at http://www.kunc.org Man-Made Cave Built To Shelter Bats From Infection Bat Calls Make Eerie Comeback As Techno-Like Beats http://www.kunc.org/post/bat-calls-make-eerie-comeback-techno-beats For the past five years, bats have been disappearing at an alarming rate, falling prey to a mysterious disease called <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/04/05/150000682/white-nose-syndrome-a-scourge-in-the-bat-caves" target="_blank">white-nose syndrome</a>. But they're making an eerie comeback in a <a href="http://www.nps.gov/mabi/upload/NPS-News_Artist-and-Studio-Opening_2012.docx" target="_blank">new audio exhibit</a> at a national park in Vermont. Sun, 05 Aug 2012 10:11:00 +0000 31559 at http://www.kunc.org Bat Calls Make Eerie Comeback As Techno-Like Beats Closure Decision Upsets Colorado Cavers http://www.kunc.org/post/closure-decision-upsets-colorado-cavers <p>U.S. Forest Service officials <a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r2/home/?cid=stelprdb5319926">have extended an emergency order that restricts access to caves and abandoned mines</a> on lands in Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas. But some Colorado cavers are criticizing the approach taken by the federal agency.</p><p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 18:32:17 +0000 Grace Hood 31418 at http://www.kunc.org Closure Decision Upsets Colorado Cavers As Deadly Bat Disease Inches West, U.S. Forest Service Weighs Options on Colorado Cave Closures http://www.kunc.org/post/deadly-bat-disease-inches-west-us-forest-service-weighs-options-colorado-cave-closures <p>The <a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/r2" target="_blank">U.S. Forest Service</a> says it&rsquo;s weighing options when it comes to renewing a closure of caves and abandoned mines in Colorado and four other states. The news comes as one environmental group is calling<a href="http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/bat_crisis_white-nose_syndrome/index.html"> for even more closures</a> in the West to prevent the spread of White Nose Syndrome, which has killed millions of bats on the East Coast.</p><p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 20:48:24 +0000 Grace Hood 25807 at http://www.kunc.org As Deadly Bat Disease Inches West, U.S. Forest Service Weighs Options on Colorado Cave Closures White-Nose Syndrome: A Scourge In The Bat Caves http://www.kunc.org/post/white-nose-syndrome-scourge-bat-caves A disease that has killed more than 5.5 million bats in the eastern United States and Canada is making its way west. White-nose syndrome has now been diagnosed in three Missouri bats — the first confirmed cases west of the Mississippi. And scientists say it won't stop there.<p>Since white-nose syndrome was first discovered in bats near Albany, N.Y., in early 2007, it has devastated bat populations in the eastern U.S. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 19:01:00 +0000 25218 at http://www.kunc.org White-Nose Syndrome: A Scourge In The Bat Caves