Tagged: fungus

Seeking help from Congress to thwart disease that’s killing America’s bats

After learning how white-nose syndrome, a mysterious fungus that has killed more than 1 million hibernating bats and poses a serious threat to the nation’s wildlife, lawmakers at a Congressional hearing suggested the Dept. of Interior develop a new body to address wildlife diseases. Their comments came after biology professor Thomas Kunz, asked Congress for […]

Northeast Bat-Killing Disease is Spreading Southward

From New Hampshire to Virginia, Thomas Kunz, biology professor and long-time expert on bats, searches for answers about White Nose Syndrome, the mysterious white fungus that continues to kill tens of thousands of bats.  Like the disappearing honeybees and frogs, bats play a critical role in the balance of nature, consuming 50 to 100 percent […]