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November 2014

Cozy Bats - November 25, 2014
Putting space heaters in caves might sound, well, batty. But it could mean survival for bats in 17 Eastern states where a new disease has killed an estimated one million bats since 2006. It's called, "White-nose Syndrome," after ...

Flashing Lights Save Birds - November 24, 2014
And to the Red Light District, for birds. Migratory birds make amazing journeys to their wintering grounds and back. But conservation scientist Joelle Gehring of Michigan State University notes that each year millions of those birds fatally collid...

Keeping Bugs at Bay - November 21, 2014
No pesticides in America's classrooms, thank you very much! So says the Environmental Protection Agency. It recently unveiled new guidelines for pest control in schools. Bottom line: Around children, use pesticides only as a last resort. ...

Tiger Tally - November 20, 2014
What's the best way to capture a tiger? Carefully! That's sure true for scientist Ullas Karanth of the Wildlife Conservation Society. He's carefully capturing tiger...images. Tiger populations are shrinking fast. In fact, three o...

Mountain Pine Beetle - November 19, 2014
Old-fashioned logic suggests that dead trees pose a greater wildfire risk. And with the pine beetle infestation in recent years leaving thousands of acres of dead trees standing like toothpicks in the ground, you'd think the entire continent mig...

Wetlands Rising - November 18, 2014
We've all heard about rising carbon dioxide levels. It's a major contributor to global warming. Now scientists say more CO2 may -- ironically -- benefit one struggling ecosystem: the world's wetlands. Researchers from the Smithso...

Tidal Barrages - November 17, 2014
Britain's Navy, it was once said, ruled the waves! Someday the island nation hopes to command its tides, and generate clean electricity. Britain's west coast is home to tidal estuaries of dramatic flow. No gentle lapping here! Instead...

Virus Battery - November 14, 2014
The environmentally polite thing to do in the future might be to give your battery the flu. That's right: Batteries may soon run on a virus. Researchers at MIT developed the battery. It's so cool, that the president of MIT showed off ...

Wolves of Isle Royale - November 13, 2014
Running with the wolves just isn't happening on upper Michigan's Isle Royale. That's because most wolves on the remote isle have advanced arthritis. In fact, biologist John Vucetich, who studies the wolves, says that in autopsies he...

Reattaching Giant Sponges - November 12, 2014
The animated character Spongebob Squarepants is running loose on the ocean floor everyday of the week after school on the Nickelodean channel. And so are Spongebob's real-life cousins the Giant Barrelsponges, though not by choice. Giant spong...

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