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Ecologists Propose First Prevention for White-nose Syndrome Death in Bats

Localized heating of caves during hibernation may reduce bat mortality White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a poorly understood condition that, in the two years since its discovery, has spread to at least seven northeastern states and killed as many as half a million bats. Now researchers have suggested the first step toward a measure that may help save the affected bats:…

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Report Says New National Center for Climate Change and Wildlife Should Help Agencies Manage Climate Change Effects on Fish and Wildlife

The new U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center should be a conduit between climate science and fish and wildlife management, according to a preliminary report released today from a group of nearly 200 representatives from state and federal agencies, academia and nongovernmental organizations. The report also concluded that the USGS center should link biological…

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Cropland Diversity Reduces Nitrogen Pollution

Biodiversity in crops decreases fertilizer damage to rivers and lakes Researchers have identified a link between the diversity of crops grown in farmlands and the pollution they create in lakes and rivers. In a Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment e-View paper, ecologists show that when the biodiversity of crops is high, less dissolved nitrogen is found exiting the surrounding watersheds. Nitrogen…

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