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'Bunker Project' Attempts To Save Bats From White Nose Syndrome
Tuesday, 04/09/13
By Nina Keck
Scott Darling, wildlife biologist with the Vermont Fish And Wildlife Department, talks with Vermont Edition about the status of White Nose Syndrome in Vermont and a test program that relocates healthy bats to a location in Maine to save them from the disease.
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Cavers Question Number Of White Nose Deaths
Monday, 01/30/12
A national organization of recreational cavers is questioning a new estimate of the number of bats killed by a mysterious ailment.
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Hope For Decimated Bat Population
Monday, 01/16/12
By Ric Cengeri
Recent developments are giving the wildlife community hope that a bat die-off from White Nose Syndrome can be thwarted.
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Vermont Edition
White Nose Syndrome Developments
Monday, 01/16/12
By Jane Lindholm
We hear about the new positive developments in the battle against white nose syndrome in bats and get an update on the economic advancements underway in Newport.
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Vt. Group Sues To Stop Colorado Caving
Thursday, 07/07/11
A Vermont-based group trying to slow the spread of a fatal bat disease is suing a federal agency in hopes of blocking a recreational caving expedition in Colorado.
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Feds Will Consider Adding Bats To Endangered List
Tuesday, 06/28/11
By Neal Charnoff
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will consider protecting two species of bats that have been threatened by "white nose syndrome." That's a disease that has quickly spread through many bat species and killed more than one million animals.
VPR News
New Plan Launched To Fight White Nose Syndrome
Tuesday, 05/24/11
By Samantha Fields
The Interior Department has just launched a new federal plan to combat white nose syndrome, a disease that has already killed more than a million bats.
Vermont Edition
Federal Government Launches Plan To Combat White Nose Syndrome
Monday, 05/23/11
By Jane Lindholm
The federal government has launched a plan to combat white nose syndrome, the disease that has killed more than a million bats over the past few years. And research continues into the spread of the disease, how to manage it and how to protect bats.
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Bats In Your Attic? Be Kind To Them, Please
Monday, 04/25/11
By Neal Charnoff
State fish and wildlife officials are hoping homeowners will help insure the survival of the once-common little brown bat. Populations of the species have plummeted in recent years due to a disease known as white-nose syndrome.
VPR News
Bat Disease Spreads From Vermont To Western U.S.
Wednesday, 01/26/11
By Neal Charnoff
Vermont conservationists are warning that a disease responsible for killing millions of bats in the eastern United States is moving west. 
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Wildlife Officials Ask Public To Report On Bat Activity
Tuesday, 01/11/11
Similar to past winters, the Fish and Wildlife department is tracking changes in bat behavior as a result of White Nose Syndrome, which has afflicted hibernating bats throughout the state.
VPR News
Researchers Work To Save Bat Population
Thursday, 09/30/10
By Susan Keese
VPR's Susan Keese visits an abandoned mine in Windham County with researchers working to save the bats from extinction.
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Researchers Identify Drugs That May Combat Bat Disease
Tuesday, 09/14/10
By Susan Keese
Researchers have identified several drugs that work - at least in a laboratory - against the fungus that's destroying hibernating bat populations.
VPR News
White Nose Syndrome Update
Friday, 07/23/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm gets an update on the status of the bat illness White Nose Syndrome from Vermont Fish & Wildlife Biologist Scott Darling.
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Vermont Edition
Caving In Vermont
Friday, 07/23/10
By Jane Lindholm
Learn about the beauty spelunkers find in the state's 150 known caves. And, get an update on White Nose Syndrome, the fungus that has been killing the bats that live in these caves. Plus, VPR's Ross Sneyd provides analysis of the week's top political news.  And we listen back to to the voices in the news this week.
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White Nose Syndrome Affecting NH Bats
Tuesday, 04/13/10
Biologists say a winter survey of bats in New Hampshire shows that five of eight species have been affected by a fatal disease that has spread to bats in at least 11 states.
VPR News
White Nose Syndrome May Sweep Country
Wednesday, 03/10/10
By Lynne McCrea
A mysterious bat disease that was first detected in upstate New York and quickly spread to caves in Vermont may be on the verge of sweeping across the country.
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Bats Gven Anti-Fungal Treatments For White-Nose
Thursday, 02/11/10
Researchers trying to slow the spread of a disease that has killed more than a million bats are testing anti-fungal solutions in a hard-hit hibernation cave.
VPR News
Fish and Wildlife Wants To Hear Of Winter Bats
Tuesday, 02/02/10
The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to hear from people who spot bats outside this winter.
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Group Wants To Close Caves Nationwide To Protect Bats
Friday, 01/22/10
An advocacy group alarmed over the mass die-off of bats with white-nose syndrome has asked the Department of Interior to close all bat caves and mines on federal land nationwide.
VPR News
VT Edition: White Nose Syndrome Research
Thursday, 10/29/09
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm joins a group of biologists at the Greely Mine in Stockbridge to place healthy bats from Wisconsin in a cave to see if they contract white nose syndrome.
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Vermont Edition
Joe Citro: The Vermont Monster Guide
Thursday, 10/29/09
By Jane Lindholm
Writer Joe Citro tells stories of Vermont's home grown monsters!
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NH Fish and Game to study bat disease
Friday, 11/21/08
New Hampshire wildlife officials are raising money to find out if a deadly disease has reached the state's bat population.
VPR News
Lawmakers seek funding for bat disease research
Wednesday, 05/06/09
Congressional members from 13 states are asking the Obama administration for emergency funding to keep bats alive.
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Groups urge Congress to act on bat ailment
Friday, 05/22/09
More than 60 environmental and other organizations from across the country are urging Congress to increase funding for research into a disease that is killing bats in the eastern United States.
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