Tag: bat cave

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 12

Written by | June 12th, 2013

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There’s happy news for chimps in today’s green news.

  1. Lab testing on chimps may be ending in the U.S. (Treehugger)
  2. Bloomberg unveiled a massive plan to protect the Big Apple from future effects of climate change. (Huffington Post)
  3. But we’re sure it would help to have the world get on track with its climate goals. Here’s how one study says it can. (Grist)
  4. Those bird apps that mimic birdsong? They’re harming birds. (BBC News)
  5. Proposed housing development + existing (and massive) bat cave = major debate. (NPR)

Cool Green Scientist: Cave Man Cory Holliday

Written by | October 2nd, 2012

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Meet the man behind the artificial bat cave, Cory Holliday. His life underground has been filled with adventures: from being stuck in cave passages to discovering new species. Now he prepares for a bigger challenge: stopping the spread of white-nose syndrome.

Of Bats and Men

Written by | September 28th, 2012

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When it comes to bats and people, our relationship has been…complicated. People have shot them, destroyed them, reviled them. But now, citizen conservationists, coupled with the best science, may be the best hope for bat populations to emerge from the threats of white-nose syndrome.

Building the “Cave of Dreams”

Written by | September 26th, 2012

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Sure, you can build an artificial bat cave, and they will come. But how do you make it perfect? Hint: It’s more than digging a hole in the ground.

Bad Days in Bat Caves

Written by | September 25th, 2012

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Conservationists feel helpless in the face of white-nose syndrome, a disease wiping out millions of bats. But research may have found a solution. Learn about the knowledge that led to the first-of-its-kind artificial bat cave.

Live from the Artificial Bat Cave

Written by | September 24th, 2012

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Bats are dying by the millions. Science has yet to find answers. Can a new experiment in Tennessee offer hope? Join our blogger on the front line of the battle to save cave bats in the United States.

Haunted (Bat) House!

Written by | October 26th, 2009

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Late October brings a slight chill to the air and shadows fall early as we dare to tip-toe through the bat trailer. Secreted within a dark corner of The Nature Conservancy’s 12,000-acre Disney Wilderness Preserve in Florida, this trailer is not for the timid. A rare maternity colony of southeastern big-eared bats has claimed the trailer as home. […]

Evening Bat Flights: One of Nature’s Great Spectacles

Written by | October 13th, 2009

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Yes, I’m an avid birder and professional bird conservationist — but that doesn’t mean I don’t take time for other flying things…like hundreds of thousands of bats. I took a few days off in late August and went down to visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park in southeastern New Mexico, an easy drive for me from […]

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