White Nose Syndrome http://iowapublicradio.org en Scientists Fight Bat Fungus in a "Race Against Time" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/scientists-fight-bat-fungus-race-against-time <p>As the weather gets colder, bats will soon head into hibernation. But Iowa’s bat population is at an important juncture: Scientists are watching to see whether a devastating fungus that has already been discovered once in the state, will infect cave-dwelling bats.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:04:11 +0000 Sarah McCammon 29565 at http://iowapublicradio.org Scientists Fight Bat Fungus in a "Race Against Time" Wildlife Day: Bats http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-bats <p>Host Charity Nebbe and wildlife biologist Jim Pease discuss the role bats play in Iowa's ecosystem, human-bat interactions and <a href="http://whitenosesyndrome.org/">White Nose Syndrome</a>--a disease that has killed <a href="http://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/news/north-american-bat-death-toll-exceeds-55-million-white-nose-syndrome">more than 5.7 million</a> bats in the U.S. since 2006 when it was discovered in New York State.</p><p></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:45:40 +0000 Charity Nebbe 27388 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: Bats