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Mysterious Bat Killer Still Marching Across U.S.
Animals  (tags: bats killer, fungus, N. America, spreading, sad, health, disease, wildlife, habitat )

Giana
- 248 days ago - news.discovery.com
The fungus that causes the deadly White Nose Syndrome in bats has been discovered on the wings of four bats in caves in Minnesota, adding another state to the growing list of where the disease has spread.
Bees 'Self-Medicate' When Infected With Some Pathogens
Animals  (tags: bees, pathogens, infections, bees 'self-medicate', propolis, fungus, plant resins and wax, antifungal, antibacterial, Dr. Michael Simone-Finstrom, NC State U )

Judy
- 746 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Research from North Carolina State University shows that honey bees "self-medicate" when their colony is infected with a harmful fungus, bringing in increased amounts of antifungal plant resins to ward off the pathogen.
Cause Confirmed for Devastating White Nose Syndrome Bat Disease
Animals  (tags: Bats, WNS, White Nose Syndrome, Disease, fungus, Geomyces destructans, Plague, millions dead pollination, bug reduction, endangered, protection, cure, Federal Funding Needed )

Kenny
- 903 days ago - batcon.org
The U.S. Geological Survey's National Wildlife Health Center and its partners confirmed today that the fungus Geomyces destructans is the cause of White-nose Syndrome (WNS), the deadly disease that is devastating bat populations across North America.
The Dirty Secret Behind Rhino Horn Consumption
Animals  (tags: south africa, government, rhino, rhinoceros, macpherson, fungus, fungi, endangered species, wildlife, asia, india, petition, nail biting, rhino horn capsules, kenya, elephant, poaching, human hair, myth, fountain of youth, aphrodisiac, keratin )

Deb
- 997 days ago - bellaonline.com
It is time to dispel the myths of rhinoceros horn being an effective aphrodisiac and the purported fountain of youth. Let us shed light on how our ignorance is killing off an endangered species.
Scientists Find Drugs, Antiseptics That May Help Fight Fungus That's Wiping Out Bats
Animals  (tags: animals, bats, fungus, treatment )

Michelle
- 1312 days ago - startribune.com
Scientists may have found some ways to help the nation's bats, which are being wiped out by a novel fungal disease.
FROGS ~ Greatest Mass Extinction Since Dinosaurs
Animals  (tags: frogs, fungus, disappearing, extinction )

Vicky
- 1453 days ago - pbs.org
Video about the deadly fungus, chytrid that is wiping out various species of frogs around the world and the inability to stop it. Can we beat the clock before all amphibians are gone?
Security Colony Set Up for Bats Stalked By Killer Fungus
Animals  (tags: Bat, Fungus, Colony )

Nancy
- 1485 days ago - blogs.nationalgeographic.com
An estimated million bats have died in the northeastern United States from white-nose syndrome, a disease characterized by a white cold-loving fungus that invades the skin of the bat.
Extreme" Fungus Found - A Clue to World Frog Declines
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, frogs, fungus, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 1604 days ago - ecoworldly.com
In the 1980's, amphibian researchers conducting species inventories in Australia, began noticing dramatic (up to 50%) declines in the populations of certain frogs. Soon, other researchers on other continents were also noting declining species counts, and
Ants Use Bacteria to Make Their Gardens Grow
Animals  (tags: Ants, Fungus, Gardens )

Nancy
- 1605 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Leaf-cutter ants, which cultivate fungus for food, have many remarkable qualities.
Termites Create Sustainable Monoculture Fungus Farming
Animals  (tags: Fungus, monoculture, crops )

Nancy
- 1608 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Food production of modern human societies is mostly based on large-scale monoculture crops, but it now appears that advanced insect societies have the same practice.
Fungus Threat to Amphibian Species - World
Animals  (tags: world, frogs, threatened, endangered, fungus, amphibians, habitat )

Chrissy
- 1797 days ago - news.com.au
A GLOBAL assessment of all 5743 known amphibian species has found a type of fungus is threatening to wipe out a third of them. The amphibian chytrid fungus has already caused at least six Queensland species to become extinct over the past 30 years.
Critically Endangered "Mountain Chicken" Frog Last Haven Invaded By Deadly Chytrid Fungus
Animals  (tags: mountain chicken frog, invaded, fungus, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 1858 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
Experts from Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust have flown out to join Montserrat's Forestry Department as there are fears a deadly fungal disease that is decimating amphibian populations globally has reached one of the only Caribbean islands to have
Suffering in Silence
Animals  (tags: new zealand, wildlife, wild animals, amphibians, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, protection, fungus )

Jacquelin
- 2027 days ago - nzherald.co.nz
Dr Phil Bishop is happy. Some frogs have croaked, as in died. Why does that bring a smile to his face? Because he is confident he can isolate the cause of death, in this case a fungus he has been researching for the past five years. In August, a Dunedi
Origin of Frog-Killing Fungus Probed
Animals  (tags: wildlife, amphibians, frogs, fungus, killing, endangered, extinction )

Jacquelin
- 2444 days ago - cosmosmagazine.com
SYDNEY: A new study is providing vital clues to the origin of a deadly disease ripping through global frog populations - it also suggests the chytrid fungus is much hardier than thought. The research helps to confirm that the disease is a newly spread
   

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