European Bats Resistant to Deadly Fungus

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A little brown bat afflicted with white-nose syndrome. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons Since 2006, bat populations in the northeastern United States have been decimated by a mysterious condition known as ” white-nose syndrome .” Caused by a fungus, Geomyces destructans , the syndrome occurs after hibernating bats develop the powdery-white fungal coating around their nose and on their wings. Victims wake and fly from the cave, burning precious fat stores and eventually starving to death

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The US Imports 1.5 Billion Barrels of Oil a Year from "Dangerous or Unstable" Nations

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You may have heard this song before, but it’s one well worth replaying: the United States imports 4 million barrels of oil a day–adding up to 1.5 billion a year–at a cost of nearly $1 billion a day. That’s $1 billion dollars a day that we’re sending to nations with governments that are listed as “unstable or dangerous” by the US State Department. This is not a sustainable practice on any level–just look at the infographic above to get a more distinct grasp of how much money we’re spending, and where it’s going

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