Wind Turbines Contributing to Decline of Bat Population

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Wind turbines are a major threat to bats.

Wind turbines are killing many thousands of bats contributing to a population decline that may be costing farmers millions of pounds, say researchers.   Scientists found the blades of wind turbines were a major threat to bats particularly when they are migrating.

Peru Battles Rabid Vampire Bats After 500 People Bitten

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Vampire Bats Trouble Peru
Peru’s health ministry has sent emergency teams to a remote Amazon region to battle an outbreak of rabies spread by vampire bats. Four children in the Awajun indigenous tribe died after being bitten by the bloodsucking mammals.

Health workers have given rabies vaccine to more than 500 people who have also been attacked. Some experts have linked mass vampire bat attacks on people in the Amazon to deforestation. The rabies outbreak is focused on the community of Urakusa in the north-eastern Peruvian Amazon, close to the border with Ecuador.

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Humans Can Develop Echolocation Used By Dolphins And Bats

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In a new research, scientists have shown that human beings can develop echolocation, the system of acoustic signals used by dolphins and bats to explore their surroundings.  The research was conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Alcala de Henares (UAH) in Spain.

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Biologist Discovers Pink-Winged Moth

Biologists Discover Pink-Winged Moth

New moth species, Lithophane leeae 

University of Arizona biologist Bruce Walsh has identified a new species of moth in southern Arizona. Normally, this is not a big deal. The region is one of the most biologically rich areas in the country and collectors have been finding hundreds of new species for decades. This one, however, is different.

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