December 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS (AP) The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks is asking the Forest Service to hold off on opening a road that is close to a bat cave in the Black Hills.
August 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic
CANTON (AP) The owners of a South Dakota roofing company say they’re getting more calls these days for their side business, which is bat removal and control. Continue Reading
May 16, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
HELENA, Mont. (AP) A wildlife advocacy group is suing the U.S. Forest Service for the release of documents that discuss the agency’s plans to keep a disease that has already killed millions of bats in the U.S. and Canada from spreading to the Northern Rocky Mountains. Continue Reading
May 15, 2012 in The Daily Republic
The “ping” of baseball season has been replaced this year with a sound that may seem unfamiliar to those born after, say, 1965.
May 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic
CUSTER (AP) Officials with the Black Hills National Forest are asking cave enthusiasts to continue honoring a 2-year-old closure of about 200 caves and old mines designed to prevent the spread of a deadly bat disease.
April 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune
The sound of bat hitting ball is a little different this season in the area’s prep ballparks.
For the first time, all U.S. high school baseball teams are required to use a new bat that is intended to improve safety. At the same time, the bat is tempering offensive performances and changing the way teams pitch and play defense. Continue Reading
April 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) The U.S. Forest Service is considering lifting a two-year closure of caves and abandoned mines in Colorado and several other states after imposing it in an effort to halt a deadly fungal outbreak that affects bats. Continue Reading
February 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Flu bugs are common in humans, birds and pigs and have even been seen in dogs, horses, seals and whales, among others. About five years ago, Russian virologists claimed finding flu in bats, but they never offered evidence – until now. Continue Reading