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Melbourne’s bats cooled by mist system
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As temperatures rise, Melbourne’s bats get their own sprinkler system

On the hottest days, a refreshing mist will cool down flying foxes, which have suffered mass death in Australian heat waves.
Deforestation brings bat-borne virus home to roost

Deforestation brings bat-borne virus home to roost

Habitat loss and food shortages have pushed bats into closer proximity to horses and humans, fueling Hendra virus spillover, a new study suggests.
Climate change will accelerate viral spillovers, study finds

Climate change will accelerate viral spillovers, study finds

In a warming world, bats in Southeast Asia will be especially prone to spreading viruses to other mammals, researchers found.
Saving the bats, one cave at a time
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Saving the bats, one cave at a time

Biologists are searching caves and abandoned mines in the West, hoping to spare many species of the winged creatures from the devastating fungus, white-nose syndrome.
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