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Geography in the News: Bats Dying

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Bats Dying: An Epidemic A deadly disease is destroying native bat populations in North America. Unfortunately, the “white-nose syndrome,” as the disease is named, is spreading more quickly than scientists had anticipated. The white-nose syndrome is just the latest threat to the world’s bat…

Geography in the News: Tragic Deaths of Amphibians

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Dying Frogs, Salamanders, and Other Amphibians A deadly fungus is attacking Earth’s amphibian species. Unfortunately, the disease seems to be winning and its price may be the extinction of frogs, toads and salamanders. The disease, called chytridiomycosis, or chytrid for short, has been decimating…

Why Has the Darwin’s Frog Likely Gone Extinct?

Deep in the forests of Chile, a frog has gone silent, possibly forever—and an epidemic fungus may be the culprit.

Phallus Mushroom Found in Lam Dong, Vietnam

The two-inch fungus with a brown head, first discovered off Africa in 2009, has been found in the forests of Vietnam, scientists say.

Beer Gut: Man’s Belly Brews Own Beer

Exposure to brewer’s yeast allowed a man’s stomach to ferment its own beer, a new study says.

Top 10 Headlines Today: Exotic New Matter, Continental Collision…

The top stories on National Geographic’s radar today: An exotic new form of matter may have been discovered in subatomic particles, a new subduction zone between Europe and America is slowly pulling the continents together, and…