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Could Heating Caves Save The Bats?

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Could Heating Caves Save The Bats?

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Could Heating Caves Save The Bats?

Could Heating Caves Save The Bats?

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Tens of thousands of bats have been dropping dead in the Northeast, all exhibiting symptoms of the poorly understood "white-nose syndrome." Ecologist Justin Boyles explains how installing heated boxes in caves could help hibernating bats with white-nose syndrome survive the winter.