The State of Things 11:00 am Thu June 20, 2013
Credit Photo courtesy Ryan von Linden/New York Department of Environmental Conservation
An emerging disease known as White Nose Syndrome has wiped out bats across the Northeast, and now it’s spreading in the North Carolina mountains.
Mass bat die-offs could have huge implications for the state’s ecology and economy.
Host Frank Stasio learns more from Matina Kalcounis-Ruppell, associate professor of biology at UNC Greensboro, and Gabrielle Graeter, wildlife diversity
biologist with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.