|Erratic bat behavior at Great Smoky park may be linked to lethal syndrome|
The Washington Post - 1/20/2013. By Darryl Fears - Large groups of bats in the nation’s most popular national park appear to be stricken with white-nose syndrome, a deadly fungus that’s wiping out a variety of bat species up and down the East Coast, a possible extinction event, some biologists say.
|Warnings From a Flabby Mouse|
The New York Times - 1/19/2013. By Nicholas D. Kristof - One of the puzzles of the modern world is why we humans are growing so tubby. Maybe these two mice offer a clue. They’re genetically the same, raised in the same lab and given the same food and chance to exercise. The only difference is that the top one was exposed at birth to just one part per billion of an endocrine-disrupting chemical.
|Rootworms resistant to Monsanto corn found in two states|
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 1/19/2013. By Jack Kaskey, Bloomberg News - The Environmental Protection Agency said rootworms in Illinois and Iowa have become resistant to an insecticide produced by Monsanto Co. corn, and four more states likely have resistant worms.
|Maine potato industry watching negotiations with Mexico|
Bangor Daily News - 1/19/2013. By Jen Lynds - Political leaders and potato industry officials have joined counterparts from other states in a bid to urge President Obama to secure a broader market for U.S. potatoes in Mexico.