A few years ago I wrote a feature about white-nose syndrome, the devastating exotic disease that has wiped out millions of bats in the eastern US. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, the plague is now moving westward into Nebraska, and if a cure isn't found soon scientists worry it will infect such meccas for America's flying mammals as Carlsbad Caverns. Who wants to live in a world without bats?
William H. Funk
I'm a freelance writer focusing on natural history, conservation, and environmental law, policy and politics.