I’ll take any scrap of good environmental news I can find these days, so I jumped all over a report from SevenDays, the independent Vermont publication, that little brown bats in that state are showing signs of starting to adapt to white-nose syndrome.

White-nose syndrome kills by disrupting bats’ sleep cycle during winter hibernation, rousing the animals to move around and take flight. With no food available to replenish their energy stores, the bats starve or freeze to death outside their caves. Rebounding populations suggest some little brown bats can resist the frequent arousal pattern that kills other species, according to bat expert Bennett and other biologists.

Here’s the whole story.

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