Friday, January 12, 2018

Climate change as a matter of fact: Bats brains boil in Australia

Australia's Heat Wave Fries Bats' Brains, Hundreds Found Dead.  (NPR, 1/10/2018)
Hundreds of fur-covered flying fox bats, which lack sufficient canopy cover and shade in Australia's suburbs, died outside Sydney over the weekend as temperatures soared to 117 degrees F, the hottest it's been since 1939.  
Flying fox bats help in the regeneration of Australia's forests, pollinating and dispersing the seeds of numerous native plant species.

Related news:
Thousands of bats drop dead from trees in Australia heatwave.  (Stuff, 2/14/2017) 
Heatwave hell as 5000 dead bats drop from trees in Casino, northern NSW.  (Daily Telegraph, 11/24/2014)
Killer climate: tens of thousands of flying foxes dead in a day.  (The Conversation, 2/24/2014)
100,000 bats fall dead from the sky during a heatwave in Australia.  (Telegraph, 1/8/2014)

Previous climate change as a matter of fact posts:
Green sea turtles of the Great Barrier Reef.  (1/11/2018)
U.S. military bases around the world.  (1/8/2018)
Maine shrimp season.  (12/27/2017)
Beavers migrate to Arctic.  (12/24 /2017)
Rising seas + draining underground aquifers = Jakarta disaster.  (12/22/2017)
U.S. Department of Defense.  (12/16/2017)
Shrinking sea ice in the Arctic Ocean.  (12/14/2017)
Emaciated polar bear.  (12/9/2017)
California fires.  (12/8/2017)
Wisconsin.  (11/16/2017)
Hampton Roads, Virginia.  (11/4/2017)
U.S. military bases.  (9/22/2017)
Georgia peach orchards.  (9/18/2017)
Northeast U.S. pine forests.  (8/29/2017)
Tangier Island, Virginia.  (8/25/2017)
South of the Arctic Circle in Alaska. (8/25/2017)
New Orleans.  (8/12/2017)
Kenya.  (7/23/2017)
Portugal.  (6/19/2017)
The Netherlands.  (6/19/2017)
Brazil.  (6/8/2017)

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