Bat discovery in Michigan, USA


This video says about itself:

BAT SENSE – by Nature Video

This stunning slow motion footage shows how bats use echolocation to find water. We know how bats echolocate to hunt insects, but this is the first study to show how they recognise large, flat objects like ponds. Moreover, by testing young bats that had never encountered a pond or river before, the researchers showed that bats seem to have a built-in ability to recognize these important features of their environment. Read the original research paper here.

By Lindsay Knake in the USA:

Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge study finds two new bat species

November 13, 2013 at 10:31 AM

JAMES TOWNSHIP, MI — Two new bat species are visiting the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in Saginaw County.

Employees of the federal wildlife network and Eastern Michigan University staff found the hoary bat and red bat during an exploratory survey to see what types of bats are in the refuge and how abundant they are.

The study located 229 bats, including 222 big brown bats, four red bats, three hoary bats and two little brown bats.

Hoary bats are the most common in North America and have a body about the size of a mouse, according to the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.

Red bats live in habitats with sparse human population, according to U-M.

Although little brown bats once were the most populous bat species at the refuge, a fungus called white nose syndrome has killed most of the little brown bats, according to refuge employees.

Detroit students against Syria war, video


This video from the USA says about itself:

Detroit students speak against Syria war

6 sep 2013
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality interviewed students at Wayne State University Friday while building for a demonstration next week against the drive to war in Syria.

The demonstration will take place Monday, September 9, at 3:00 p.m. at the flagpoles at Gullen Mall and Merrick St. For a map, click here.

With mounting opposition at home and abroad to war against Syria, the Pentagon is reportedly preparing for far more extensive bombing of the country than originally suggested: here.

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s appearance at the G20 summit in St Petersburg made clear his government is determined to do everything possible to aid the US to advance plans for a military attack on Syria, despite its own defeat in parliament last week: here.

Fact check: Obama’s Syria case still lacks proof: here.

A century and a half ago, the British journalist, lawyer and parliamentarian Sir William Harcourt faced down a public clamor for Britain to intervene in the American Civil War. Writing under the pen name “Historicus” in The Times of London, Sir William argued that military intervention was like revolution: “a high and summary procedure which may sometimes snatch a remedy beyond the reach of law,” but “its essence is illegality and its justification is its success”: here.

Jamaicans against war on Syria: here.