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Northeast / Bat Deaths #898308

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 06, 2008
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Kingston, New York: Daniel Sieberg) Research to discover why bats are dying in the Northeast featured; scenes shown of sick and dead bats in an abandoned mine in Kingston, New York; details given of theories, including “white nose syndrome,” climate change and pesticides. [New York state wildlife biologist Al HICKS†- says they’re starving to death.] [New York State wildlife pathologist Ward STONE†- says they’re warning us there are ecological changes taking place.] [Bat Conservation International founder Merlin TUTTLE†- says without them, whole ecosystems could be jeopardized.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Tomorrow’s story on disappearing bees noted.

Couric, Katie;
Sieberg, Daniel

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