Credit Greg Turner/Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources
This bat is affected by White Nose Syndrome, a deadly virus that has killed more than 1 million on the East Coast.
Attitudes about how best to protect Colorado bats from the spread of a deadly fungus is sparking debate and litigation. On Wednesday, the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management. The issue stems from permits the agency plans to issue to recreational cavers during a national convention later this month in Glenwood Springs.
Colorado Senator Michael Bennet says he favors a long-term solution on trimming the federal deficit rather than a short-term compromise on raising the debt-ceiling, a move that mirrors calls by President Obama ahead of a planned White House meeting Thursday.