Endangered Species Recovers, in Rare Good News for Bats

With bats — important pollinators and insect pest controllers — under siege from white-nose syndrome, the Chiroptera animal order got some rare good news Tuesday, when the Fish and Wildlife Service said the lesser long-nosed bat has recovered sufficiently to be removed from the endangered species list.

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Cleveland Waste Worker Rails Against Ban on Talking to Press

A heavy equipment operator claims Cleveland is enforcing a media ban that prevents her and other workers from speaking out about sexually harassing behavior and dangerous conditions at a city plant, including the dumping of toxic waste and a raccoon infestation.

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