Monday and Tuesday I've was back in Hawaii, meeting with refuge and law enforcement staff, and visiting some truly inspirational places.
On Wednesday, I arrived in Miami with Secretary Salazar for the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalism. I got lucky this year; it was the first time the conference has ever been held in a place with a subtropical climate.
When you think Miami (and Everglades country down in southern Florida) you think sunshine, but when we landed it was raining and cool.
Today, we feature Dan's Los Angeles Times op-ed on a deadly bat disease called white-nose syndrome. The disease is killing bats, seriously affecting the economy and the environment.
October 12, 2011
By Dan Ashe
It's October, which means that bats are once again having their annual star turn, popping up on classroom bulletin boards and store windows across America. But this year, actual living bats in North America aren't so abundant. They are being decimated by a deadly health epidemic.