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Bat die-off prompts request from feds to stay out of caves

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A federal agency is asking people to stay out of caves while scientists struggle to figure out what’s killing so many of the bats that live in them. It’s been three years since officials with the state Department of Environmental Conservation first found dead bats in a Schoharie County cave. It was next spotted in Albany County, and since then it has spread to at least seven other states. The affected bats were found with ...

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