White-nose syndrome infects bats with a fungus and can be fatal. It started in New York and has moved as far south as Alabama. Georgia Department of Natural Resources scientists believe it will hit our state sometime this year. So they want to get a handle on the state’s bat population.
A Pew Research Center study shows the wealth gap between whites and minority residents in the U.S. widened sharply during the Recession. The finding is especially notable in Georgia, where the minority population is large and growing.