Bats Worth Billions to Agriculture

Pest-control services provided by insect-eating bats in the United States likely save the U.S. agricultural industry at least $3 billion a year, and yet insectivorous bats are among the most overlooked economically important, non-domesticated animals in North America, according to an analysis published recently in Science magazine’s Policy Forum.

Bowers Earns Master’s Degree

SCRANTON, Pa. — Lauren E. Bowers of Linden was among the 46 students earning doctoral degrees in physical therapy and 700 earning master’s degrees from The University of Scranton, both of which are records for the Jesuit university.