Amphibians are dying at record rates around the world, due, in part, to a nasty fungal disease we’ve helped spread. And another fungus is killing millions of bats in eastern North America. It all seems pretty hopeless…but there’s a group of scientists who aren’t discouraged. Instead, they’re trying to use anti-fungal bacteria (some of which naturally occurs on the skin of frogs, toads and bats) to help them fight the disease. It’s really creative, fascinating and important work — but it’s also really difficult. I wrote about it in my latest story for High Country News.