Saturday, January 24, 2009

Here's a big downside...

to one form of sustainable energy. Wind farms are appearing on the landscape in rapidly increasing numbers as a clean energy alternative for power generation. Unfortunately, bat mortality is alarmingly high at these sites and there is concern of significant impact to certain species.

The description of the problem: Bat Fatalities at Wind Turbines: Investigating the Causes and Consequences

An interesting explanation of the cause of death: Bat deaths from wind turbines explained

Bats need friends.

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