Wind Turbines Kill Bats?

I just came across this story on Discovery. It seems that the air pressure drop caused by wind turbines is sufficient to cause the lungs of bats to pretty much blow up.

That just amazes me. You just never know what impacts you will cause when you’re trying to do right.

I would imagine this is going to be a tough one to beat. How do you keep bats and birds from flying into hazardous areas like this, especially when the bats are avoiding the actual blades of the turbines?

This is the kind of thing that will no doubt continue to challenge scientists as we try to use greener sources of energy. Some of the impacts we have just cannot be forecast.

2 replies on “Wind Turbines Kill Bats?”

  1. Kisha says:

    Wow that’s something I never would have thought of.

  2. Ash says:

    Ugh, no bueno!

    Maybe the bats could avoid the turbines. And we could supplement with solar energy…

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