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« Topic Start: August 25, 2008, 10:08:43 pm »

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Wind Turbines Give Bats the "Bends," Study Finds

Wind turbines can kill bats without touching them by causing a bends-like condition due to rapidly dropping air pressure, new research suggests.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/08/080825-bat-bends.html?source=rss
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« Reply #1: August 25, 2008, 10:11:49 pm »

I wasn't quite sure where to put this.

Wind Turbines Give Bats the "Bends," Study Finds

Wind turbines can kill bats without touching them by causing a bends-like condition due to rapidly dropping air pressure, new research suggests.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/08/080825-bat-bends.html?source=rss

I know that some people also oppose wind turbines because of problems they cause birds.  It would be nice to find work-around technologies for this issue in the future, but I can't imagine that birds and bats are any better off being engulfed by toxic coal fumes.

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« Reply #2: August 25, 2008, 10:32:02 pm »

I know that some people also oppose wind turbines because of problems they cause birds.  It would be nice to find work-around technologies for this issue in the future, but I can't imagine that birds and bats are any better off being engulfed by toxic coal fumes.

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The first thing I thought was "Well shit." I knew about birds, but the bats were something I hadn't heard about.
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« Reply #3: August 26, 2008, 12:26:12 am »

The first thing I thought was "Well shit."
Yeah, that.  <sigh>

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