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Wind Turbines Are Deadly To Bats

More than a half-million bats were killed by flying into high-speed wind energy turbines last year, according to new research scheduled for publication next week in the journal BioScience.Previous estimates had said that the clean-energy producing mechanisms were responsible from between 33,000 to 880,000, but a new analysis of dead bats found at wind turbine sites conducted by University of Colorado-Denver researchers places that figure at over 600,000.In a statement, the university calls the discovery “a serious blow to creatures who pollinate crops and help control flying insects,” while study author Dr. Mark Hayes, a research associate in

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16 Nov
Steve Momorella @GreenNewsDaily
Wind Turbines Responsible For 600000 Bat Deaths In 2012 #green http://t.co/pZ2Mq4HS0J
16 Nov
GreenEnergyInfo @GreenEnergyInfo
Wind Turbines Responsible For 600000 Bat Deaths In 2012 #green http://t.co/n6X1Xx3PhQ