I was saddened to read this morning that wind turbines kill bats as well as birds if not carefully sited. The bats don't even have to collide with the turbine sails – the air pressure they create bursts the bats' lungs! The article the link takes you to shows how the wind farm in question was very badly sited with regard to bats (or perhaps I should say it was sited without regard to bats!) and they are now having to switch the turbines off at night. Very inefficient, but mainly sad for the bats because I'm sure it's happening elsewhere too.
bagitha Wed 19-Oct-11 10:11:11
jinglej Wed 19-Oct-11 10:47:04
carboncareful Wed 19-Oct-11 16:59:35