renewable energy devastates the wildlife …

The wind industry is destroying our environment, thousands of bats at a time. The best defence against crop eating insects are threatened by wind turbines around the world, says this latest research. It’s getting worse:

Bats are known to be some of the world’s savviest aerial acrobats. Using their mysterious sonar system and shape-shifting wings, bats adeptly swerve and swoop and dive in flight to avoid collisions with both stable and moving objects.

And yet bats stand no chance against a 200-meter high wind turbine with blades the length of a football field, spinning at speeds up to 275 km per hour. Even if their tiny bodies can avoid a blunt-force collision with one of these merciless steel beasts, just the act of drawing near to a wind turbine may nonetheless expose bats to jarring air pressure changes that cause fatal lung damage (barotrauma).  The latter is the main reason why bat carcasses can be found scattered beneath wind turbines at locations across the world. […]

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(Via Greenie Watch)

Birds, as well as bats are an essential part of farming practices, for insect control as well as pollination of trees, and now the rush to renewable energy is destroying our future! At least the total bird kill from Ivanpah Solar Plant is a bit lower than last year!

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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