Wind turbines can be deadly for bats

Wind turbines can be deadly for bats.

Each year tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands are thought to fall victim to the tall, whirling turbines.

Now, footage from heat-sensitive cameras suggests one reason why. Air currents at wind turbines appear to mimic the way air flows around tall trees.

Tree bats in particular use these air flows to find food, other bats and a place to roost. Following similar air flows at wind turbines may lead more tree bats than non-tree bats to their deaths, scientists suggest September 29 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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