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Wind Turbines and Bats

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Hayes, a researcher at the University of Colorado Denver said of the results of his study, "The development and expansion of wind energy facilities is a key threat to bat populations in North America." He added, "Dead bats are being found underneath wind turbines across North America. The estimate of bat fatalities is probably conservative." According to the study, more than 600,000 bats were killed by wind energy turbines in 2012. Bats, while they often get a bad rap, are prodigious eaters of flying insects such as houseflies and m

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