16 Jan '12, 7pm

Science helps bats navigate wind turbines #green

Science helps bats navigate wind turbines #green

"Increasing the wind speed at which turbines begin to spin and produce energy to the grid has proven to be an effective way to reduce bat fatalities. However, bat activity levels depend on more than just wind speed," study researcher Ted Weller, an ecologist at PSW, said in a statement. "Our work demonstrates the use of a decision-making tool that could protect bats when fatality risk is highest while maximizing energy production on nights with a low chance of fatalities."

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/science-...

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