recognizing Arthur C. Clarke’s third law

High on a windy hill, the turbine did whine.

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bat infraredWind turbines, like those used to generate electricity in wind farms, are killing bats without even touching them. The primary theory for this tragic reality is that the change in atmospheric pressure is enough to cause hemorrhaging in the bats’ lungs.

A Boston University study in the Journal of Wildlife Management used infrared video (pictured) in its research. You can read the entire report here [pdf link].

(Title lyric by Neil Young/Crazy Horse.)


Written by chris

June 23, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Posted in Hardware, Uncategorized

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