Wind Turbines Could Be Cause of Bat Deaths

Wind Turbines Could Be Cause of Bat Deaths

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Wind Turbines Could Be Cause of Bat Deaths

The Bat Conservation Trust in the UK says that wind turbines are the cause behind a number of the flying mammals’ deaths.

The Bat Conservation Trust in the UK says that wind turbines are the cause behind a number of the flying mammals’ deaths.

Throughout the UK, bats are a protected species, and causing harm to one on purpose is a serious issue.

Said a Scottish trust official of the turbine threat, “People think the danger is bats getting hit by the blade but the danger is barotrauma, where they are popped from the inside.”

Barotrauma is a condition that results from changes in air or water pressure, and in humans can be brought on by flying and diving.

For the bats, it doesn’t just cause their ears to plug up, it can cause vital...

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