Posts tagged: Bats

Wind Turbines Could lead to the Hoary Bat Extinction.

According to a University of California study that warns that hoary bats could go extinct. They found that the endangered hoary bat populations could decline by 90 percent in the next 50 years as more wind turbines are built. They found that the endangered hoary bat populations could decline by 90 percent in the next […]

Wednesday March 8th, 2017 in , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wind Turbines Could lead to the Hoary Bat Extinction.

Bat ‘Super Immunity’ Could Help Protect People

For the first time researchers have uncovered a unique ability in bats which allows them to carry but remain unaffected by lethal diseases. Unlike humans, bats keep their immune systems switched on 24/7 and scientists believe this could hold the key to protecting people from deadly diseases like Ebola. Bats are a natural host for […]

Tuesday September 6th, 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Bat ‘Super Immunity’ Could Help Protect People

Bats Take Dangerous Flight Into the Wind Farm

Wind turbines attract bats. They seem to appear particularly appealing to female noctule bats in early summer. In a pilot study, researchers of the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin noticed this when they tracked the flight paths of noctule bats, Nyctalus noctula, using the latest GPS tracking devices. The bats […]

Tuesday August 23rd, 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Bats Take Dangerous Flight Into the Wind Farm

Record Fines for UK Property Developer who Destroyed Bat Roost

A property developer who destroyed a bat roost has been ordered to pay record compensation under a law usually deployed against drug dealers. Isar Enterprises was told to pay £10,730 in fines, costs and a confiscation of profits order after it failed to obtain the legally required licence to remove a roost of brown long-eared bats from […]

Monday March 21st, 2016 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Record Fines for UK Property Developer who Destroyed Bat Roost

Wintering Bats in Rhode Island

Several species of bats that spend the summer in Rhode Island have experienced dramatic declines in their populations because of white-nose syndrome, the fungal disease discovered in 2007 that infects bats in the caves and mines where they hibernate for the winter. Little brown bats, for instance, the most abundant species in the region prior […]

Wednesday February 24th, 2016 in , , , | Comments Off on Wintering Bats in Rhode Island

Wind Industry Plans Serious Changes to Protect Bats

Migratory bats, for some reason, have a lethal attraction to wind turbines. Now, they may get help via “feathering.” New industry guidelines, to be announced Thursday, aim to save tens of thousands of bats each year by idling turbines at low wind speeds during peak bat migration season. They could reduce by a third the […]

Wednesday September 2nd, 2015 in , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wind Industry Plans Serious Changes to Protect Bats

Turbine Decision Creating Turmoil

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY – Disappointment in last week’s decision to approve 27 wind turbines in southern Prince Edward County ranges far beyond the borders of the municipality, A trio of conservation groups, including Nature Canada, Ontario Nature, and American Bird Conservancy have joined Mayor Robert Quaiff in lambasting the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) decision […]

Wednesday July 22nd, 2015 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Turbine Decision Creating Turmoil

Wind Turbines At Center of Bat Protection Rules

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering requests from the wind energy industry to exempt wind turbines in Wisconsin and nationwide from new rules to protect threatened bats, even as a fungal disease has killed millions of the creatures. Because of the disease, white-nose syndrome, the federal agency listed the northern long-eared bat as threatened. […]

Sunday July 19th, 2015 in , , , , | Comments Off on Wind Turbines At Center of Bat Protection Rules