Evidence from the U.S., Canada, and Europe shows that wind turbines are responsible for an unprecedented number of bat fatalities. Estimates of bat deaths at wind turbines range from the tens of thousands to the hundreds of thousands each year.
But this does not mean we should abandon wind energy altogether. Scientists are studying how bats behave near wind farms to better understand how to mitigate the risk.
Read the whole story on the PLOS Ecology Blog: Bats and Wind Turbines.