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When Blade Meets Bat: Unexpected Bat Kills Threaten Future Wind Farms

The interaction of bats and wind turbines is emerging as a major and unexpected problem in northern Appalachia. From mid-August through October 2003, during the fall migration period, at least 400 bats died at FPL Energy’s 44-turbine Mountaineer Wind Energy Center on Backbone Mountain
in West Virginia.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-04-08 13:46:36
Description The interaction of bats and wind turbines is emerging as a major and unexpected problem in northern Appalachia. From mid-August through October 2003, during the fall migration period, at least 400 bats died at FPL Energy’s 44-turbine Mountaineer Wind Energy Center on Backbone Mountain
in West Virginia.
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Source Scientific American Magazine
Keyword Bat behavior, Bat fatalities, Bat kill, Wind power, Wind turbines
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-04-08 13:36:13
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Date Last Modified 2010-04-20 13:46:01
Creator Wendy Williams
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-04-08 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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