Wind energy: A scare for bats and birds [Audio Podcast]
Author(s):Cryan, P. and J.T. Wilson
Several USGS scientists are investigating the problem of fatal bat and bird collisions with wind turbines. Certain species of migratory bats seem particularly vulnerable to fatal encounters with wind turbines. But why? In this podcast interview, USGS research biologist and bat specialist Dr. Paul Cryan explains what we know, and don't know yet, about why this might be happening, and possible solutions to the problem.