An Exclusive Report: New Altamont Wind Turbines May Be More Harmful to Bats
Dug this one up after speaking with local stakeholders and national experts, and doing a fair amount of online research. Turns out the massive new wind turbines going in at Altamont Pass in order to reduce raptor kills, the result of a lawsuit brought by environmentalist groups, could actually be more harmful to bats than the older ones. With millions of bats dying throughout North America to white nose syndrome, the fact that we know very little about turbine impacts on bats, and that new technologies are being developed without them in mind, is a big deal. Read more: "New Altamont Wind Turbines Are a Boon for Birds, But Not for Bats."