Comments on: Another reason for bats to like Halloween http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/10/15/another-reason-for-bats-to-like-halloween/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Chris http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/10/15/another-reason-for-bats-to-like-halloween/comment-page-1/#comment-336613 Thu, 16 Oct 2008 04:01:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/10/15/another-reason-for-bats-to-like-halloween/#comment-336613 I wonder if anyone has done any tests to determine whether vertical wind turbines are as dangerous to bats as the much more common horizontal ones. Also, the previously suggested idea about adding ultrasonic transmitters to the blades is a good one and should be tried.

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By: Connie http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/10/15/another-reason-for-bats-to-like-halloween/comment-page-1/#comment-336608 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 20:29:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/10/15/another-reason-for-bats-to-like-halloween/#comment-336608 Why can’t an ultrasonic pulse be installed on the windmills? Wouldn’t it be like a beacon to the bats?

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By: Yusha http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/10/15/another-reason-for-bats-to-like-halloween/comment-page-1/#comment-336606 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 16:10:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/10/15/another-reason-for-bats-to-like-halloween/#comment-336606 bats are SO important, i’m thrilled to see this article published. a large colony of bats can eat literally tons of bugs and mosquitoes every night. with the huge problems of pesticide application in agriculture, we should be doing everything we can to help bat populations rebound!

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By: Edwin J. Arroyo http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/10/15/another-reason-for-bats-to-like-halloween/comment-page-1/#comment-336604 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 14:09:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/10/15/another-reason-for-bats-to-like-halloween/#comment-336604 Why not generate a signal similar to that emitted by bats and “channel” the bats through a virtual safe corridor between the wind turbines.

The signal will make the bats “see” the wind turbines as walls, and they will attempt to fly higher, or toward a virtual opening. Therefore not having to shut down the turbines.

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