Articles filed under Impact on Bats from USA

Pa. wind turbines deadly to bats, costly to farmers

The 420 wind turbines now in use across Pennsylvania killed more than 10,000 bats last year -- mostly in the late summer months, according to the state Game Commission. That's an average of 25 bats per turbine per year, and the Nature Conservancy predicts as many as 2,900 turbines will be set up across the state by 2030. This is a bad time to be a bat.
17 Jul 2011

Bats worth billions to agriculture: pest-control services at risk

The losses of bats at wind-power facilities, however, pose a different kind of problem, according to the authors. Although several species of migratory tree-dwelling bats are particularly susceptible to wind turbines, continental-scale monitoring programs are not in place and reasons for the particular susceptibility of some bat species to turbines remain a mystery, Cryan said.
1 Apr 2011

As bats die off, Vermont panel seeks endangered status

Little brown bats and northern long-eared bats were the state's most common cave-wintering bats as recently as three years ago. They clustered by the tens of thousands in caves and abandoned mines. The number of little brown bats has plunged at least 75 percent, experts reported, and recent surveys in some spots could find no northern long-eared bats at all.
2 Feb 2011

Which bat is which?

"In John Friend Cave we haven't had a substantiated record of the Indiana bat for a long time," said biologist Dan Feller. "But unless we go pluck every bat off the wall and spread the wings and look for the color of the hairs at the base of the fur it is hard to tell. We generally say they are little brown bats, but there could be Indiana bats in there."
28 Dec 2010

Save Western Maryland sues Constellation Energy for violation of the Endangered Species Act

Save Western Maryland filed a federal lawsuit against Constellation Energy Group and their affiliate for violation of the Endangered Species Act, due to Constellation's intrusive installation and operation of an industrial wind power facility on the ridgetop of Backbone Mountain which will result in the killing, injury and other forms of harm to the endangered Indiana Bat.
22 Dec 2010

Save Western Maryland sues Constellation Energy for violation of the Endangered Species Act

Save Western Maryland filed a federal lawsuit against Constellation Energy Group and their affiliate for violation of the Endangered Species Act, due to Constellation's intrusive installation and operation of an industrial wind power facility on the ridgetop of Backbone Mountain which will result in the killing, injury and other forms of harm to the endangered Indiana Bat.
22 Dec 2010

Bats a concern for wind farm

High Prairie Wind Energy, owned by Wind Capital Group, is seeking to create a wind farm just north of Queen City, but the development will likely harm or kill Indiana bats, one of 14 bat species in the state. In order to overcome that challenge, the project will need an incidental take permit.
9 Dec 2010

Bats a concern for wind farm

High Prairie Wind Energy, owned by Wind Capital Group, is seeking to create a wind farm just north of Queen City, but the development will likely harm or kill Indiana bats, one of 14 bat species in the state. In order to overcome that challenge, the project will need an incidental take permit.
9 Dec 2010

Fish, Wildlife Service seeking input on proposed wind farm, impact on endangered bat species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hosting an open house this evening to gather input on the development of a Habitat Conservation Plan for a proposed wind energy facility near Queen City which could affect local endangered species. Representatives from the Fish and Wildlife Service and High Prairie Wind Energy will answer questions about the planning effort.
7 Dec 2010

As wind power expands, so do threats to bat population

Wind companies are expanding out of the farm country of the gorge and into wildlife rich habitats like Oregon's Blue Mountains. ...This is an industry that is killing wildlife and it's killing bats. And the whole issue is, are you going to produce enough energy to overcome the amount of wildlife that you're going to kill?
29 Nov 2010

As wind power expands, so do threats to bat population

Wind companies are expanding out of the farm country of the gorge and into wildlife rich habitats like Oregon's Blue Mountains. ...This is an industry that is killing wildlife and it's killing bats. And the whole issue is, are you going to produce enough energy to overcome the amount of wildlife that you're going to kill?
29 Nov 2010

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