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Wind Farms Blamed for Killing Migrating Bats

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Wind Farms Blamed for Killing Migrating Bats

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Wind Farms Blamed for Killing Migrating Bats

Wind Farms Blamed for Killing Migrating Bats

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Some of the first wind farms were built in the migratory paths of birds and resulted in large avian kills. The bladed turbines have been modified and planners are more conscious of their environmental impact. But as wind power becomes more popular, biologists say the windmills kill thousands of bats.