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Wind power turbines often contribute to bat deaths and habitat loss. What's more important?

Poll Results: 2,212 votes    vote on this poll
74%
Both: we need to develop safer turbines
 
10%
Bats: they need to be protected first
 
9%
Wind: we need sustainable power
 
7%
I don't know enough to say
 
2%
Other
 



Related: Even Small Wind Turbines Lower Bat Activity by Half




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Rhonda C.
Saturday July 26, 2014, 7:10 PM


Just hope there is a way to develop safer turbines. Nets would dramatically reduce wind power, so maybe forms of sonar or low energy electric fields may work to deter bats, birds and insects?

Elizabeth Strauss
Friday July 25, 2014, 4:38 PM


Well, duh.

Monika Ka
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 8:17 AM


Of course, both.

Marianne R.
Sunday July 20, 2014, 6:46 AM


Both: we need to develop safer turbines

Janice O'toole
Saturday July 19, 2014, 7:03 AM


Bats. They need to be considered. This is another example of animal cruelty! They need to find a safer way to operate wind turbines.

Rachel Kaplan
Friday July 18, 2014, 3:42 PM


no

Rachel Kaplan
Thursday July 17, 2014, 10:59 AM


ya

Rachel Kaplan
Thursday July 17, 2014, 10:50 AM


clean energy

Rachel Kaplan
Thursday July 17, 2014, 10:48 AM


no

Ceej D
Thursday July 10, 2014, 1:42 PM


We have to get safer turbines! Oil as a power source is very dangerous to the environment and to wildlife, so wind turbines are better, but they still have their flaws in taking up land space and being dangerous for bats (and probably birds, too). Developing safer turbines, as well as advocating solar use, is the key.



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