Wind Turbines Kill Bats - Mosquito Disease Encephalitis Increasedby Rudy P. SysAdmin at howtofindthemoney
One bat can catch up to 1,000 mosquito-sized insects in a single hour -EEE virus is a rare cause of brain infections (encephalitis).
Eastern Massachusetts has the majority of commercial megawatt wind turbines in Massachusetts --The population may now be paying the price for killing all the bats.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis is at critical or high risk levels in 37 towns in Massachusetts, many of them in the southeastern Massachusetts
One bat can catch up to 1,000 mosquito-sized insects in a single hour.
They documented that bats can significantly reduce numbers of ovipositing mosquitoes and suggested that "bat predation on mosquitoes could help regulate disease vectors."
Consider that there have been multiple reports (e.g. like this) about an increase in mosquitoes, and the possible serious health consequences (like Eastern Equine Encephalitis).
So what's the connection?
The indisputable facts are:
- Bats are a natural predator for mosquitoes (e.g. see here).
- Bats can travel 100 miles a day in search for insects (e.g. see here).
- Industrial wind turbines kill bats in large numbers (e.g. see here).
- Communities with wind turbines will be more susceptible to insect borne diseases.
Bat killings by wind energy turbines continue industry plan to reduce deadly effects of blades may not be enough as Eastern Equine Encephalitis increases across the state
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