[ RadSafe ] bats and Bayer

Jeff Terry terryj at iit.edu
Fri Oct 7 21:11:28 CDT 2011

Here is a video of bats interacting with a windmill. Does not look like death by insecticide to me. The info page to the video has information on the Boston University study. 


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On Oct 7, 2011, at 9:01 PM, James Salsman <jsalsman at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks to whomever sent me the information about Bayer insecticides
> and bats.  Imidacloprid is implicated in bees' colony collapse
> disorder, and bees are one of the main food sources for bats (yuck!)
> Last month, Bayer withdrew some of their pesticides which are toxic to
> humans -- http://www.cbgnetwork.org/4041.html -- but the imidacloprid
> is still being sold.
> For those of you lost in message volume, this is pertinent because
> wind is currently being installed 2x last year's rate, is selling for
> 5-6 cents/kWh, which is two cents less than the next least expensive
> form of electricity, coal, and the surplus of wind power at night has
> the potential to become a substantial source of methane for power
> storage and synthetic transportation fuel.  But if wind is
> fundamentally incompatible with bats, then we'd have to use something
> else to protect the troposphere from infrared radiation, because bats
> are important.
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