[ RadSafe ] bats and Bayer

Peter Fear fearp at upstate.edu
Sat Oct 8 19:31:28 CDT 2011

Bees return to their hive at night and bats are nocturnal. How can bees be a major food source for bats???

Peter Fear
Health Physics Technologist
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Radiation Safety Office
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>>> James Salsman 10/07/11 10:01 PM >>> 
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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