Wind turbines kill golden eagles and make bats implode
“People think the danger is bats getting hit by the blade but the danger is barotrauma, where they are popped from the inside. There are many risks to bats but when you add wind turbines it could be the final nail in the coffin. It had no signs of external trauma. That, to me, suggests it suffered internally.”
A newly published study by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service researchers says that wind energy facilities have killed at least 85 golden and bald eagles between 1997 and 2012—and that eagle fatalities possibly may be much higher.