11/28/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bats And Wind Turbines: Scientists Find A Way To Protect Bats

Scientists at the University of Calgary have found a way to reduce bat deaths from wind turbines by up to 60 percent without significantly reducing the energy generated from the wind farm. The research, recently published in the Journal of Wildlife Management, demonstrates that slowing turbine blades to near motionless in low-wind periods significantly reduces bat mortality.