Although we hear so much about wind turbines being harmful to birds, I have pointed out a few times over the past several months the devastating effect windmills also have on bats.  This report from several months ago made us aware of the problem that the frequency at which the wind turbines rotate causes bats’ delicate, little lungs to explode in their tiny chests.  There is also a report out of New York that activists are attempting to block a wind farm from being built on Staten Island because the bats have a tendency to fly into the blades of the wind turbines during warmer months.  Although proponents of the project argue there is a way to reduce the number of bat fatalities by slowing down the blades and completely shutting the turbines down on low wind days, there is still a significant number of bat fatalities that occur because of these contraptions.