bat detection News

  • Wind turbines may lure bats into fatal errors

    Scientists in the US might just be about to answer one of the great puzzles of biodiversity and renewable energy: why one of nature’s most agile flyers, a creature with the most sophisticated ultrasonic tracking system, should be so fatally attracted to wind turbines. Blades on the giant towers of wind turbines can rotate faster than a bird can fly, and are known to cause huge numbers of ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Noise from human activity can impair foraging in bats

    Human-generated noise can reduce the foraging activity of wildlife and should be taken into account during conservation planning, a new study suggests. The test showed that traffic noise decreased the foraging activity of Daubenton’s bat (Myotis daubentonii) by inducing an avoidance response. The new experimental approach could be used to identify how noise disturbs any species capable of ...

  • Wildlife Acoustics Offers Bat Researchers Both Full-spectrum and Zero-crossing Capabilities

    New software makes SM2BAT recordings compatible with competing bat analysis software and protocols DENVER - 40th North American Symposium on Bat Research -- Wildlife Acoustics, the leading supplier of acoustic monitoring systems for wildlife around the world, announces its latest version 3.0 of the Wac2Wav™ software.  This software post-processes WAC recording ...


    By Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.

  • Histoplasmosis Outbreak at Nebraska Camp

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a histoplasmosis outbreak that has infected counselors and attendees at a day camp in Nebraska. Following the outbreak, camp counselors were instructed to complete a questionnaire revealing information including activities on the campsite, campsite assignments, and their symptoms. Parents of camp attendees were given an ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Energy Department Awards $4.5 Million for Innovative Wind Power R&D Projects

    The Energy Department today announced $4.5 million for four projects to help increase deployment of innovative wind power technologies by optimizing the operation, boosting efficiency, and improving the environmental performance of wind energy systems. The research and development (R&D) projects, located in Maine, North Carolina, Nebraska, and Texas, contribute to the Energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research orders MERLIN™ Avian Radar System

    Panama City, Florida, USA – November 2, 2007: The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) has ordered a MERLIN XS2530e Avian Radar System to conduct a multi-year study of a proposed wind farm project in Norway. NINA, based in Trondheim, is Norway’s leading institution for applied ecological research. NINA worked with the SINTEF Group, the largest independent research organization in ...


    By DeTect, Inc.

  • IndoorDoctor Advises Builders on Preventing Depreciation in Homes by Avoiding Environmental Consequences

    IndoorDoctor, an independent New England based environmental testing firm, has seen a significant increase with prospective homebuyers investing in advanced environmental testing prior to the purchase of a home. The reason is simple: homebuyers do not want to risk their biggest purchase depreciating due to a flawed design that might lead to environmental consequences such as mold, hidden ...


    By Marketwire

  • Energy Department Announces Six Clean Energy Projects through Partnership with Israel

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Israel’s Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources (MIEW) today announced $5.1 million for six newly selected clean energy projects as part of the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy program. Today’s announcement represents the seventh annual selection of BIRD Energy projects, which support ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Nevada`s First Wind Power Project Begins Generating Clean Energy

     Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) today announced that its Spring Valley Wind project – the first wind power project in the state of Nevada – has completed construction and is fully operational. A ceremony is being held today to commence commercial operations at the 151.8 megawatt (MW) Spring Valley Wind project, which is located near the town of Ely. "I couldn't be happier that ...


    By Pattern Energy Group LP.

  • WWEM 2012 smashes attendance records

    The organisers of WWEM 2012, the Water Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring event, have announced that visitor numbers were up by 22% in comparison with 2010. On behalf of the organisers, Marcus Pattison expressed his delight with this success, adding: “We are extremely pleased with the number of people that took advantage of everything that WWEM 2012 had to offer – visitors came ...

  • Jack Dangermond to receive UN top environment award for pioneering geo-spatial technology for conservation and development

    An environmental scientist and entrepreneur who revolutionized the use of geo-spatial technology for conservation is to receive the 2013 Champions of the Earth Award, the UN's highest environmental accolade. Jack Dangermond - who founded the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) with his wife Laura in 1969 - pioneered the use of Geographic Information System (GIS), which enables people ...

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