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2017/04/16

MSNBC: Border Wall Even More Problematic Because Birds and Bats Might Not Be Able To Fly Over It

Public service announcement: the border wall is even more problematic because animals and birds might be impacted. I wish I was kidding, but MSNBC ran a segment with biologist Jeff Corwin, where the latter said jaguars, the Mexican gray wolf, bats, and some birds might be impacted by the border wall’s construction.

“It would be an unprecedented environmental catastrophe,” said Corwin to host Craig Melvin.

Melvin began the segments discussing Rep. Raul Graijalva (D-AZ) and the Center for Biological Diversity’s lawsuit against the federal government over the border enforcement project. In California, the state legislature is considering punishing construction firms that participate in building the wall.

[Byline Matt Vespa]

15 April 2017
Townhall


On the other hand, some invasive species might be inhibited from crossing over and being destroyed by wind generators and incinerated by solar power plants, or more importantly kept from reeking havoc on native and indigenous species.

See Also

McCracken, Gary F. “Bats aloft: a study of high-altitude feeding.” Bats 14, no. 3 (1996): 7-10.

An ongoing research project is demonstrating that Mexican free-tailed bats go to great heights to intercept some of North America’s most costly agricultural pests . . .

Millions of bats emerge from their caves, climb higher than the eye can see, and disappear in the evening sky. Returning in the murky light of early morning, the bats appear to swoop straight down from the stratosphere, opening their wings to brake with a “phssst” at the cave’s entrance. While not actually the stratosphere, the altitudes to which Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) fly is impressive. Radar studies of the bats from Bracken Cave in Texas show that they fly as high as 10,000 feet (3,000 m), with the densest aggregations at altitudes of 600 to 3,200 feet (200 to 1,000 m) above the ground. […]

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Related– Debunked: Texas Weather Modification

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