Here's a stomach-churning video of a wind turbine karate-chopping a vulture. Watching it will probably change the way you look at wind turbines. (Seriously, bird-lovers be warned: It is intense.)

This video, originally captured by a tourist in Greece, vividly illustrates what happens 440,000 times a year, according to the American Bird Conservancy. If that sounds like a lot — it's nearly one bird every minute — just imagine what will happen as wind power ramps up to many times its current footprint.

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Fortunately, there are solutions. ABC says that bird strikes can be minimized if regulations force wind power companies to:

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• Site their farms mostly on land that's already disturbed (I.e. farmland.) Also, keeping them out of migratory flight paths will reduce the threat.

• Make the transmission lines that connect to wind farms more bird-friendly, as per the recommendations of the Avian Power Line Interaction Committee.

• Carefully monitor the impact of wind farms on birds.

• Compensate the families of affected birds. Birds don't use money, though, so instead, the money could be used to buy land to be set aside as bird habitat.

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We're surprised that ABC didn't list any technological solutions. At least one scientist suggested that painting wind turbines purple — or really, anything but white — could help.