Wind Power and Its Impact on Wildlife: A Look at Current Efforts to Minimize Harm

Credit to Author: Carol Ho| Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 00:12:48 +0000

The energy transition is likely to result in the continued growth of wind energy project development, and by 2030 more than 224.07 GW across 47 states could be installed, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Along with the environmental benefits of replacing fossil-fuel power with wind power, this will undeniably affect songbirds, raptors, […]

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Wind Power and Its Impact on Wildlife: A Look at Current Efforts to Minimize Harm

Credit to Author: Carol Ho| Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 00:12:48 +0000

The energy transition is likely to result in the continued growth of wind energy project development, and by 2030 more than 224.07 GW across 47 states could be installed, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Along with the environmental benefits of replacing fossil-fuel power with wind power, this will undeniably affect songbirds, raptors, […]

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National Audubon Society Sues Alameda County To Prevent Wind Project & Protect Golden Eagles

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2021 00:52:34 +0000

In a stand against wind power plants built in a specific area of the Golden State that is home to various birds and bats, the National Audubon Society recently announced that it is suing a California county. The environmental group said its reason for doing this was to improve bird protections. Along with the National […]

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Bird Protection System In Operation At Wind Farm In Tasmania

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 23:44:09 +0000

I expect that when the large oil companies transition into energy companies and buy up all the renewable generation — thus continuing their oligarchy — the FUD will cease around wind turbines. Very few people cared that birds died from the pollution caused by coal-fired power stations, but one sparrow gets hit by a turbine […]

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Science Wins at the Interior Department

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2021 02:51:51 +0000

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists. By Jacob Carter, Research scientist This week, the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced that it will be rescinding secretarial order 3369, which sidelined scientific research and its use in the agency’s decisions. Put in place by the previous administration, the secretarial order restricted decisionmakers at the DOI from using scientific […]

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IdentiFlight AI System Hugely Reduces Bird Fatalities At Wind Farms

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 21:28:58 +0000

Bird fatalities associated with wind farms has long been a focus area of “concern trolls” who primarily don’t want to see the industry grow.

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Oil Lobby Cheers Trump Policy That Lets Oil Companies Kill Birds

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2021 01:24:44 +0000

With just two weeks left in office, the lame duck Trump administration published a rule to allow industries to kill migrating birds so long as they don’t intentionally kill them

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Bird Fatalities Can Be Reduced By Painting Wind Turbine Blades

Credit to Author: Jake Richardson| Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 18:32:33 +0000

If it’s possible to reduce the relatively tiny number of bird deaths resulting from wind power turbine collisions, it would be beneficial to wildlife to do so. To that effect, researchers in Norway studied a potential method to reduce these collisions. Dr. Roel May, a senior researcher from the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research in Trondheim, answered some questions about their study for CleanTechnica

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This Month in Climate Science: Carbon Sinks Shrink, Bumble Bees Decline, Nightingale Wings Shorten, and Ecosystems Could Collapse Faster

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 20:00:18 +0000

Article used with permissionEvery month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change’s causes and impacts. The research gives a clearer picture of the threats we already face and explores what’s to come if we don’t reduce emissions at a quicker pace

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