Category: Articles

Hawk Rescued During the Hurricane

After seeking shelter in a taxicab, the bird was eventually taken in by a Houston wildlife rehab center preparing for an influx of injured animals. Read More

Friday September 1st, 2017 in Articles, Birds, Texas, Texas Hawks | Comments Off on Hawk Rescued During the Hurricane

Wind Turbines Could lead to the Hoary Bat Extinction.

According to a University of California study that warns that hoary bats could go extinct. They found that the endangered hoary bat populations could decline by 90 percent in the next 50 years as more wind turbines are built. They found that the endangered hoary bat populations could decline by 90 percent in the next […]

Wednesday March 8th, 2017 in Articles, Bats, California, Count Vlad, Hawaii, Hoary Bat, News, North Carolina, Research, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Wind Turbines Could lead to the Hoary Bat Extinction.

Bird-Friendly Broadcast Towers.

Broadcast and cell towers is at night lit up with bright red lights. Those lights help pilots see the huge metal structures that can reach 1,000 feet into the air — but they can spell disaster for birds. Putnam said that in North America alone it’s estimated that 7 million birds smash into towers every […]

Tuesday January 31st, 2017 in Articles, News, Research, Texas | Comments Off on Bird-Friendly Broadcast Towers.

Obama’s regulation on wind turbines will kill up to 4200 bald eagles per company.

Bald and golden eagles may be legally killed or injured in the thousands by high-speed turbines (reaching speeds up to 170 miles per hour), under new regulations released Wednesday by the Obama administration. The rules, which affect individual wind-energy companies that plan to operate the technology for up to 30 years, allows up to 4,200 […]

Monday December 26th, 2016 in Articles, Birds, Captain Eagle, Eagles, News, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Obama’s regulation on wind turbines will kill up to 4200 bald eagles per company.

A Lonely Penguin Journeys Cross-Country For Love

Up until age 13, Don was best friends with her little sister Dewey. Born just a year apart, the two were extremely close and did everything together. They kept each other well-groomed, accompanied each other for meals, and loved to lounge side by side. Then Dewey got a boyfriend, and everything changed. Read More about […]

Friday November 11th, 2016 in Articles, Birds, News, Research | Comments Off on A Lonely Penguin Journeys Cross-Country For Love

What Would Happen If We Brought Birds Back From The Dead?

Extinction is deeper than death—it’s an irreversible biological loss that extends well beyond individuals. At least, that’s what we’ve always understood it to be. Now, some researchers are betting that, in certain cases, extinction might be able to be undone. The emerging field of de-extinction seeks to revive lost species using advances in synthetic biology, including cloning. […]

Wednesday November 9th, 2016 in Articles, Birds, Research | Comments Off on What Would Happen If We Brought Birds Back From The Dead?

Adelie Penguins Thriving Amid Melting Ice

Adélie Penguins are at home on frigid Antarctica, so it’s logical to assess their noisy breeding colonies as the loss of the continent’s massive ice shelves accelerates. For now, the scientific poop on the krill- and fish-eating bird is good, even if a few local colonies have died out where the most sea ice has disappeared. Read […]

Wednesday October 26th, 2016 in Articles, Birds, Research | Comments Off on Adelie Penguins Thriving Amid Melting Ice

How China Can Ramp Up Wind Power

China has an opportunity to massively increase its use of wind power — if it properly integrates wind into its existing power system, according to a newly published MIT study. The study forecasts that wind power could provide 26 percent of China’s projected electricity demand by 2030, up from 3 percent in 2015. Such a […]

Friday September 30th, 2016 in Articles, China, Research, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on How China Can Ramp Up Wind Power