Category: Australia

90 Percent Of Birds Eat Plastic, Study Finds

A new study found that 90 percent of existing seabirds have ingested plastic from waste that has wound up in the ocean. The majority of seabirds like albatrosses and penguins have eaten plastic of some kind, possibly from trash that has been washed out into the ocean, according to a press release. A new study […]

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 in Australia, Birds, Research | Comments Off on 90 Percent Of Birds Eat Plastic, Study Finds

Wind Farm Turbines Take Toll on Birds of Prey

EAGLES, falcons and other raptors make up to a third of the estimated 1500 birds killed each year at Australia’s biggest wind farm. The finding of an independent report for Macarthur Wind Farm operator AGL follows 12 monthly searches of 48 turbines at the 140-turbine operation in Victoria that found 576 bird carcasses. After adjusting […]

Monday September 22nd, 2014 in Alps Eagles, Articles, Australia, Bats, Birds, California Eagles, Cape Cod Eagles, Condors, Eagles, Red-tail Hawks, Texas Eagles, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Wind Farm Turbines Take Toll on Birds of Prey

Wind turbines ARE a human health hazard

A research paper prepared in November 1987 for the US Department of Energy demonstrated that the “annoyance” caused by wind turbine noise to nearby residents is “real not imaginary.” It further showed that, far from becoming inured to the disturbance people become increasingly sensitive to it over time.   This contradicts claims frequently made by […]

Thursday July 25th, 2013 in Articles, Australia, Colorado, Research, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Wind turbines ARE a human health hazard

Thousands of Birds Paying a High Price for Green Energy

Wind turbines do kill birds. Even their most passionate advocates concede that. They argue that (a) if turbines are placed appropriately only an extremely small number of birds are killed and (b) these deaths can be compensated by saving other birds elsewhere. It stands to reason that if you build a wind turbine in a […]

Wedge-Tailed Eagle Killed by Turbine

A DEAD wedge-tailed eagle found at the Waterloo wind farm in South Australia had starved to death over two weeks after being struck by a wind turbine blade, a report has found. The incident prompted calls for better monitoring of birds of prey around wind turbines and the introduction of new technology to avoid future […]

Wednesday August 8th, 2012 in Alps Eagles, Articles, Australia, Birds, California Eagles, Cape Cod Eagles, Eagles, Research, Texas Eagles | Comments Off on Wedge-Tailed Eagle Killed by Turbine