Category: Indiana

Strong Effects of Climate Change on Common Bird Populations

Scientists have shown for the first time that common bird populations are responding to climate change in a similar pronounced way in both Europe and the USA. An international team of researchers led by Durham University, UK, found that populations of bird species expected to do well due to climate change had substantially outperformed those […]

Bird Language

All language, human and otherwise, revolves around turning meaningless sounds into something more. It’s widely accepted that many non-human animals use what’s called referential communication — specific sounds mean specific things to the receiver. Beyond that, there are two kinds of syntax that make speech more complicated, but also more useful: phonological and compositional. Humans have […]

14,000 Abandoned Wind Turbines Litter the USA

The towering symbols of a fading religion, over 14,000 wind turbines, abandoned, rusting, slowly decaying. When it is time to clean up after a failed idea, no green environmentalists are to be found. Wind was free, natural, harnessing Earth’s bounty for the benefit of all mankind, sounded like a good idea. Wind turbines, like solar […]

Unknowable Magic of Owls

What makes owls so captivating?

Tuesday February 2nd, 2016 in Alps, Alps Owls, Articles, Birds, California, California Owls, Cape Cod Owls, Colorado, Dr. Hoots, Europe, Illinois, Indiana, Location, Massachusetts, Owls, Texas, Texas Owls | Comments Off on Unknowable Magic of Owls

Bats Are Disappearing and Scientists Want to Know Why

The bat population has started to disappear and scientists want to know why. At least 90 percent of the Northeast species havebeen dying out, largely due to a fungus that attacks bats who hang out in caves. The fungus is called white-nose syndrome. The growing fungus is not the only reason bats are disappearing. Recently, […]

Sunday December 7th, 2014 in Alps Bats, Articles, Bats, California Bats, Cape Cod Bats, Indiana, Research, Texas Bats, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Bats Are Disappearing and Scientists Want to Know Why

Birds at Risk from Wind Power in Indiana

Indiana is home to one of the world’s single largest concentrations of wind turbines. But all of those giant rotors — about 700 standing among the corn and soybeans along I-65 in Benton County — do more than harness energy from the wind. They also can kill birds. “During migration, birds are traveling long distances, […]

Sunday January 13th, 2013 in Articles, Birds, California, California Bats, California Eagles, California Hawks, California Owls, California Pelicans, Eagles, Indiana, Maryland, News, Owls, Washington, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Birds at Risk from Wind Power in Indiana