Category: Nevada

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 […]

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 […]

Why Do Owls “Bob” Their Heads?

Ever wonder why owls bob their heads from side to side so often? Audubon’s recent “BirdNote” podcast addressed this peculiar behavior, explaining that the animals aren’t intentionally trying to weird you out after all. Read More…

Friday February 5th, 2016 in Alps Owls, Articles, Birds, California, California Owls, Cape Cod Owls, Colorado, Dr. Hoots, Iowa, Kansas, Location, Minnesota, Nevada, Owls, Research, Texas, Texas Owls | Comments Off on Why Do Owls “Bob” Their Heads?

Golden Eagle Fatalities Anticipated with Permit Grant

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has confirmed another golden eagle has been killed at a Nevada wind farm near the Utah line, and conservationists are demanding federal regulators do something about it. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Dan Balduini said Wednesday he couldn’t speculate about how the agency might respond after the second golden […]

Thursday February 26th, 2015 in Alps Eagles, Articles, California Eagles, Cape Cod Eagles, Eagles, Nevada, News, Texas Eagles, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Golden Eagle Fatalities Anticipated with Permit Grant

Renewable Energy Death Toll Impugns Green Claims

Renewable energy sources are killers, not so much green as red. Until recently, renewable energy sources—wind, solar, hydro, etc.—have gotten a pass on the environmental harms they cause. However, as the death toll mounts, the public has begun objecting to the deadly impacts of “green” energy sources. Hydroelectric dams, once the darlings of the green […]

Obama Looks the Other Way When Wind & Solar Power Kill Birds & Bats

Massive solar power plants and wind turbines are killing birds and bats in large numbers, but the Obama Administration is not disturbed. In Appalachia, the administration imposes strict standards on the amount of salt in streams below coal mines because it may (or may not) have an adverse effect on mayflies and other flies, but […]

Tuesday September 2nd, 2014 in Alps Bats, Articles, Bats, Birds, California, California Bats, Cape Cod Bats, Eagles, Nevada, Texas Bats, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Obama Looks the Other Way When Wind & Solar Power Kill Birds & Bats

A Solar Plant Is Burning Birds To Death in Mid-Air

A new solar plant in the Mojave desert is facing scrutiny now that reports of the volume of birds the system is burning have surfaced. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System uses more than 300,000 mirrors across 3,500 acres to harness the sun’s energy. The rays are directed toward three towers with boilers that create steam, move turbines and supply power to about 140,000 homes, according […]

Thursday February 20th, 2014 in Articles, Birds, California, Nevada, News | Comments Off on A Solar Plant Is Burning Birds To Death in Mid-Air