Category: North Carolina

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.

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 […]

Rare Burrowing Owl Sighting

Earlier this week I made a quick run down to the coast to try to add a bird to my State List. I’ve written about chasing birds before; it’s something some birders do to build up their life, state, or even county lists. This time the destination was the south end of Wrightsville Beach where […]

Friday March 18th, 2016 in Alps Owls, Articles, Birds, Cape Cod Owls, Dr. Hoots, North Carolina, Owls | Comments Off on Rare Burrowing Owl Sighting

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 […]

Gust Bust: negative aspects of wind power

Despite public perception, wind energy has its drawbacks. According to a new presentation prepared for the House Environmental Committee, wind energy is not as practical, economically viable or environmentally responsible as many people think. Wind energy is capable of providing large amounts of power to urban areas. However, due to fluctuations in wind speed and […]

Monday April 15th, 2013 in Articles, Bats, Birds, North Carolina, Research | Comments Off on Gust Bust: negative aspects of wind power