Category: UK

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’s Superfast Vision

One may expect a creature that darts around its habitat to be capable of perceiving rapid changes as well. Yet birds are famed more for their good visual acuity. Joint research by Uppsala University, Stockholm University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) now shows that, in small passerines (perching birds) in the wild, […]

Wednesday April 13th, 2016 in Admiral Pelicanous, Articles, Birds, Captain Eagle, Count Vlad, Dr. Hoots, Lieutenant Habicht, Research, Scotland, UK | Comments Off on Bird’s Superfast Vision

Record Fines for UK Property Developer who Destroyed Bat Roost

A property developer who destroyed a bat roost has been ordered to pay record compensation under a law usually deployed against drug dealers. Isar Enterprises was told to pay £10,730 in fines, costs and a confiscation of profits order after it failed to obtain the legally required licence to remove a roost of brown long-eared bats from […]

Monday March 21st, 2016 in Articles, Bats, Count Vlad, News, UK | Comments Off on Record Fines for UK Property Developer who Destroyed Bat Roost

Opposing Wind Generators is Not Anti-Green

The intolerance of dissenting views by the Green Lobby is an unpleasant aspect of some of its members. They are perhaps unaware that tolerance of difference is a pillar of democracy and essential to individual freedom. But, whatever the reasons for vitriolic attacks on those against wind generators, environmentalists should take a closer look at […]

Friday August 8th, 2014 in Articles, Scotland, UK, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Opposing Wind Generators is Not Anti-Green

Turbine to Shut Down at Night to Reduce Risk to Bats

A PLANNED wind turbine at Llandysul will be switched off during the hours of darkness to minimise its risk to bats, members of Ceredigion County Council’s Development Control Committee have agreed. In allowing the full planning application for a 60w, 32.6-metre turbine at Llain farm, Maesllyn, councillors elected to go against 89 letters of objection […]

Wednesday July 16th, 2014 in Alps Bats, Articles, Bats, California Bats, Cape Cod Bats, News, Texas Bats, UK, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Turbine to Shut Down at Night to Reduce Risk to Bats

Wind Farm Approval Rate Drops to All-Time Low

Two thirds of new onshore wind farm applications have been rejected this year amid fears that the once-burgeoning industry could be sacrificed by the Government, with carbon-reduction targets missed, to assuage widespread defections of Tory voters to Ukip at the next general election. Industry figures reveal that the local authority approval rate for the green […]

Tuesday June 10th, 2014 in Articles, UK, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Wind Farm Approval Rate Drops to All-Time Low

Rare Bird: Last seen in Britian 22-years-ago, killed by turbines

There had been only eight recorded sightings of the white-throated needletail in the UK since 1846. So when one popped up again on British shores this week, twitchers were understandably excited. A group of 40 enthusiasts dashed to the Hebrides to catch a glimpse of the brown, black and blue bird, which breeds in Asia […]

Thursday June 27th, 2013 in Articles, Birds, News, UK, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Rare Bird: Last seen in Britian 22-years-ago, killed by turbines

Green Guru Fights Plans for Wind Turbine

Prof James Lovelock, 93, is famous for developing Gaia Theory and predicting that global warming would wipe out four fifths of the world’s population by 2100. The professor has thrown his scientific reputation behind their campaign. In a letter to his local planning authority, Torridge district council, he wrote: “I am an environmentalist and founder […]

Sunday February 17th, 2013 in Articles, Petition, UK, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Green Guru Fights Plans for Wind Turbine