Category: Virgina

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 […]

Bald Eagles Nesting

A bald eagle couple that has made the National Arboretum their home is nesting for a family this month. The eagles laid two eggs in the past week, and now you can watch as they await their eaglets thanks to two well-placed, live-streaming nest cams. Read more…

Tuesday February 16th, 2016 in Captain Eagle, Eagles, Maryland, News, Research, Virgina | Comments Off on Bald Eagles Nesting

Government Blowing the Wind Energy Revolution

Wind now accounts for a whopping 812 megawatts in the U.S. at the end of 2012. The DOE considers this a resounding success, and I guess it should considering what it has to compare it to, but if you parse that out, that means wind energy is powering about .7% of American homes. And the […]

Thursday August 15th, 2013 in Articles, Birds, Research, Virgina, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Government Blowing the Wind Energy Revolution