Posts tagged: California

Eagle Expert Warns of Population Collapse

Wildlife biologist Jim Wiegand, vice president of Save the Eagles International, has sent a letter to Bureau of Indian Affairs’ regional director  Amy Dutsche warning that the Tule Wind  project will be “deadly” for eagles in our region. Tule Wind proposes industrial-scale wind turbines turbines on federal, state, private and tribal (Ewiiaapaayp) lands.  Wiegand contends […]

Can Software Stop Bird Strikes on Wind Farms?

There’s a common association in many people’s minds between wind turbines and dead birds. Opposition to new wind farms often centers on their hazards to raptors and other winged creatures, and yet for as advanced as wind energy technology itself has become, methods for tracking birds are astonishingly analog. This issue is increasingly critical in […]

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Donald Trump’s View on Wind Power

Monday afternoon, Donald Trump tweeted: “Ugly wind turbines have destroyed the entrance to Palm Springs, CA. These monstrosities are ruining landscapes all over the globe — expensive and bad electric.” On the phone, Mr. Trump told us some of the things that bother him most about the turbines that freckle the gateway to Palm Springs. […]

Friday September 21st, 2012 in , , , , , | Comments Off on Donald Trump’s View on Wind Power

Changes Proposed Over Unintentional Eagle Killings

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Proposed changes would extend the lifetime of the federal permits used by businesses for the unintentional killing of eagles from five years to 30 years, according to federal officials. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has the proposed changes up for public comment until July 12, according to U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/PFv3i9 ). The permits […]

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Wind Farm Called Threat to Condors

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (CN) – California illegally approved a giant wind farm in the Tehachapi Mountains that will kill California condors and golden eagles, environmentalists claim in Kern County Court. Looking for more environmental law news? Click here to check out Courthouse News’ Environmental Law Review. Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, and Center for Biological Diversity […]

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Bird Strike- Windmills Killing Thousands of Birds

California’s wind farms kill more than 80 Eagles per year and thousands of other birds daily, prompting calls by environmental groups for better wind power management. It is illegal to kill golden eagles, but these wind turbines are killing them and no one is getting in trouble.

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Fatal Attraction: Birds and Wind Turbines

California’s largest wind farm cluster at Altamont Pass unintentionally kills golden eagles, burrowing owls and other threatened birds. Now, wind companies, scientists and environmentalists are working to bird-proof these massive wind farms.

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Wind Power Versus Condors

Environmentalists have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and its proposed 100-turbine wind farm in Kern County’s Tehachapi area, maintaining the installation poses a threat to California condors. Read More

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