Posts tagged: Collision

Hummingbird Vision Wired to Avoid High-Speed Collisions

Hummingbirds are among nature’s most agile fliers. They can travel faster than 50 kilometres per hour and stop on a dime to navigate through dense vegetation. Now researchers have discovered that the tiny birds process visual information differently from other animals, perhaps to handle the demands of their extreme aerial acrobatics. “Birds fly faster than […]

Thursday September 8th, 2016 in , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hummingbird Vision Wired to Avoid High-Speed Collisions

Birds and Turbines CAN Coexist

“We can’t endanger animals and their habitats in making renewable energy projects happen,” said Fedy, an assistant professor of environmental studies at the University of Waterloo. “Our work shows that it’s possible to guide development of sustainable energy projects, while having the least impact on wildlife populations.” Read More…

Wednesday December 16th, 2015 in , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Birds and Turbines CAN Coexist

Bird Collision with Wind Turbine

Here is an real video of a bird collision with a wind turbine.  The video is not edited and is graphic, so please be advised.    

Monday November 17th, 2014 in , , , , | Comments Off on Bird Collision with Wind Turbine

Federal Double Standard on Endangered Species Laws?

The federal government is not shy about prosecuting those who violate threatened and endangered species laws. But under a new Obama administration policy, wind farm operators are getting 30-year permits to kill protected species. The government fined marine biologist Nancy Black $12,000 and sentenced her to three years probation for feeding a whale in Monterey […]

Bird Lovers Balk at Wind Farm

The Rim Rock wind farm, owned and operated by the Spanish company NaturEner, is located near a high-density breeding and nesting ground for golden eagles and ferruginous hawks northwest of Shelby. “Kevin Rim is a great place for wind but it is also an incredible place for raptors,” says Janet Ellis, program director of Montana […]

Eagle Deaths at Wind Turbines Widespread, Undercounted

Though California and Wyoming lead the nation in eagle deaths at wind turbine facilities, wind turbines are killing bald and golden eagles nationwide, and the death toll is mounting. That’s according to Dr. Joel Pagel, a longtime raptor biologist now working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the lead author of a recent […]

Mortality of Eagles and Consequences of Turbines

Last March, a California wind farm, known for killing a host of other birds, garnered federal attention after an eagle was found mangled at the foot of a turbine. According to the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940, American eagles may not  be pursued, shot, shot at, poisoned, wounded, killed, captured, trapped, collected, […]

Wind Farms Killing Our Eagles

Green energy is a cornerstone of our president’s energy plan. Because of this, green energy companies get to do things that are not that green. The government is doing everything in their power to protect companies from liability. They are helping by not reporting the death of many eagles, hawks and falcons. It has been […]