Posts tagged: ducks

Individual Quality Trumps Reproductive Tradeoffs in Ducks

Not all ducks are created equal. In female Wood Ducks, variation in individual quality is what matters for breeding success and survival, according to the results of a new long-term study being published in┬áThe Auk: Ornithological Advances. Drawing on 11 years of data on almost 500 ducks, Robert Kennamer of the University of Georgia’s Savannah […]

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Solar Power Plants Are Literally Roasting Birds In-Flight

For proponents of renewable energy, it seems like every time a technology is primed to save the world, it gets dogged by some ironic bit of environmental unpleasantness. Wind turbines can be dangerous to birds and bats. Biofuels require so much land, fertilizer, and water that they may use more energy to produce than they […]

Tuesday July 8th, 2014 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Solar Power Plants Are Literally Roasting Birds In-Flight