Posts tagged: Eagle deaths

Eagles Killed by Palm Springs Windmills Raise Concerns

When eagles fly over San Gorgonio Pass, they confront a barrage of deadly obstacles among the whirring blades of windmills. It’s unclear how many birds are killed, but federal officials say the wind turbines here and at other wind farms are taking a significant toll. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it has received […]

Eagles killed by Palm Springs Windmills Raise Concerns

When eagles fly over San Gorgonio Pass, they confront a barrage of deadly obstacles among the whirring blades of windmills. It’s unclear how many birds are killed, but federal officials say the wind turbines here and at other wind farms are taking a significant toll. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it has received […]

California Wind Farm Not Responsible if Eagles Fly Into Blades

(CNN) — A California wind farm is on track to get the first-ever permit allowing it to avoid prosecution and penalties in the event of eagle deaths from farm operations. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday it expects to grant a permit to the Shiloh IV Wind Project, a 3,500-acre wind farm near […]

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 […]

World Bird Sanctuary Alarmed by Wind Turbine Deaths

Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years. Walt Crawford with the World Bird Sanctuary initially thought moving away from petroleum-based products was a panacea. “But what has happened now is, in order to make these turbines work the way they need them to work to […]

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The Eagle Has Landed… On a Turbine

At least 85 Eagles have died in collisions with wind turbines since 1997, and the specter of the biggest US wind farm yet, planned for the state of Texas, where everything is big, lends new meaning to the phrase, “the eagle has landed.” With Texas now joining the ranks of US wind-farm giants and the […]

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Wind Turbines Kill Wild Life

Scientists say wind farms in ten US states have killed at least 85 eagles since 1997, with the majority of deaths occurring between 2008 and 2012, a period that coincides with the expansion of the technology.  They argue that the number of deaths could be much higher, as companies reported only a few cases voluntarily. […]