Posts tagged: global warming

Adelie Penguins Thriving Amid Melting Ice

Adélie Penguins are at home on frigid Antarctica, so it’s logical to assess their noisy breeding colonies as the loss of the continent’s massive ice shelves accelerates. For now, the scientific poop on the krill- and fish-eating bird is good, even if a few local colonies have died out where the most sea ice has disappeared. Read […]

Wednesday October 26th, 2016 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Adelie Penguins Thriving Amid Melting Ice

Bye Bye Birdie

Two former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service investigators tell National Review Online that the federal government acted with a bias, giving renewable-energy companies a pass on unlawful bird deaths while rigorously prosecuting traditional energy companies for the same infractions. “If birds were electrocuted or in oil pits, we prosecuted those companies,” says Tim Eicher, a […]

Big Wind’s Dirty Little Secret: Toxic Lakes and Radioactive Waste

The wind industry promotes itself as better for the environment than traditional energy sources such as coal and natural gas.For example, the industry claims that wind energy reduces carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming. But there are many ways to skin a cat. As IER pointed out last week, even if wind curbs […]

Wednesday October 23rd, 2013 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Big Wind’s Dirty Little Secret: Toxic Lakes and Radioactive Waste

Climate Plan Kills Birds and Bats

A newly published peer-reviewed study reports U.S. wind turbines kill 1.4 million birds and bats every year, even while producing just 3 percent of U.S. electricity. The numbers reveal that President Obama’s global warming plan will kill hundreds of millions of birds and bats while doing little if anything to reduce global temperatures. Even if […]