Posts tagged: golden eagle

“Eddy the Eagle” killed by a wind turbine – Where is the OUTRAGE America?

Bay Area Newws Group WALNUT CREEK — A young female golden eagle rescued by San Ramon Valley firefighters in March and rehabilitated by Lindsay Wildlife Hospital died hours after being struck by a wind turbine. Two power workers found the 12-pound raptor near a wind turbine at Altamont Pass in Livermore, according to officials from […]

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Turbines Kill More Birds of Prey than Shooting or Poisoning

Wind turbines have killed more birds of prey in Scotland so far this year than deliberate poisoning or shooting, a government report has revealed. Four raptors were confirmed killed by the devices between January and June this year and a fifth bird – a golden eagle – was electrocuted by a power line. Just two […]

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Wind Farm Will Kill Golden Eagles

A PLANNED wind farm could kill golden eagles in the blades of its 24 turbines, environmentalists have warned. Black throated, great northern and red throated divers, dotterels, white-tailed eagles and hen harriers are also threatened by the scheme planned for an area between Loch Rannoch and Loch Ericht, one of Scotland’s last wildernesses, experts said. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wind Power: Yes; Killing Eagles: No

Conservation and industry groups had agreed to a more moderate policy that would consider the populations of eagles, a migratory bird, on a regional basis in setting research-based mortality limits. That strikes us as a rational approach that would temper continued wind energy development with conservation of eagle populations in particular areas. But that’s not […]

Wind Farms Pose Threat to Rare Eagles

The only requirement for this license to kill is that wind farm operators show they are making some effort to try not to kill eagles. I haven’t heard of anything that can be done to prevent eagle deaths once a wind turbine is built, so the requirement may simply be to donate some money to […]

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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