Posts tagged: Journal of Raptor Research

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 […]

U.S. Lets California Kill Eagles

No one is quite sure how many eagles are killed every year by wind turbines, but a draft environmental report (pdf) by the federal government proposes for the first time that the “takings” be made legal.with permits at a wind farm in Northern California. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) plan is to issue […]

Wind Energy Gets Away With Murder

A paper published in the Journal of Raptor Research by Fish and Wildlife researchers really hit a nerve when it reported that wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years. Because companies report eagle deaths voluntarily, the scientists said their figure is greatly underestimated. “It is […]

Wind Energy Gets Away With Murder

So the Interior Department can be forgiven for never fining or prosecuting a wind-energy company that repeatedly kills eagles. And we taxpayers can be forgiven for subsidizing them to the tune of a billion dollars a year. According to an estimate published in the Wildlife Society Bulletin in March almost 600,000 birds are killed by […]

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. […]