Posts tagged: Renewable Energy

Windmills Grind Bird Population to Death

India is home to 165 globally threatened bird species, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) red list. Of these, 110 species have a strong population hold in our country, and any fluctuations will put the entire race under considerable threat. A report by Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) highlights the lesser-known […]

Wind Farm Eagle Plan Released

A wind energy farm in Solano County could become the first in the nation to agree to protect golden eagles under a conservation plan being worked out with federal officials. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a draft of the plan on Thursday for the roughly 100-megawatt Shiloh IV wind farm near Rio Vista. […]

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 […]

America’s Most Favored Industry

In the history of American business, it’s difficult to find an industry that has enjoyed more political favoritism than the wind-energy sector now enjoys. The wind industry gets subsidies, mandates, and a de facto exemption from prosecution under some of America’s oldest wildlife laws. And the wind-energy lobby is doing all it can to make […]

Wind Turbines Cause Harm To Bat Populations

A study published in a German scientific journal this summer indicates that wind turbines in one area may pose a serious risk to populations of bats over the better part of a continent. The study, performed by researchers from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), showed that pipistrelle bats killed at German wind […]

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Energy 101: Wind Power

Animated correspondent “Little Lee Patrick Sullivan” explains how the wind can be used to generate power, including where wind comes from, its history as a power source, how wind farms generate electricity and what’s likely to be the first major offshore wind project in the U.S.

Wednesday July 18th, 2012 in , , , , | Comments Off on Energy 101: Wind Power

Fatal Attraction: Birds and Wind Turbines – KQED QUEST

With California’s ambitious renewable energy goal, the state needs wind power. But California’s largest wind farm cluster at Altamont Pass unintentionally kills golden eagles, burrowing owls and other threatened birds. Now, wind companies, scientists and environmentalists are working to bird-proof these massive wind farms.

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Green Power at Stadiums

Move over steroids, Major League Baseball is getting more power the natural way. Solar panels and wind turbines are popping up at ballparks across the country as part of a bid to make it easier for fans to embrace renewable energy on and off the field. Read more

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