Posts tagged: Texas

Bird-Friendly Broadcast Towers.

Broadcast and cell towers is at night lit up with bright red lights. Those lights help pilots see the huge metal structures that can reach 1,000 feet into the air — but they can spell disaster for birds. Putnam said that in North America alone it’s estimated that 7 million birds smash into towers every […]

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Future of Texas wind farms tied to tax credit

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Developers of at least a half-dozen wind farms in South Texas counties are waiting to see if energy tax credits set to expire at the end of the year will be renewed, which would allow them to continue building their projects. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported Sunday that three projects in […]

Monday October 1st, 2012 in , , , , | Comments Off on Future of Texas wind farms tied to tax credit

Wind Power Versus Condors

Environmentalists have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and its proposed 100-turbine wind farm in Kern County’s Tehachapi area, maintaining the installation poses a threat to California condors. Read More

Wednesday May 2nd, 2012 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wind Power Versus Condors

Report: Texas still tops in wind energy production

Matt Joyce Staff Writer – Dallas Business Journal Wind energy accounted for 35 percent of all new power capacity in the United States and nearly 7 percent of electricity generation in Texas in 2011, the American Wind Energy Association    said. Read More

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West Texas Wind Turbines

Winds of fortune sweep West Texas By Simone Sebastian PECOS COUNTY – Every workday before sunrise, 10 BP workers gather on a West Texas sheep farm for morning calisthenics. They need loose limbs to manage BP’s 22,000 acres in the oil-rich Permian Basin, where temperatures can soar beyond 110 degrees. The oil giant leases the land […]

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Borrowing Owls Hanging out

Here is a great clip of what a day in the life of a burrowing owl should be like.

Friday November 18th, 2011 in , , , , , | Comments Off on Borrowing Owls Hanging out

Documentary on use of Avian Radar

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department in early 2010 released a documentary video on the use of DeTect’s MERLIN SCADA Avian Radar System technology at coastal wind farms in Texas. The video also includes footage on the use of MERLIN systems by the Texas A&M Kingsville Cesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Center for a multi-year coastal […]

Friday November 26th, 2010 in , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Documentary on use of Avian Radar