Posts tagged: Wind Farms

Wind Turbines Could lead to the Hoary Bat Extinction.

According to a University of California study that warns that hoary bats could go extinct. They found that the endangered hoary bat populations could decline by 90 percent in the next 50 years as more wind turbines are built. They found that the endangered hoary bat populations could decline by 90 percent in the next […]

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Wind Power Fiercer than Expected

University of Delaware researchers report in a new study that offshore wind may be more powerful, yet more turbulent than expected in the North Eastern United States. The findings, published in a paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, could have important implications for the future development of offshore wind farms in the U.S., including the […]

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Bats Take Dangerous Flight Into the Wind Farm

Wind turbines attract bats. They seem to appear particularly appealing to female noctule bats in early summer. In a pilot study, researchers of the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin noticed this when they tracked the flight paths of noctule bats, Nyctalus noctula, using the latest GPS tracking devices. The bats […]

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Birds and Turbines CAN Coexist

“We can’t endanger animals and their habitats in making renewable energy projects happen,” said Fedy, an assistant professor of environmental studies at the University of Waterloo. “Our work shows that it’s possible to guide development of sustainable energy projects, while having the least impact on wildlife populations.” Read More…

Wednesday December 16th, 2015 in , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Birds and Turbines CAN Coexist

Making Changes for the Endangered Indiana Bat

Wind farms are popping up in rural areas of northern New York. Wind energy does not burn fossil fuels or emit greenhouse gases. Although wind farms may be a positive step for the environment, they also can kill birds and bats. Now, the company behind a wind farm in Copenhagen, N.Y., is working with the […]

Monday May 4th, 2015 in , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Making Changes for the Endangered Indiana Bat

Birds Die as Wind Turbine Replacement Lags

A battle that pits union jobs against the lives of thousands of birds is playing out in the scenic hills of the Altamont Pass, where a wind power company operates hundreds of turbines that environmentalists say are outdated and kill protected species. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors must decide Tuesday whether to give Altamont Winds Inc. […]

Monday March 23rd, 2015 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Birds Die as Wind Turbine Replacement Lags

Take Permit Ruling Favors Local Wind Farm Project

A U.S. District Court judge ruled a federal agency was within its rights when it issued a take permit to a proposed Champaign County wind farm that critics said could harm an endangered bat. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an incidental take permit to the Buckeye Wind Project in 2013, allowing the wind […]

Black Isle Turbines Plan Ruffles Bird Expert’s Featheres

Fears that plans for a community-owned wind farm will destroy “the whole fabric” of a Black Isle forest have been expressed by a leading local ornithologist. Black Isle Community Energy (BICE) wants to build three wind turbines on land owned by Forestry Commission Scotland at Millbuie Forest near Mount High. Brian Etheridge, a Black Isle resident, is concerned about the […]

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