Posts Tagged ‘birds’

Gannets, puffins, kittiwakes: birds at risk in Scottish windfarm surge

After a long legal battle, 335 turbines will now be built in Scottish waters In the waters of the North Sea a few miles off Scotland’s east coast, a nine-year battle has been raging that threatens a fragile and unique environmental equilibrium. The struggle has made mortal enemies of two huge lobbies that share a […]

More windfarms in Texas means more dead birds, experts say

Texas is the largest producer of wind energy in the country. On Oct. 10, The Monitor published an article explaining why this might mean more dead birds. View full post on Wind Power News

Great Lakes wind farms cause concerns about risks to birds

If you're one of the many people having trouble deciding who to vote for in this year's election, I have a solution for you: Some of my friends are fond of saying, “vote with your wallet.” So I do. View full post on Wind Power News

Saskatchewan won’t approve proposed wind energy project to protect birds

A proposed project that would have generated electricity from wind energy in southwestern Saskatchewan has been denied over concerns about birds. Environment Minister Scott Moe says an environmental review of the proposal for Chaplin identified potential risks to migratory bird activity in the area. View full post on Wind Power News

Trump: Wind power ‘kills all your birds’

The GOP presidential nominee has stated his preference for fossil fuels like coal and natural gas, and has previously said that solar power is unreliable and wind turbines are harmful to wildlife and unsightly. “And honestly, it's not working so good. View full post on Wind Power News

Wind, Solar Facilities Killing Millions of Birds, Other Animals

The Institute of Energy Research reports on a study in the Wildlife Society Bulletin , showing every year 573,000 birds and 888,000 bats are killed by wind turbines – 30 percent higher than the federal government estimated in 2009, due mainly to increasing wind power capacity across the nation. This is figure is likely an […]

Stop Killing Birds: Is This an Environmental Fallacy About Wind Farms?

On one level that’s great news for the environment, but don’t expect the shift to be smooth sailing. View full post on Wind Power News

Migrating birds halt expansion of London Array

Offshore windfarm in Thames estuary to have reduced generating capacity as second phase of project is scrapped Expansion plans at one of the world’s largest offshore windfarms have come to a sudden halt, with the owners blaming concerns about migrating birds for the interruption. The London Array will not proceed to its planned second stage, […]

Wind power kills birds. Birds that Greenies are supposedly FOND of.

Look, the news that the extinct-for-the-area white-throated needletail bird had been spotted in Scotland – only to be promptly sucked into a wind turbine, accompanied by the screams of horrified amateur ornithologists – should not be surprising. View full post on Wind Power News

NaturEner to move wind turbines to protect birds

A San Francisco-based wind energy company building a 126-tower wind farm on private land in north-central Montana has agreed to move 25 of the towers farther away from raptor nests. View full post on Wind Power News