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Food or Fuel? Research Suggests Biofuels Will Cost The Earth

Food or Fuel? Research Suggests Biofuels Will Cost The Earth | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

May 08, 2013 EurActive

FOOD OR FUEL? G8 UNDER PRESSURE TO RETHINK BIOFUEL MANDATES

*EXCLUSIVE* / Leaders of the EU and their partners in the G8 nations are
under mounting pressure to reconsider their support for biofuel targets amid concern that plant oil production competes with food output in poor countries.... http://www.euractiv.com/cap/g8-pressure-rethink-biofuel-mand-news-519583?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=e1dcaf21b8-newsletter_daily_update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bab5f0ea4e-e1dcaf21b8-245661818

 

February 2, 2012 EurActive
EU CLIMATE CHIEF CALLS FOR 'MUCH CARE' ON BIOFUELS http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/eu-climate-chief-calls-care-biof-news-510528

 

Guardian, December 29, 2013
-▶  THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING:

IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

 

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                                                    ETHANOL

 

TakePart, November 15, 2013
HOW BIG CORN IS KILLING THE EARTH http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/15/how-big-corn-killing-earth

 

July 29, 2013 EarthTechling
THOUGHTS ON CORN ETHANOL IN BIOFUELS DEVELOPMENT http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/thoughts-on-corn-ethanol-in-biofuels-development/

 

July 24, 2013 Brownfield Ag News For America

A POWERFUL LOBBY: ETHANOL INDUSTRY PARTNERS WITH (GMO) AG GROUPS AND AUTO INDUSTRY TO ENSURE IT'S FUTURE http://brownfieldagnews.com/2013/07/24/ethanol-industry-partners-with-ag-groups-and-auto-industry/

 

July 12, 2013 Slate
ETHANOL IS INSANE: THE USA CORN LOBBY'S GRIP ON OUR ENERGY POLICY http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/food/2013

 

July 26, 2013 PRI's The World

BRAZIL: EFFORTS TO REINVIGORATE GMO SUGAR ETHANOL FOR CARS IN BRAZIL: SUGAR GENERATES TWICES AS MUCH ETHANOL THAN CORN http://www.theworld.org/2013/07/efforts-to-reinvigorate-sugar-ethanol-for-cars-in-brazil/

 

June 9, 2013 Mongabay
BRAZIL MAY LIFT BAN ON AMAZON ETHANOL EXPANSION DRIVING NEW DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0609-brazil-amazon-cane-ban.html

 

July 3, 2013 Guardian Environment
BIOFUEL CROP MIX 'NOT FAVOURABLE FOR ENVIRONMENT' - EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY FINDS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/03/biofuel-crop-mix-environment

 

 

 

March 1, 2013 The Guardian Environment
THE BIOFUEL BELT KEEPS CREEPING ACROSS THE USA -- AND IT'S WILDLIFE THAT LOSES OUT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/biofuel-habitat-loss-usa

 

 July 9, 2013 Agrarian Justice

A FORESEEABLE DISASTER - THE EUROPEAN UNION'S AGROENERGY POLICIES AND THE GLOBAL LAND AND WATER GRAB http://www.tni.org/briefing/foreseeable-disasteragrofuels-industry-0

 

BIG MONEY AND INVESTED-INTEREST GMO BIOTECHNOLOGY CARTEL SAYS: "BIOFUELS ARE ESSENTIAL TO ENERGY SECURITY" (No Mention of environmental, biodiversity, biological deserts) http://www.caelusgreenroom.com/2013/06/24/biofuels-are-essential-to-energy-security-bio-tells-house-energy-and-commerce-committee/

 

June 19, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory
FOOD FOR FUELS? LAST CHANCE LOBBYING FOR THE AGROFUELS INDUSTRY - THEIR TACTICS AND FRONT GROUPS http://corporateeurope.org/news/food-fuels-last-chance-lobbying-

 

July 25, 2013 Climate Progress
UNTANGLING THE U.S. POLITICAL AND POLICY KNOT AROUND AMERICA'S BIOFUEL MANDATE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/26/2357181/untangling-the-political-and-policy-knot-around-americas-biofuel-mandate/

 

July 24, 2013 MediaGlobal News
FOOD vs. FUEL DEBATE TO AGGRAVATE HUNGER FOR WORLD'S POOREST http://www.mediaglobal.org/2013/07/24/food-vs-fuel-debate-to-aggravate-hunger-among-the-worlds-poorest/

 

GRAIN — LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP  http://sco.lt/8MPR6v

 

 

                                      ++++WATCH++++

VIDEO REPORT - The Real News Jan 18,2013

+++BIO-FUELS, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS  http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7818#.USSEGBnZ03Y/7LE5cv

 

 December 6, 2012 - Inter Press Service

AT THE NEXUS OF AGROFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUNGER - Part 1  http://www.ipsnews.net/2011/12/at-the-nexus-of-agrofuels-land-grabs-and-hunger-ndash-part-1/

 

June 17, 2013 About My Planet
CROP WARS: FOOD VERSUS BIOFUELS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/crop-wars-food-versus-biofuels/

 

FOOD OR FUEL:  BIG OIL AND BIG AG FIGHT IT OUT OVER ETHANOL BIOFUEL http://sco.lt/4rDj1t

 

CONVERTING U.S. PRAIRELANDS AT DUST BOWL RATES FOR GMO BIOFUELS http://sco.lt/54TNAH

 

FOOD OR FUEL? G8 UNDER PRESSURE TO RETHINK BIOFUEL MANDATES http://sco.lt/7SrhEv

 

May 3, 2013 Guardian Environment

THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY SHOULD COME CLEAN ABOUT ITS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/may/03/biomass-industry-environmental-impact

 

DISPELLING THE MYTH OF CLEAN, GREEN BIOMASS POWER DRIVEN BY THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/8ZX41R

 

July 11, 2013 Food and Water Watch
SUPERWEEDS:  HOW BIOTECH CROPS BOLSTER THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY - REPORT PDF http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/superweeds/

 

EU MINISTERS BLOCK EU ENVIRONMENT PROPOSAL TO LIMIT GMO BIOFUELS:  FOOD OR FUEL?  http://sco.lt/5Ol1o9

 

BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/9AeHbN

 

October 21, 2012 About My Planet
EU LIMITING FOOD CROP INCLUSION IN BIOFUEL GOAL DUE TO CONCERNS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/eu-limiting-food-crop-inclusion-in-biofuel-goal-due-to-concerns/

 

UK'S BIOFUEL DRIVE WILL COST MOTORISTS £13bn BY 2020, report claims http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/analysis/general-analysis/123863-uk%5Cs-biofuel-drive-will-cost-motorists-13bn-by-2020%2C-report-claims.html

 

 

 

March 13, 2013 -Deutsche Welle: Environment & Development »

BIOFUELS BOOM THREATENS GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY

The rush around the world to plant crops used to produce biofuel has not only sparked a global food vs. fuel debate, but it’s also putting biodiversity at risk.... http://www.dw.de/biofuels-boom-threatens-to-disrupt-global-biodiversity/a-16665847

 

 May 2, 2013 RTCC Climate Change News -
WHY BIOFUELS ARE NOT A SENSIBLE SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/why-biofuels-are-not-a-sensible-solution-to-climate-change/

 

 

June 22, 2013 Los Angeles Times

BIOFUEL PROJECT IN KENYA IGNITES LAND, ENVIRONMENT DISPUTES http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-kenya-biofuel-20130622,0,7673575.stor

 

Earth Techling

WHEAT EATER: GIANT UK BIOFUEL PLANT OPENS http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/wheat-eater-giant-uk-biofuel-plant-opens/

 

Science Direct

BIOFUELS, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND HUMAN WELLBEING:  Putting biofuels in the ecosystem services narrative http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880911001423

 

 

                                                 ---- WATCH ----

 

July 9, 2013 The Guardian UK
VIDEO
THE CAMBODIAN VILLAGES DESTROYED BY THE CORPORATE SUGARCANE INDUSTRY http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jul/09/cambodian-sugarcane-video

 

 

WHAT DOES BIOFUEL HAVE TO DO WITH THE PRICE OF TORTILLAS IN GUATEMALA? http://sco.lt/7OmWav

 

January 5, 2013 New York Times
AS BIOFUEL DEMAND GROWS SO DO GUATEMALA'S HUNGER PANGS http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/science/earth/in-fields-and-markets-guatemalans-feel-squeeze-of-biofuel-demand.html?ref=biofuels

 

SLIDESHOW: THE COST OF BIOFUELS IN GUATEMALA http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/01/06/world/americas/06guatemala.html?ref=biofuels

 

 

 July 5, 2013 Grist
BIOFUEL PROGRAM COULD INVITE GIANT GRASS INVASION http://grist.org/news/biofuel-program-could-invite-giant-grass-invasion/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

 

 July 18, 2013
TANZANIA FARMERS ACCUSE BIOFUEL INVESTORS OF LAND GRAB http://www.trust.org/item/20130718134927-q50zx/?source=tw

 

May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:
LAND GRABS AND THE BITTER TASTE OF LIBERIA'S PALM OIL PLANTATIONS:  http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/the-bitter-taste-of-liberias-palm-oil-plantations/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

April 30, 2013 GRAIN —

AFRICA: LEAKED "ProSAVANA" MASTER PLAN CONFIRMS WORST FOREIGN LAND GRABBING FEARS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4703-leaked-prosavana-master-plan-confirms-worst-fears

 

 

 

USA DEPT OF ENERGY AWARDS AGRIBUS GMO GIANT, MONSANTO, FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP ADVANCED BIOFUELS  http://sco.lt/8bEMYT

 

March 1, 2013 Guardian Environment
THE BIOFUEL BELT KEEPS CREEPING ACROSS THE U.S. - AND IT'S WILDLIFE AND ECOSYSTEMS THAT LOSE OUT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/biofuel-habitat-loss-usa

 

FARM SUBSIDIES AND CORN BIOFUEL ETHANOL: BAD FOR FARMERS, CONSUMERS AND ENVIRONMENT  http://sco.lt/4knJIH

 

CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/75KXLd

 

July 6, 2013 The Guardian, John Vidal
GLOBAL THREAT TO FOOD SUPPLY AS WATER WELLS DRY UP, WARNS TOP ENVIRONMENT EXPERT http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jul/06/food-supply-threat-water-wells-dry-up

 

July 4, 2013 Renewable Energy
AVOIDING NEGATIVE IMPACTS FROM A BIOMASS ENERGY STRATEGY http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2013/07/avoiding-negative-impacts-from-a-biomass-energy-strategy?cmpid=rss

 

May 13, 2013 Business Green

BIOMASS DEVELOPMENT CAP TO COME INTO EFFECT FROM SUMMER http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2267660/biomass-development-cap-to-come-into-effect-from-summer

 

July 29, 2013 Green Prophet
GERMAN IS POWERING BUILDINGS WITH BIOREACTOR ALGAE SKIN FACADES http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/07/powering-buildings-with-bioreactor-algae-skin-facades/

 

 

July 19, 2013 New Scientist
THIRSTY CLEAN ENERGY MAY ADD TO WATER STRESSED WORLD http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23897-thirsty-clean-energy-may-add-to-water-stressed-world.html#.UeyDGlPpiRQ

 

July 17, 2013 Ecowatch
WHY OUR ENERGY CHOICES MATTER IN A WARMING, WATER-CONSTRAINED WORLD http://ecowatch.com/2013/our-energy-choices-in-warming-water-constrained-world/

 

SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE  http://sco.lt/4vZ7lB

 

 

 

April 17, 2013 Mongabay

CONSERVATION POLICIES THAT BOOST FARM YIELDS MAY ULTIMATELY UNDERMINE FOREST PROTECTION, Study Argues http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0417-redd-intensification.html

 

HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/8Ff27V

 

“SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISK OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

FOR MORE ON FOOD CRISIS AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB http://www.farmlandgrab.org

http://ow.ly/lznWQ

 

 

                                                WATCH

+++ REMEMBERING 'GREEN' - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY - Winner of Best Short Documentary - A 2013 MUST AGENDA http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3926142290/remembering-green-an-orangutan-s-journey-winner-of-best-short-documentary-a-2013-must-agenda

 

                                                 WATCH:

David Suzuki: DOCUMENTARY -

++++"A SILENT FOREST" - THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES - FULL MOVIE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3970510201/documentary-a-silent-forest-the-growing-threat-genetically-engineered-trees-full-movie

 

MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

EU MINISTERS BLOCK EU ENVIRONMENT PROPOSAL TO LIMIT GMO BIOFUELS:  FOOD OR FUEL?  http://sco.lt/5Ol1o9

 

Rainforest Alliance
WHAT IS A TROPICAL FOREST? - NOT ONE ECOSYSTEM BUT MILLIONS OF ECOSYSTEMS WITHIN IT http://rainforest-alliance.org/kids/facts/tropical-forest

 

WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS http://sco.lt/66LUbR

 

 

SEE:

Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST AND PALM OIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-and-palm-oil-ecocide

 

 

 

******WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE SAYS NEW, HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY  http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

National Geographic
THE GREAT ENERGY CHALLENGE http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/energy/great-energy-challenge/

 

 

 

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pdjmoo's curator insight, June 18, 2013 7:34 AM

Common sense tells us that growing biofuels on arable land for fuel can, at the most, only provide us with a small percentage of so-called renewable fuel.   It takes up huge acreage of good land for food; often from deforestation; it is constantly being harvested, not allowing natural biodiversity to re-establish itself; it requires water; pesticides, chemicals, fertilizers; it is energy intensive to process and transport; and it carries nice, hefty subsidies (as does wind) for investment and bottom-line.   But it is not cost-effective when all is taken into account and t is dependent upon the weather and climate change is coming in fast. So let's stop with the public relations spin and tell it like it is.  It is a boondoggle that will fade as the subsidies are withdrawn.

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Wind Turbines: Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds, bats every year in the name of clean energy?

Wind Turbines: Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds, bats every year in the name of clean energy? | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

WIND POWER ONLY WORKS WHEN THE WIND IS BLOWING:  NO WIND, NO POWER


Johnson City Press, December 01, 2014
-▶ WIND POWER PROMISES ARE JUST A LOT OF HOT AIR http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/article/122471/wind-power-promises-are-just-a-lot-of-hot-air


EarthTechling

-▶ WIND TURBINE- BIRD DEBATE FLARES WITH NEW MASSIVE FATALITY FIGURE. A published study has concluded that 573,000 birds and 888,000 bats were killed by wind power in 2012. The figure on birds – which includes 83,000 raptors – is about 30 percent higher than the 444,000 estimate by a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologist in 2009, when the U.S. had about half as much installed wind capacity.... http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/wind-bird-debate-flares-with-new-fatality-figure/


May 14, 2013 Associated Press

-▶ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION GIVES WIND INDUSTRY A PASS FOR KILLING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PROTECTED BIRDS Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds every year in the name of clean energy? Is it OK for a luxury home developer to kill California condors in its quest for profits? http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ap-impact-wind-farms-get-pass-eagle-deaths


                                                     WATCH
                                                   QUEST TV
      BIRDS, BLADES AND THE BRUTAL BUSINESS OF CLEAN ENERGY

Does a shift toward renewable energy sources mean choosing between wind turbines and wildlife? http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/01/09/birds-blades-and-the-brutal-business-of-clean-energy/


Living on Earth, December 13, 2013

-▶ CAPE WIND IN DOUBT - TAX CREDITS AND THE MONEY GAME http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00050&segmentID=3


 New York Times, December 25, 2013
-▶ WIND POWER DEVELOPERS RACE CLOCK TO SECURE U.S. GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/26/business/energy-environment/wind-power-developers-race-clock-to-secure-subsidy.html?ref=us&_r=0


January 26, 2012 CS Monitor

-▶ WIND POWER: CLEAN ENERGY, DIRTY BUSINESS? http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2012/0126/Wind-power-Clean-energy-dirty-business


Daily Mail Online, October 26, 2014
-▶ WIND FARMS 'WILL NEVER KEEP THE LIGHTS ON': STUDY CLAIMS WIND TURBINES ARE 'EXPENSIVE AND DEEPLY INEFFICIENT http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2808868/Wind-farms-never-lights-Study-claims-turbines-expensive-deeply-inefficient.html


                                                   WATCH:

                                Video March 18, 2013 CFact

BIG WIND HIDES EVIDENCE OF TURBINE MASSIVE BIRD KILLS - AND GETS REWARDED.  HERE'S HOW THEY DO IT http://www.cfact.org/2013/03/18/wind-turbines-kill-up-to-39-million-birds-a-year/



Conservation Magazine, October 03, 2014
-▶ WIND TURBINES ARE KILLING THE TINY FLYING BATS IN RECORD NUMBERS  http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/10/bats-get-confused-by-wind-turbines-pretending-to-be-trees/


Summit Voice, February 16, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY UPS ESTIMATE OF WIND TURBINE BAT DEATHS TO 600,000 By the latest conservative estimate, at least 600,000 bats were killed by energy producing wind turbines in 2012, with the highest fatality rates in areas near the Appalachian Mountains.

The bats are killed when they fly into the towering turbines which spin at up to 179 mph with blades that can stretch 130 feet. Previous estimates of bat deaths ranged from 33,000 to 880,000. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/16/new-study-ups-estimate-of-wind-turbine-bat-deaths/


Summit Voice, November 09, 2014
-▶ WHY DO BATS FLY INTO WIND TURBINES? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/09/why-do-bats-fly-into-wind-turbines/


Focusing on Wildlife, December 15, 2013

-▶ WIND TURBINES STILL KILLING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/wind-turbines-still-killing-hundreds-of-thousands-of-birds/


Bloomberg BNA, June 09, 2014
-▶ THE APPLICATION OF MIGRATORY BIRD PROTECTION STATUTES TO WIND POWER PROJECTS http://www.bna.com/application-migratory-bird-p17179891163/


May 14, 2013 Huffington Post Green

-▶ WIND FARM BIRD DEATHS STIR CONCERNS IN THE USA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/14/wind-farms-bird-deaths_n_3270691.html



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                                                   EAGLES

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Seattle Times, December 06, 2013

-▶ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO ALLOW EAGLE DEATHS - TO AID WIND POWER. Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.

http://seattletimes.com/html/politics/2022408924_apxwindenergyeagledeaths.html?syndication=rss


May 14, 2013 Deseret News
-▶ WIND FARMS GET PASS AS EAGLE DEATHS; 83,000 HUNTING BIRDS KILLED EACH YEAR http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629588/AP-IMPACT-Wind-farms-get-pass-on-eagle-deaths.html


Reuters, June 2, 2014
-▶ BIRD CONSERVANCY GROUP SUES U.S. OVER 30-YEAR PERMITS TO LEGALLY KILL EAGLES BY WIND TURBINES http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/20/us-usa-eagles-idINKBN0EV01120140620


September 13, 2013 Huffington Post Green
-▶ WIND INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO TROUBLING REPORT ON EAGLE DEATHS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/13/wind-farms-eagle-deaths_n_3915629.html?utm_hp_ref=green


August 8, 2013 The Hill
-▶ OBAMA IN CENTER OF FIGHT OVER BALD EAGLE DEATHS http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/pending-regs/316051-obama-in-center-of-green-fight-over-eagle-deaths


 May 14, 2013 Deseret News

-▶ WIND FARMS GET PASS AS EAGLE DEATHS; 83,000 HUNTING BIRDS KILLED EACH YEAR http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629588/AP-IMPACT-Wind-farms-get-pass-on-eagle-deaths.html


 -▶ Focusing on Wildlife, December 12, 2013
POLL: SHOULD THE REGULATION ON THE KILLING OF BALD EAGLES BY WIND TURBINES BE LOOSENED? New law relies exclusively on the for-profit wind industry to self-report bird fatalities, even when such information may prove detrimental to the industry’s bottom line. ... http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/poll-should-the-regulations-on-the-killing-of-bald-eagles-be-loosened/


REWIRE, September 26, 2013
-▶ FIRST WIND TURBINE "EAGLE TAKE" PERMIT MAY COME TO CALIFORNIA WIND FARM http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/wind/your-chance-to-comment-on-wind-facility-eagle-take-permit.html


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HuffingtonPost, November 22, 2013
-▶ DUKE ENERGY RENEWABLES GUILTY PLEA NETS BIG FINE FOR BIRD-KILLING WIND TURBINES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/duke-energy-bird-fine_n_4326596.html


Mail Online, December 26, 2013
-▶ £30 MILLION PAID BY UK HOUSEHOLD BILLS FOR WIND TURBINES THAT DON'T WORK WHEN IT'S WINDY http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2529297/Title-goes-here.html



Bloomberg Sustainability, February 19, 2014
-▶ U.K.  OFFSHORE WIND EXPANSION SCRAPPED BY CONCERN FOR BIRDS. “Renewable energy, like every other industry, must be developed in harmony with the natural environment,” RSPB Head of Energy Policy Harry Huyton said in an e-mailed statement. “Critical to this is avoiding damaging developments in sites that are particularly special for nature.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-19/bird-habitat-concern-forces-utilities-to-scrap-wind-farm.html

 

 New York Times, December 16, 2013
-▶ A STRUGGLE TO BALANCE WIND ENERGY WITH WILDLIFE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/science/earth/a-struggle-to-balance-wind-energy-with-wildlife.html?hp&_r=1&;


                                                  WATCH
                                                KQED Quest
                  FATAL ATTRACTION: BIRDS AND WIND TURBINES
                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtgBWNKwBkE


Smithsonian, December 16, 2013
-▶ HOW MANY BIRDS DO WIND TURBINES REALLY KILL? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-many-birds-do-wind-turbines-really-kill-180948154/?no-ist


Bloomberg Sustainability, February 19, 2014
-▶ U.K.  OFFSHORE WIND EXPANSION SCRAPPED BY CONCERN FOR BIRDS. “Renewable energy, like every other industry, must be developed in harmony with the natural environment,” RSPB Head of Energy Policy Harry Huyton said in an e-mailed statement. “Critical to this is avoiding damaging developments in sites that are particularly special for nature.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-19/bird-habitat-concern-forces-utilities-to-scrap-wind-farm.html


 Mail Online, December 26, 2013
-▶ £30 MILLION PAID BY UK HOUSEHOLD BILLS FOR WIND TURBINES THAT DON'T WORK WHEN IT'S WINDY http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2529297/Title-goes-here.html

 

Reuters, October 17, 2013
-▶ BULGARIA FACES EU COURT OVER WIND FARM THREAT TO BIRDS http://www.trust.org/item/20131017150242-kakzb/?source=hpbreaking

 


August 3, 2013 - BDN Maine
-▶ TO AVOID KILLING BIRDS WITH WIND TURBINES, RESEARCHERS TRACK FLIGHT PATTERNS OFF MAINE COAST http://bangordailynews.com/2013/07/31/outdoors/biologists-tracking-maine-seabirds-in-advance-of-offshore-power/

 
                                                     VIDEO

                                 June 28, 2013 Mirror News

 BIRDWATCHERS GATHER TO SEE RARE BIRD...FLIES INTO A WIND TURBINE...DIES http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/horrified-birdwatchers-see-rare-white-throated-2003724



 Canada.com, November 14, 2012
▶  BRITISH COLUMBIA SCIENTIST SAY WAVE TURBINES WOULD PUT KILLER WHALES AND OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS AT RISK http://www.canada.com/technology/scientists+turbines+would+killer+whales+risk/7547671/story.html



                              AND NOW "THERMAL" SOLAR TOO:

The Independent, November 15, 2013
-▶ BIRDS BEING HARMED, KILLED BY THERMAL SOLAR PROJECTS PLACED ALONG 'PACIFIC FLYWAY" MAJOR MIGRATION PATHS

Birds are diving into the reflective surfaces of these solar panels, believing them to be bodies of water, or are being burned by concentrated solar.,, http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/solar-projects-placed-along-pacific-flyway-major-migration-paths-are-burning-wings-of-birds-8942681.html


Inhabitat, February 19, 2014
▶  THE WORLD'S LARGEST SOLAR THERMAL PLANT IS FRYING BIRDS - SHOULD WE WORRY? http://inhabitat.com/the-worlds-largest-solar-plant-is-frying-birds-should-we-worry/


 

                                                    VIDEO 56:44
                                          "THE NEXT FRONTIER:  
                      ENGINEERING THE GOLDEN AGE OF GREEN"
This entertaining one-hour documentary takes the viewer around the world in search of technologies and policies that will address the serious problem of excessive carbon dioxide emissions and our dangerous dependence on foreign oil.  It features interviews with some of the top energy and economic experts along with educators and high-level government officials, all striving to develop clean energy solutions and alternatives to burning fossil fuels.
                                http://www.thenextfrontiermovie.com/


 

 

               -- MORE ON IMPORTANCE OF BIRDS AND THEIR FATE ---



-▶ ****STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

 

-▶ ****NO SAFE HAVEN: MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD  http://sco.lt/6pozuT


 -▶ WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME, WINDFARMS HAVE KILLED UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATShttp://sco.lt/5dc13Z

 

-▶ ****WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn

 

 

-▶ PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFETS: FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR THE PLANET http://sco.lt/7UBKIj

 

 

-▶ FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/5D24ET

 

 

-▶ SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/7T2vmT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

Clean, Renewable Energy should not further harm the environment or our ecosystems.   We have to be mindful of the absolute need to preserve and maintain our fragile environment that all species play their part in.  Birds are crucial to this ecosystem and we are losing them by the millions. We must begin to think differently from our conditioned military industrial mindset, top-down GDP mindset where big business controls our energy and food.

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pdjmoo's curator insight, December 26, 2013 6:49 PM

      YOU ARE IN INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES

 

 ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides