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Wind turbines kill fewer birds than do cats, cell towers

Wind turbines kill fewer birds than do cats, cell towers | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Wind turbines kill far fewer birds in North America than do cats or collisions with buildings such as cell towers, says a study Monday. As wind power expands nationwide, critics New Study Provides Most
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Lawmakers clash over transparency at wildlife agency

Lawmakers clash over transparency at wildlife agency | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
House Republicans clashed with Democrats Wednesday over what the GOP sees as obstruction by the Fish and Wildlife Service of its investigations.
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Climate change isn’t for the birds

Climate change isn’t for the birds | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Climate change is the greatest threat facing birds in the United States, and it could drive the bald eagle from its nests in most of the country. That warning about America’s national bird comes from a National Audubon Society study due out Tuesday that predicts climate change could put about half of North America’s bird species at risk...
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Agency Awards Grant To Study Wind Turbines' Impact On Birds And Bats - ThinkProgress

Agency Awards Grant To Study Wind Turbines' Impact On Birds And Bats - ThinkProgress | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
ThinkProgress Agency Awards Grant To Study Wind Turbines' Impact On Birds And Bats ThinkProgress “There will always be some form of conflict between renewable-energy projects and wildlife, but that conflict can be minimized with a little common...
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Birds And Bats Are Sooooo Excited About These New Wind Turbine Technology Grants

Birds And Bats Are Sooooo Excited About These New Wind Turbine Technology Grants | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Yes yes we know that domestic cats kill like a gazillion birds every year but that doesn't exactly let wind turbines off the hook when it comes to wildlife conservation. With that in mind we bring you news that the Energy Department is pumping $4.5 million to fund four new wind turbine technology projects, one
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Advocate for birds wants safer wind turbines

Advocate for birds wants safer wind turbines | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
HURON COUNTY — Planners across the county are reworking wind turbine ordinances, debating how to regulate noise from turbines and setbacks from property and the shoreline, among other factors.
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Luther College studying wind turbine's impact on local bats - Decorah Journal

Luther College studying wind turbine's impact on local bats - Decorah Journal | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
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Luther College studying wind turbine's impact on local bats
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Wind energy is becoming a prominent feature of both economic and visual landscapes across the United States.
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Review of 30-Year Eagle Take Rule Prompts Call for New Approach to Managing Wind Industry

Review of 30-Year Eagle Take Rule Prompts Call for New Approach to Managing Wind Industry | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
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Judge tosses two of three lawsuits filed against Osage County wind farm

Judge tosses two of three lawsuits filed against Osage County wind farm | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Ottawa County District Court Judge Robert G. Haney, sitting by special assignment, dismissed both cases in which the Osage Nation and the Osage Minerals Council were plaintiffs.
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Conservation and clean energy combine at Klondike Wind Farm — Oregon Environmental Council

Conservation and clean energy combine at Klondike Wind Farm — Oregon Environmental Council | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The Klondike Wind Farm, located near the town of Wasco, in Central Oregon, is owned and operated by Iberdrola Renewables and encompasses four individual wind power projects. Together, these wind farms generate a total of 400 megawatts of wind energy—enough to power more than 115,000 homes.
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International guide lists energy development as pronghorn threat

International guide lists energy development as pronghorn threat | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Increasing energy development has been shown to affect the survival of sage grouse, but a new report shows such development also harms pronghorn antelope.
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Wind Energy | DO'Meara

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Locals are key to a greater energy windfall - Cape Argus | IOL.co.za

Locals are key to a greater energy windfall - Cape Argus | IOL.co.za | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
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16-turbine wind farm faces major legal challenge - Independent.ie

16-turbine wind farm faces major legal challenge - Independent.ie | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
A wind farm which is allegedly a threat to the habitat of the hen harrier on the slopes of Keeper Hill in Co Tipperary, is facing a major legal challenge in the High Court.
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Wildlife and Renewable Energy Program - Biodiversity Research Institute

Wildlife and Renewable Energy Program - Biodiversity Research Institute | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
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SNL: Block Island offshore wind project moves ahead after getting Army Corps approval | SNL

SNL: Block Island offshore wind project moves ahead after getting Army Corps approval | SNL | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
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Feds issue 'take' permit for 30-MW Block Island wind farm

Feds issue 'take' permit for 30-MW Block Island wind farm | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to Deepwater Wind Block Island LLC (DWBI) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to construction of the Block Island Wind Farm.
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Bat deaths down at wind farm - The Ely Times

Bat deaths down at wind farm - The Ely Times | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The number of bats killed by wind turbines at the Spring Valley Wind Farm in 2014 has been reduced by more than 75 percent compared to the same time frame last year. According to Ely’s BLM Field Manager Paul Podborny the reduction comes as a result of changes put in place at the beginning of …
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Might black wind turbines prevent bird collisions?

Might black wind turbines prevent bird collisions? | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Four turbines at the Smøla wind farm in Norway are to have one rotor blade painted black to see whether increasing the visual contrast of the turbine agains...
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COHEN: Giant wind farm could deal the Chesapeake Bay a heavy blow

COHEN: Giant wind farm could deal the Chesapeake Bay a heavy blow | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
A plan to build a Godzilla-class wind-power facility on Maryland’s Eastern Shore overlooking the majestic Chesapeake Bay is encountering fierce turbulence.
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Wind farm underway in Starr County

Wind farm underway in Starr County | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
More than 88,000 acres of ranchland full of mesquite trees and brush in Starr County will be transformed into what local leaders hope will be the largest wind turbine project within a single county in Texas.
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How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind Energy, Solar Power, Oil, And Coal? | REVE

How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind Energy, Solar Power, Oil, And Coal? | REVE | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
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Bird group requests wind farm information

The American Bird Conservancy in Washington, D.C., submitted a records request to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Freedom of Information Act for the Mill Creek Wind Farm proposed in Holt County.
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Bill backs scientific wildlife management, bird organization calls for wind energy changes and more: Outdoor Insider

Bill backs scientific wildlife management, bird organization calls for wind energy changes and more: Outdoor Insider | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Your daily (Monday through Friday) guide to all things outdoors, near and far. Like a chat around the campfire with friends who keep up with all the outdoor news.
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3 Ways to Keep Bats Away from Wind Turbines

3 Ways to Keep Bats Away from Wind Turbines | Wind Energy and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Ultrasonic “boom boxes” and other deterrents are under development
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