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U.S. — Conservation Groups and Wind Industry Clash over Damage to Desert Ecosystems

Wind energy faces turbulent future in desert Sammy Roth — The Desert Sun — November 24, 2014 For renewable energy advocates and environmental groups, few questions are more divisive than the impact of wind turbines on desert wildlife. Trade organizations see wind development as something of a climate change panacea: an abundant, relatively inexpensive clean […]

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Earliest Ice on Record Appears on Great Lakes

(Of course, we know this must be the result of Man-made Global Warming, because whenever I want a refreshingly cold glass of lemonade, I always throw it in the microwave first to get that just right icy frosty effect. — DQ) CBC — November 24, 2014 According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the ice formation […]

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Silly Article Claims Polar Bears Have Become “Killers” Because of Starvation

As one person commented below the article, famous explorer Roald Amundsen was attacked by a polar bear (back in the days when explorers drove SUV’s, remember?). — DQ Lindsay Abrams — Salon — November 22, 2014 When polar bears attack: How climate change is creating a new breed of unlikely killers As the ice caps melt, […]

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Wind Industry Lies Continue to Be Exposed

Christopher Booker — Daily Mail — November 23, 2014 On November 7, Guardian readers were excited by a huge two-page advertisement from the wind farm company Ecotricity, hailing what it described as “a historic event”. This, it explained, was on Sunday October 19, following the Didcot power station fire, when several other major power plants […]

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U.S. — Turbines boosting governments’ bank accounts

(More than likely, this explains the Ontario Liberals deep obsession to building more of these behemoths, when we already have a surplus of electricity in this province — DQ) Tracy Moss — The News Gazette — November 23, 2014 In its first year on the property tax rolls, the California Ridge wind farm contributed more than […]

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Great article: When Too Big Is an Issue

Michael Fitzgerald — Finger Lakes Times — November 21, 2014 This week, the town of Caitlin, south of Watkins Glen, got cold feet over a proposal to build a wind farm. The town board was poised to pass a local law that would open the door for a Florida company to build a wind-driven electrical […]

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Ohio: Wind Energy Industry Protests Bird-Kill Fines

Ohio House passes legislation Jim Provance — The Blade — November 22, 2014 COLUMBUS — Ohio’s fledgling wind energy industry is balking at a largely ignored provision of a massive environmental bill overwhelmingly approved in the House this week, arguing it is designed to throw one more wrench into its turbines. The language would allow […]

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Legal battle over Ontario wind turbine farm may redefine ‘harm’

Sean Fine — Globe and Mail — November 21, 2014 The right to be free from chronic annoyance is at the heart of a legal challenge that could shake Ontario’s multibillion wind-energy business, and limit other industrial development in rural areas. It pits a family whose farming history goes back a century in Southwestern Ontario […]

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The Canadian MSM is Starting to Pay Attention! Wind Farms Killing Thousands of Bats

Tip o’ the hat to M.K. Barton for this article. Sheila Pratt — National Post — November 19, 2014 EDMONTON — Thousands of bats die on southern Alberta wind farms each year, but it’s unclear what effect that is having on the overall population, says Canada’s foremost bat expert, Robert Barclay. Most of the bats […]

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Idaho News Video: How Often Do Wind Companies Check for Dead Birds?? The Owner of This One says “Twice a Year”

Click on picture to go to news video. Karen Zatkulak, KTVB — November 18, 2014 BOISE – Wind farms are popping up all across our region. In Idaho alone, there are around 600 turbines generating energy. The alternative resource could be endangering local wildlife, including many species of birds. In fact, it’s estimated that 2,500 […]

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Birdlife International: Globally recognized habitat in Ontario headed for ruin due to wind turbines

Nature Canada — November 17, 2014 Press Release November 17, 2014 (OTTAWA) More than 350 of the planet’s most important sites for nature are threatened with being lost forever according to a new report by BirdLife International. Four of Canada’s Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are in danger. The BirdLife International report “IBAs in […]

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GERMANY TO ABANDON STRICT ‘2020’ CLIMATE CHANGE TARGETS

Donna Rachel Edmunds — Breitbart London — November 17, 2014 Germany’s Vice Chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, has indicated that the country will abandon its commitment to reducing CO2 emissions by 40 percent by 2020, from a 1990 base level. In doing so he has won the ongoing clash with his own environmental minister Barbara Hendricks over […]

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U.S.: Wind Energy Firm Sues Government to Block Release of Bird Deaths Data Saying Its Confidential

Dina Cappiello — Associated Press — November 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — A company that operates at least 13 wind-energy facilities across three states is suing in federal court to block the U.S. government from releasing information to The Associated Press about how many birds are found dead at its facilities. Pacificorp of Portland, Oregon, is […]

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Wind farm on Oak Ridges Moraine up for appeal hearing

Vanessa Lu — Toronto Star — November 15, 2014 Wind energy may be green, but opponents of a proposed wind farm on the Oak Ridges Moraine worry that five giant turbines will damage the environmentally sensitive area. “There are conflicting values,” said Heather Stauble, a Kawartha Lakes councillor who represents the area where WPD Canada […]

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Ocotillo Residents Say Wind Turbine Noise Creates a Living Hell

“It’s a horror beyond words; something you have to live to understand. Something must be done to stop the noise.” – Ocotillo resident Parke Ewing Tip o’ the hat to Ocotillo Wind Turbine Destruction East County Magazine — November 15, 2014 Pattern Energy Glenn Hodges explains that noise won’t be an issue due to the […]

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