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Calgary conservationist warns Alberta wind farms may irreversibly hurt birds of prey

Mia Sosiak — Global News — July 3, 2015 CALGARY – John Campbell has worked with falcons, eagles and hawks in the wild for decades, all over Western Canada. He has monitored nests near Pincher Creek since the 1970s, and banded thousands of baby raptors, long before the area became the birthplace of wind power […]

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U.S. Permit to Kill Eagles Prompts New Video Game: “Green Energy Kills”

Valerie Richardson — Washington Times — July 2, 2014 By sacrificing a few bald eagles, the Obama administration may have opened a can of worms. In a bid to give alternative energy sources a boost, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has quietly granted a California wind energy farm a permit to kill a limited […]

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Images: Red-tailed hawk killed by an Ontario wind turbine

Tip o’ the hat to Scott Luft from Cold Air From Canadian Raptor Conservancy – March 6, 2014 Very graphic (apologies) but MUST be seen.  This is a wild adult Red Tailed Hawk from Haldimand County Ontario that was struck yesterday by a wind turbine.  People that say that birds of prey will avoid wind […]

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Robert Bryce Testimony for a U.S. Senate Committee Hearing: Killing Wildlife in the name of saving the planet

(Editor’s note: This is a long read but well worth the time!   Thanks to M. K. Barton for the find.  — DQ) Written Remarks for a Hearing of the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, Dirksen Senate Office Building, February 25, 2014.  Good afternoon. The focus of this hearing is on the […]

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Wind turbines and fickled winds affect magnificent birds

Paul Carpenter — The Morning Call — January 6, 2014 The osprey swooped down to the surface of the water in the Florida Everglades to snatch a large fish, and then flapped its strong wings to regain altitude. That was not what impressed my wife and me the most. In flight, the bird used its talons to […]

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Wind turbines – where endangered birds go to die

Investigate Daily (NZ) — September 25, 2013 TURBINES OF DEATH SUB: how wind farms slaughter native wildlife, and worsen our health WORDS BY MELISSA WISHART With a healthy environment at the forefront of everybody’s minds lately, New Zealand is jumping headfirst into wind energy as a supposedly “clean, green” alternative to the current array of […]

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4 Reasons Why It’s a Bad Argument to say Cats Kill More Birds than Wind Turbines

Tip o’ the hat to Tehachapi Communities for Responsible Energy Development Chris Clarke — KCET — 2013 A recent Nature article offered up some shocking statistics about the number of wild animals likely killed by outdoor domestic cats each year, and it’s gotten a lot of buzz. According to theresearch, outdoor cats — most of them […]

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USFWS warns Maryland wind farm will kill up to 43 bald eagles per year. Wind developer says, “Nooo. It will only be about 18.”

(The US Fish and Wildlife Service is warning a proposed Maryland wind factory could kill almost 4 dozen bald eagles each year.  Astoundingly, the wind expert casually predicts it won’t be that many.  At the same project, the Navy is protesting about the effects this installation will have on their radar, which again seems to […]

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Government bureaucrats delay life-saving road projects, but let wind turbines butcher bats

From WattsUpWithThat — April 7, 2013 Paul Driessen and James H. Rust Georgia residents recently learned that arare bat has stalled state highway improvements. The May 2012 sighting of an endangered Indiana brown bat in a northern Georgia tree has triggered federal regulations requiring that state road projects not “harm, kill or harass” bats. Even […]

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Did Big Oil Kill Off Green Energy?

Daniel J. Graeber – Oil Price.com — December 30, 2012 The American Petroleum Industry announced the U.S. oil and natural gas sector spent billions of dollars last year on environmental programs. The energy lobby said it estimates that about 20 percent of all investments in low-carbon technology came from private energy companies. At the most […]

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Feds look other way as wind farms kill birds — but haul oil and gas firms to court

Bamini Chakraborty — Fox News — December 17, 2012 Washington –  Lights left on during a foggy night last year at a West Virginia wind farm are thought to be behind the grizzly deaths of nearly 500 songbirds. It was the third time it happened — and each time, the federal government looked the other […]

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EPAW infrared video shows bats being hit by wind turbine

  Bats seem to be attracted to wind turbines. On this infrared video taken at night, one can see bats “investigating” the moving blades of a wind turbine. Strikes are also recorded.    

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Wind turbines take steep toll on birds and bats (article and video)

Zulima Palacio — Voice of America / Science and Technology — October 10, 2012 Watch video here Wind power is key to efforts to produce clean, limitless energy and to slow global warming. It’s one of the world’s fastest-growing energy industries. But there is mounting evidence that expanding “wind farms” are taking a toll on […]

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Off topic but worth posting — Women who killed husbands ‘rarely gave a warning,’ and most weren’t abused, study finds

Editors Note:  Because this is something that I have been saying for DECADES and has now FINALLY been proven TRUE and even though this is off topic for this blog, because it’s mine, fortunately, I get to post whatever I want.  And this merits repeating.   — Donna From today’s National Post — October 3, […]

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It’s the UK vs the U.S. as Scotland drops mega-wind farm, in favour of golden eagles

Jack Dini — Hawaii Reporter — August 30, 2012 Plans for a controversial mega-wind farm on the Isle of Lewis were dropped following fears that golden eagles and other birds would be killed by massive turbine blades. Predictions indicated that up to 22 golden eagles, Scotland’s national bird of prey, could collide with the wind […]

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