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Bird Conservation Group Calls for Changes in Collection of Data at Wind Developments

Tip o’ the hat to M. Kay Barton Robert Johns — March 5, 2015 — American Bird Conservancy American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has called on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to institute a new system of pre-construction risk assessment and bird and bat mortality data collection in connection with hundreds of thousands of […]

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HIDING MORTALITY: THE WOLFE ISLAND SLAUGHTER

Jim Wiegand, wildlife biologist — East County Magazine — September 28, 2013 While Altamont Pass operators have been hiding most of their wind turbine mortality with search intervals of 30-90 days, the rest of North American wind farms hide mortality by using search areas that are far too small. By using only 50 meter search […]

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Jim Wiegand — The Truth about Wolfe Island bird mortality rates

Jim Wiegand — January 18, 2013 Here is a little more proof about how the Wolf Island Mortality studies were designed to find only a fraction of the birds killed by their huge turbines. This information is very important so the public can understand the true character of the wind industry. Mortality studies years ago […]

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McGuinty’s Green Energy Act’s “Mortality Threshold” favours wind developers over Ontario’s natural heritage

Rick Conroy — The Wellington Times — November 16, 2012 How ministry bureaucracy tasked with protecting Ontario’s natural heritage is clearing the way for industrial wind development What is an Important Bird Area? Does it have any specific meaning or legal weight? Not much, it seems, when it comes to industrial wind factories or solar […]

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Wolfe Island Turbine Site has Highest Avian Mortality in the Province

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper — March 16, 2012 The December 2011 issue of Ontario Birds, (the journal of Ontario Field Naturalists, Volume 29, Number 3) includes an article by Lyle Friesen of the Canadian Wildlife Service with avian mortality data from 10 wind turbines sites in Ontario. Not surprisingly, the Wolfe Island industrial wind factory has […]

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