More stress for birds means higher chances of West Nile virus September 6, 2016| Dana Kobilinsky | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY Researchers examined the extent to which mosquitoes with West Nile virus bit zebra finches with elevated levels of stress. Birds that have more of the stress hormone corticosterone are more likely to be bitten by mosquitoes … Continue reading Wind Turbine stress on birds could increases chances of West Nile virus.
This project not ONLY will be to alter the environment where they construct the turbines, there is no adequate road to the site and no existing electricity infrastructure. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center document: "Most of these facilities tie into existing electricity transmission infrastructure and require service roads and … Continue reading Habitat Changes, In Turn,Influence The Health Of Wildlife Populations
Found this presentation. It is geared primarily towards AG and farms. "If goal is for growth of tourism, wind may not be right, " But there is information on surveys done in other Michigan communities. I was not able to determine the survey data numbers are a valid cross section and some of the questions … Continue reading Does Wind Energy fit with area’s long-term plan?
From the University of Michigan Windfarms have no monetary effect on the local school district general fund. - Michigan schools receive a per-pupil foundation allowance. (For most of the schools we interviewed, the current allowance is $7,511). - The allowance is first comprised of funds from local property taxes and then supplemented with state funds. … Continue reading Windfarms have no monetary effect on the local school district general fund.
Study Shows that Wind-Energy should not be placed within 10 miles of the Great Lakes. Bats Also at Risk, New Radar Study Says. (Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2016) A radar study released last month by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) provides stark evidence that wind turbines on the Great Lakes pose an unacceptably high risk to … Continue reading Wind Turbines On The Great Lakes Threaten Migratory Birds
May 20, 2016 | Andy Balaskovitz | energynews.us A subsidiary of global clean energy developer Renewable Energy Systems is considering property in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for what would be the area’s largest wind energy project. Documents obtained by Midwest Energy News through a Freedom of Information Act request with the Federal Aviation Administration show Colorado-based RES Americas has applied for … Continue reading Developer revealed for proposed Upper Peninsula wind project
Across the big lake on landscapes similar to the Huron Mountains: The Ontario government boasts that the Algoma Region offers a "backdrop of breathtaking landscapes." That was before the wind power projects were built. Here, a photo from Bow Lake in the Algoma, this summer. Breathtaking alright. (Photo courtesy Gord Benner)
PLIGHT OF MOUNTAINTOP HABITAT Wildlife Biologists and Natural Resource Managers are expressing their growing concerns regarding large scale wind development and its impacts to sensitive mountain habitats. High elevation habitats are a scarce resource in the Northeast. My name is Will Staats and I live in the Northeast Kingdom town of Victory, Vermont. make my … Continue reading PLIGHT OF MOUNTAINTOP HABITAT