Impact of Wind Turbines on Grouse

Although grouse are amongst the most well-studied bird groups, an adequate scientific investigation of the impact of wind turbines on these birds has yet to be carried out. Research Project “Capercaillie and Wind Energy” Although there are several publications on individual cases in which the topic is presented, there is no clear answer for the … Continue reading Impact of Wind Turbines on Grouse

Wind Turbines, negative downstream effects by removing predator raptors.

Wind turbines aren’t quite ‘apex predators’, but the truth is far more interesting November 7, 2018 | Jeroen Minderman| theconversation.com In some ways, it may indeed seem as if wind turbines act similarly to the introduction of an “apex predator” into the food chain: by reducing the number and activity of intermediate predators such as birds … Continue reading Wind Turbines, negative downstream effects by removing predator raptors.

Wind farm ‘predator’ effect hits ecosystems: study

Wind farm 'predator' effect hits ecosystems: study November 5, 2018 | Patrick Galey | phys.org Journal reference: Nature Ecology & Evolution Wind farms act as a top "predator" in some ecosystems, harming birds at the top of the food chain and triggering a knock-on effect overlooked by green energy advocates, scientists said Monday. Wind is the fastest-growing … Continue reading Wind farm ‘predator’ effect hits ecosystems: study

The Importance of Keeping Forests Intact

A recent study illustrates why humans need to step up their efforts to save the world's forests. FEB 28, 2018 | Morgan Erickson-Davis | Pacific Standard When it comes to habitat quality and ecosystem services, research has shown that natural landscapes do it best. A new study, published recently in Nature, adds fodder to this … Continue reading The Importance of Keeping Forests Intact