The most powerful climate solution: FORESTS
Adverse environmental effects from industrial wind turbines Industrial wind turbines do not have a benign environmental foot print as has been claimed. Biologists are observing habitat fragmentation and habitat loss, wildlife disturbance and life history disruption when turbines are placed in natural habitats. (1) Bird and bat abundance declines at wind turbine sites and this … Continue reading Adverse environmental effects from industrial wind turbines.
Natural Climate Solutions, The Nature Conservancy Climate change is a global problem, and it requires solutions on a global scale. One of those is hiding in plain sight. Our lands provide an untapped opportunity – proven ways of both storing carbon and reducing carbon emissions in the world’s forests, grasslands and wetlands: natural climate solutions. … Continue reading Natural Climate Solutions: Nature’s sleeping giant
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
U.S. Geological Survey, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center Overview As with many land uses, trade-offs exist between costs and benefits. New wind developments are occurring rapidly in parts of the United States, often leaving little time for evaluation of potential site-specific effects. These developments are known to affect wildlife, directly from fatality due to collision … Continue reading U.S. Geological Survey, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Addressing Climate Change: Why Forests Matter November 12, 2017 | worldbank.org Over 100 countries included actions related to land-use change and forests in their nationally determined contributions to fight climate change The World Bank is supporting countries in their efforts to harness the potential of forests to reduce poverty, better integrate forests into their economies, … Continue reading Addressing Climate Change: Why Forests Matter
Interesting Slide presentation, and much of the same applies to the Huron Mountains. Why Utility Scale Wind Power is Wrong for Vermont By Ben Luce, Ph.D. In-depth presentation on the logistics of wind energy in Vermont and how other energy alternatives make more sense.
Wind Turbines kill birds. The Huron Mountains and Highlands, are a diverse biome containing Highlands, Cedar and Hemlock lowlands, Boreal Forests, wetlands and multitudes of streams, temporary wetlands, Beaver ponds ... Prime bird habitat, and Insect habitat. What happens if thousands of the birds are killed off by turbines? Birds eat 400 to 500 million … Continue reading Wind Turbines kill birds – birds eat insects. The results could be devastating.