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
November 2, 2018 | Andy Balaskovitz | energynews.us While wind energy is seeing pushback in other parts of Michigan, a project in the Upper Peninsula — largely benefiting a single landowner — could prove even more challenging. Supporters say the 130 megawatt project near Lake Superior could bring badly needed tax revenue to the rural area, while opponents … Continue reading Residents divided over wind energy plan for ‘pristine Upper Peninsula wilderness’
October 27, 2018 Terracon is a company that checks the ground to see if it will support heavy cement and turbines, They are working around Mount Arvon, and throughout The Huron Mountains and Michigamme Highlands. Before the project is approved, or has any permits large machines are tearing up rain saturated ground and roads. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn6KTG4W1r8&fbclid=IwAR0fjkdTXDaFDEiRhy9laMrX3zpAUz1KCb5RW0ouBezW8fDPFufhOzOBNxc
The Reality of Industrial Wind Power Oct 01, 2018 |Jeff Ingber | Townhall.com. | [See full article] I certainly want to preserve the environment for my grandchildren and theirs, and I appreciate the threat posed by fossil fuels. But wind power, shrouded in a mystique of cost-effective, clean, renewable energy, creates far more problems than is … Continue reading There is no free environmental lunch when it comes to building and using massive turbine structures.
Concerned Wind Facility Will Hurt Forests, Salmon River, Hunting, Fishing, Fort Drum, Economy January 21, 2018 |Robert McNamara. | Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust told the New York State Public Service Commission that it is concerned a major industrial wind energy facility proposed for the center of the Tug Hill … Continue reading Wind Facility Will Hurt Forests, Salmon River, Hunting, Fishing, Fort Drum, Economy
Why a Supreme Court case over a single frog could jeopardize wildlife for years to come October 2, 2018 | Mark Rupp, EDF's Wildlife Campaign Director. | Environmental Defense Fund Highlights The first case of the Supreme Court’s new term could set a dangerous precedent for how we protect habitat that species may depend on in … Continue reading Weyerhaeuser v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Supreme Court Case.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY The down side to wind power. Wind farms will cause more environmental impact than previously thought. October 4, 2018 | Leah Burrows | The Harvard Gazette When it comes to energy production, there’s no such thing as a free lunch, unfortunately. As the world begins its large-scale transition toward low-carbon energy sources, it … Continue reading Large-scale wind power has its down side – Harvard Gazette
The Reality of Industrial Wind Power Oct 01, 2018| Jeff Ingber |Opinion - Townhall.com. Wind energy derives from solar radiation, and humans have safely and logically used it for thousands of years through mechanisms such as sails and wind wheels. However, in recent years, argument has raged about the wisdom of building and subsidizing wind farms … Continue reading The Environmental Reality When It Comes To Building and Using Massive Turbine Structures
Sept 28, 2018 | Tammy | L'Anse Sentinel WATERSHED CROSSINGS–Friends of the Huron Mountains volunteers sought training on good and bad stream crossings. They will work with Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Natural Resources and the Michigan DNR to catalog the thousands of stream crossings in Baraga County. This crossing was visited on Menge Creek Road during … Continue reading Friends of the Huron Mountains volunteers sought training on good and bad stream crossings
“To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.” – Aldo Leopold *
This type of mountaintop removal is praised by many coal mine haters. Wind projects don’t remove as much rock but they add stark, unnatural structures. R.I.P. Mars Hill, Maine.
For this “green” experiment, 12 miles of Laurel Mountain, West Virginia were industrialized, including a battery storage gesture that tries to make wind seem non-transient.
Early explorers would have seen this as an enemy gauntlet, and modern gut reactions are similar. There should be a penalty for ruining unbroken vistas.
Unsettling numbers of environmentalists fail to see that wind turbines are enemies of nature posing as saviors. Calling them eco-traitors is justified when you study the scope of future plans. Wind in the abstract sense is clean and natural, but the physical manifestation of how people “harvest” wind…
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