Buffalo Reef is a 2,200-acre natural cobble feature beneath the waters of Lake Superior, located off the eastern edge of the Keweenaw Peninsula, about 20 miles northeast of Houghton. The reef is vitally important for lake trout and lake whitefish spawning. Nearly a quarter of the annual lake trout yield from Lake Superior’s Michigan waters … Continue reading EPA gives $3.7M to clean up Stamp Sand’s along Keweenaw Bay in Lake Superior
July 30, 2015 | Wind Concerns Ontario, Toronto photographer documents wind farm destruction in Ontario’s North Toronto area resident and photographer Gord Benner took a circle tour of Lake Superior this summer and was astonished to see the damage being done by wind “farm” construction in Ontario’s formerly pristine North, especially the iconic Algoma region … Continue reading Circle tour of Lake Superior, marred by wind turbines.
Wind turbines stand in the direct path of certain migratory bats and birds, which imposes a detrimental obstacle into the animal kingdom. Published on: November 9, 2018 | The Londoner When it comes to the army of wind turbines stationed near the shores of Lake Huron, an unfortunate predicament arises. It’s true that by … Continue reading Turbines, Pesticides, Threaten Useful, Cute, Hoary Bat.
Proposals to build turbines in North America’s Great Lakes have stalled in recent years — but a new initiative aims to break through the barriers. December 29, 2017 | Andy Balaskovitz | Ensia It’s been eight years since a public–private partnership — the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDCo) — was formed in northern Ohio to attract an … Continue reading Has the time finally come for offshore wind energy on North America’s Great Lakes?
August 16, 2016 | THE LONDON FREE PRESS It’s a standard that would eliminate almost all of Ontario’s current wind farms and the ones recently approved. In the wake of the release of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service migratory bird study, the American Bird Conservancy is calling for an 16-kilometre buffer around the Great Lakes for … Continue reading Study calls for 16-km turbine setback from Great Lakes
Can Offshore Wind Turbines Succeed in the Great Lakes? Ice jams and bird and bat deaths will determine the answer August 14, 2018 | Daniel McGraw | scientificamerican.com Aside from a small pilot program along the coast of Finland, offshore wind turbines have not been placed in waters that freeze during winter. Moving ice can act … Continue reading Can Offshore Wind Turbines Succeed in the Great Lakes?
COMMENTARY PROPOSED ICEBREAKER WIND PROJECT NOT WHAT IT SEEMS BY STEVE POLLICK | Blade NewsSlide story | Toledo Blade It is hard to know where to start dissecting the slick spin-doctoring recently published in The Blade’s Op-Ed pages by LEEDCo, the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp., which wants to erect North America’s first freshwater offshore … Continue reading COMMENTARY: PROPOSED ICEBREAKER WIND PROJECT NOT WHAT IT SEEMS
Wind turbines at Flakfortet near Copenhagen. (Jens Dresling / AP) Michael Hutchins The rush is on to build scores of large, commercial wind energy facilities in and around the Great Lakes, in Canada and the United States. From the proposed Galloo Island and Lighthouse projects in New York to Camp Perry and Icebreaker in Ohio … Continue reading Wind turbines around the Great Lakes? A terrible idea for birds, bats – Chicago Tribune
The Huron Mountains are "characterized by its boreal vegetation and unusually diverse and pristine habitats. It includes one of the largest remnants of substantially undisturbed old-growth forest in the upper Great Lakes region." Report on recommendations for siting Wind Turbines in the Great Lakes States. The recommendations summarized here represent the first in-depth, evidence-based synthesis … Continue reading Wind Energy, Great Lakes Regional Guidelines
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