Loons Are Getting Squeezed By Wind Farms

Wind turbines have altered bird paths in the German North Sea, forcing them into smaller habitats. January 14, 2019 | Jenny Howard | Hakai Magazine -  Coastal science and societies Wind turbines don’t just wallop birds that collide with their spinning blades, they also shift where birds choose to fly and land. A new study … Continue reading Loons Are Getting Squeezed By Wind Farms

Video: Syncrude fined $2.75M for 31 blue heron deaths (but windmills get a pass)

Syncrude to pay $2.75 million in fines for deaths of 31 blue herons January 2, 2019 | Vincent McDermott | EDMONTON SUN Syncrude will pay $2.75 million in fines after 31 blue herons died at the company’s Mildred Lake site north of Fort McMurray in 2015. Syncrude’s investigation found that bodies of water, such as … Continue reading Video: Syncrude fined $2.75M for 31 blue heron deaths (but windmills get a pass)

Turbines, Pesticides, Threaten Useful, Cute, Hoary Bat.

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.

Birds at Risk: The Importance of Canada’s Boreal Wetlands and Waterways

Birds at Risk: The Importance of Canada's Boreal Wetlands and Waterways. OCTOBER 26, 2011 | | Boreal Songbird Initiative The boreal forest of Canada is a critical stronghold of our planet's bird life, supporting large portions of the global population of many species. Billions of birds migrate to and from the boreal region and reproduce … Continue reading Birds at Risk: The Importance of Canada’s Boreal Wetlands and Waterways

Study calls for 16-km turbine setback from 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

COMMENTARY: PROPOSED ICEBREAKER WIND PROJECT NOT WHAT IT SEEMS

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 around the Great Lakes? A terrible idea for birds, bats – Chicago Tribune

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