JANUARY 15 2019 | Jolyon Attwooll | The Courier Wedge-tailed eagles are falling foul of the giant, swift-moving wind turbine blades at Yaloak South wind farm near Ballan. The renewable energy company Pacific Hydro confirmed to The Courier that three deaths of the eagle – Australia’s largest bird of prey – have been recorded at the wind farm since … Continue reading Wedge-tailed eagles killed by wind turbines at Yaloak South wind farm in Moorabool Shire
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)
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
Bird attrition. Death by turbine blades: One of the wind industry's denial favourites. Along with health and environmental impacts. Ecocide - All makes perfect logical sense doesn't it? We have chosen this image by our favourite cartoonist Josh to go with our post. November 6 2018 | Wind Energy's Absurd Their shills talk about the birds … Continue reading Bird attrition. Death by turbine blades.
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
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.
November 23, 2013 | Eyder Peralta | The Two-Way, NPR In a settlement reached with the Department of Justice, Duke Energy Renewables pleaded guilty in the deaths of 14 golden eagles and 149 other migratory birds at two of its wind energy facilities in Wyoming. "We deeply regret the impacts to golden eagles at two of our … Continue reading Duke Energy Pleads Guilty Over Eagle Deaths At Wind Farms (2013)
California’s Altamont Pass wind farms are famous for killing hundreds of raptors each year, including an estimated 35 golden eagles.
If solar and wind farms are needed to protect the natural environment, why do they so often destroy it? May 17, 2018| Michael Shellenberger | #ChangeTheWorld Consider that: New offshore wind turbines in Germany could "lead to the extinction of individual species” including the rare, intelligent, and highly-threatened harbor porpoise, according to Friends of the Earth-Germany (BUND). Migratory bat … Continue reading If Renewables Are So Great for the Environment, Why Do They Keep Destroying It?