Michigan officials back federal wildlife conservation plan

The photo is in Baraga County.  Not specifically related to wind but ironic that this addresses restoring wildlife conservation areas while at the same time Michigan is allowing industrial wind development to destroy existing wildlife habitats. None of the DNR or USFW guidelines are mandatory for wind development and even if they recommend against an … Continue reading Michigan officials back federal wildlife conservation plan

Why would we destroy one of the better Climate strongholds?

Scientists Locate Natural “Strongholds” in Upper Michigan That Could Protect Nature in the Face of Climate Change ​Identifying climate-resilient lands and waters to sustain biodiversity The Nature Conservancy has identified a series of landscapes across Michigan that are predicted to withstand the growing impacts of climate change and help ensure nature’s survival. As droughts, more … Continue reading Why would we destroy one of the better Climate strongholds?

Wind Turbines kill birds – birds eat insects. The results could be devastating.

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.

Six New Papers Reveal A Hushed-Up ‘Green’ Reality: Wind Turbines Destroy Habitats

Studies Show Wind Farms Destroy Habitats WRITTEN BY KENNETH RICHARD, MARCH 16, 2018. Six New Papers Reveal A Hushed-Up ‘Green’ Reality: Wind Turbines Destroy Habitats More Wind Turbines, More Habitat Harm, Loss Six new papers expose the systematic destruction of natural wildlife habitats via the installation of wind turbines. Read more at No Tricks Zone 1. A 20-Fold … Continue reading Six New Papers Reveal A Hushed-Up ‘Green’ Reality: Wind Turbines Destroy Habitats

Conventional Wind Energy – A Design Deadly for Birds

A 2013 study published in The Wildlife Society Bulletin found that wind turbines killed an estimated 573,000 birds annually in the United States. And that figure was 4 years ago. According to U.S. Wind Energy State Facts ( Oct. 2016), there are over 52,000 wind turbines installed across 40 U.S. States plus Puerto Rico & … Continue reading Conventional Wind Energy – A Design Deadly for Birds

New study pinpoints birds of prey as hardest hit by wind farms

31 Oct 2017  | BirdLife A new study has revealed which bird and bat species are most at risk of collision with wind turbines, with birds of prey and migratory birds coming top of the list. This research is the first to take a global view of the problem, and pinpoints some possible solutions to … Continue reading New study pinpoints birds of prey as hardest hit by wind farms

Wind turbine vibration effect on animals.

Wind Energy Impacts and Issues. Wind turbine placement must consider vibration effect on animals. Although the study of the impact of industrial wind farms on migration is necessary and commendable, it is my concern that not nearly enough attention is being paid to the seismic vibrations generated by these wind farms. I can also hear … Continue reading Wind turbine vibration effect on animals.

Proposed Project will cut right through Core Moose habitat

The Proposed Wind Energy Project will cut right through the High Density core moose habitat areas. The construction phase with blasting and massive equipment and road work,  will cause avoidance, and increased stress, and possible interference with calving areas. In addition hundreds of additional trucks, cars and equipment a day will increase the risks of accidental … Continue reading Proposed Project will cut right through Core Moose habitat

WILDLIFE POPULATION DECLINES -Due to Industrialization of ridgelines.

WILDLIFE POPULATION DECLINES Large scale habitat loss and disturbances as a consequence of industrial energy exploration and development, mining, timber extraction, and backcountry recreation have been demonstrated to contribute to wildlife population declines. Described by conservation scientists as “death by a thousand cuts”, individual impacts may be regarded as minor. However, these disturbances are now … Continue reading WILDLIFE POPULATION DECLINES -Due to Industrialization of ridgelines.

Seismic vibrations cause Diplocardia earthworms to emerge from the soil

Grunting for worms: seismic vibrations cause Diplocardia earthworms to emerge from the soil O. Mitra,1 M.A. Callaham, Jr,2 M.L. Smith,1 and J.E. Yack1,* ABSTRACT Harvesting earthworms by a practice called ‘worm grunting’ is a widespread and profitable business in the southeastern USA. Although a variety of techniques are used, most involve rhythmically scraping a wooden … Continue reading Seismic vibrations cause Diplocardia earthworms to emerge from the soil