Wind farms — clean, renewable, bald-eagle-killing machines

September 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Wind Energy Tips

In further evidence that, in this life, there is no winning, sad statistics have cast a shadow over the bright potential of wind energy technology. According to government scientists, wind energy facilities have killed 85 bald and gold eagles since 1997, 79 of them perishing from flying into turbines. While the blades of the turbines appear to move quite slowly, the tips reach 170 mph and knock birds down with finality as they scan the ground for food. While industry body America Wind Energy Association points out that there are plenty of things out there killing eagles far more efficiently, the Fish and Wildlife Service estimates the number of wind-farm-related deaths to be far greater than their new report suggests. [Source]

Wind farms — clean, renewable, bald-eagle-killing machines

September 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Wind Energy Tips

In further evidence that, in this life, there is no winning, sad statistics have cast a shadow over the bright potential of wind energy technology. According to government scientists, wind energy facilities have killed 85 bald and gold eagles since 1997, 79 of them perishing from flying into turbines. While the blades of the turbines appear to move quite slowly, the tips reach 170 mph and knock birds down with finality as they scan the ground for food. While industry body America Wind Energy Association points out that there are plenty of things out there killing eagles far more efficiently, the Fish and Wildlife Service estimates the number of wind-farm-related deaths to be far greater than their new report suggests. [Source]

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