Monday, November 11, 2013

Wind Mills & Solar Panels kill more birds then lead, but, no big deal!

Imagine the uproar if dead birds were found on the grounds of your local gun club?

Fines, lawsuits, condemnation in the local press, unending town council meetings, and even being threatened with closure.

But, if your gun club was a political correct activity as defined by the left and animal rights groups.

California Wind Farm Seeking First Permit to Kill Protected Golden Eagles – A wind farm in the Montezuma Hills region of Northern California is seeking a permit to legally kill up to five golden eagles over the next five years even though the raptors are currently protected under federal law and an international migratory bird treaty.

Birdwatchers flock to see rare bird, then watch it killed by wind turbine

There hasn’t been a sighting of a White-throated Needletail in the United Kingdom for 22 years, so nearly 80 birdwatchers flocked to Scotland to get a look, the Telegraph reported.  But instead of enjoying the world’s fastest flying bird soaring, they watched it fly into the small blade of a wind turbine and die.

California solar power plants singeing bird feathers

Of 34 birds reported dead or injured at Ivanpah in September, 15 had melted feathers. Dozens of other bird carcasses, not singed but with critical injuries, have been found in recent months at two solar projects about to go online on public land between Joshua Tree National Park and Blythe, Calif., a town of 20,800 on Interstate 10 near the Arizona border.

Last month, 19 birds, 16 of them water fowl or marsh birds, were found dead at Desert Sunlight, a 550-megawatt photovoltaic plant about 50 miles east of Indio, Calif. The carcass of a Yuma clapper rail, a federally endangered, medium-sized marsh bird, was found at the project in May.

About 600,000 bats killed by wind turbines in 2012, study shows

More than 600,000 bats fell victim to the turbines in 2012, according to a new study. The turbines spin at up to 179 miles per hour, rising hundreds of feet into the air.

While many Americans consider bats to be pesky or scary, they serve a vital ecological role. They eat a tremendous number of flying insects and they help pollinate crops, such as peaches and avocados.

 "Dead bats are being found underneath wind turbines across North America," wrote biologist Mark Hayes. "This estimate of bat fatalities is probably conservative."

Should Wind Industry Get a Free Pass on Bird Deaths?

Study: Feds underestimating the number of protected bird deaths at all the wind farms they aren’t prosecuting

Feds go after big oil for 28 bird deaths; ignore 400K deaths from wind turbines

Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths; 83,000 hunting birds killed each year

Sea eagles being killed by wind turbines

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