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Wind Turbines KILLING California's Golden EAGLES

 
Aquarius 7
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Wind Turbines KILLING California's Golden EAGLES
[link to www.dailymail.co.uk]

California's attempts to switch to green energy have inadvertently put the survival of the state’s golden eagles at risk.

Scores of the protected birds have been dying each year after colliding with the blades of about 5,000 wind turbines.

Now the drive for renewable power sources, such as wind and the sun, being promoted by President Obama and state Governor Jerry Brown has raised fears that the number of newborn golden eagles may not be able to keep pace with the number of turbine fatalities.

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‘It would take 167 pairs of local nesting golden eagles to produce enough young to compensate for their mortality rate related to wind energy production,’ field biologist Doug Bell, manager of East Bay Regional Park District's wildlife programme, told the Los Angeles Times. ‘We only have 60 pairs,’ he added.

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Story continues at the above link. Many pictures, so worth the time to check it out.

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Re: Wind Turbines KILLING California's Golden EAGLES
Personally I think wind turbines are butt ugly
I wish designers were strapped to the props to serve as warning what happens to stupid
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Re: Wind Turbines KILLING California's Golden EAGLES
Eagles are also at the top of the food chain. A precarious place to be these days.
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Re: Wind Turbines KILLING California's Golden EAGLES
Personally I think wind turbines are butt ugly

I wish designers were strapped to the props to serve as warning what happens to stupid
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1418612


Not only an eyesore, but I have heard that the whine they create is nerve-wracking to anyone within hearing distance of them.
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Cayce: “… The greater portion of Japan must go into the sea. …. then we may know it has begun …”. www.near-death.com/experiences/cayce11.html
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"Those who are at peace in their hearts already are in the Great Shelter of life." ~ Hopi Prophecy
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Re: Wind Turbines KILLING California's Golden EAGLES
One last bump, then I'll assume no one else cares. :(
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Cayce: “… The greater portion of Japan must go into the sea. …. then we may know it has begun …”. www.near-death.com/experiences/cayce11.html
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"Be kind, for everyone you know is fighting a hard battle" - Plato
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"Those who are at peace in their hearts already are in the Great Shelter of life." ~ Hopi Prophecy
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06/07/2011 10:45 PM
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Re: Wind Turbines KILLING California's Golden EAGLES
There are designs that make less noise, and are more bird friendly.
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Re: Wind Turbines KILLING California's Golden EAGLES
There are designs that make less noise, and are more bird friendly.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1273752


Then why don't they use them!!! gaah
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Cayce: “… The greater portion of Japan must go into the sea. …. then we may know it has begun …”. www.near-death.com/experiences/cayce11.html
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"Be kind, for everyone you know is fighting a hard battle" - Plato
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"Those who are at peace in their hearts already are in the Great Shelter of life." ~ Hopi Prophecy
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