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Latest information on the disastrous effects of wind turbines on: wildlife, their habitats, migration routes, livestock, pets, marine animals – and you.

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Question your Shrimp
August 15, 2013
by Mark Duchamp

Shrimp farms are destroying the mangrove (Mangroves are various types of trees up to medium height and shrubs that grow in saline coastal sediment habitats in the tropics and subtropics). What is left? Salty wastelands whereupon operations move elsewhere on to destroy other mangroves.

About Mangroves

What do these last 2 videos have to do with wind turbines? Nothing! ‘Just seeing if you are paying attention.



German ecologists decry wind turbines
July 23, 2013

AlJazeera English

Germany’s government set out to abandon nuclear power and switch to renewable energy.In order to triple generating capacity of green energy, hundreds of additional wind turbines are being installed in Southern Germany, but environmentalists are still unhappy.Al Jazeera’s Nick Spicer reports from Soonwald, Germany.





British birdwatchers witness rare swift fly into wind turbine
June 28, 2013

Tomo News US

A rare White-throated Needletail was killed after flying directly into a wind turbine as dozens of bird watchers who traveled to the northern Scottish island of Harris to see it watched late Wednesday afternoon.





Bird vs Wind Turbine FAIL !
June 27, 2013

A fairly large bird, likely a hawk, is struck by a turbine blade.





Why do I call them bat chomping, bird slicing eco-crucifixes?
By James Delingpole, The Telegraph UK
June 17, 2013

Original Article:
http://bit.ly/19bwaA6



UK Wildlife In Crisis
June 13, 2013

Dr Reese Halter & Nick Breeze discuss the UK wildlife crisis that is now being reported in the wider mainstream press.





Wind turbines kill golden eagles across the globe
India
May 7, 2013





What We’re Trying to Save
May 5, 2013

Animals of all kinds are portrayed in their natural habitats in this heartwarming video.





The Wind Rush:Stray Voltage
January 24, 2013
CBC.ca

What is stray voltage and is it a negative effect of wind energy?
http://www.cbc.ca/player/Shows/Shows/Doc+Zone/Extras/ID/2328230414/





South Africa: Bats and Wind Farms
January 7, 2013

Electricity prices are set to double in the coming years and coal powers an ideally load-shedding free South Africa and the country is due to see the first fully functional wind farm in St Francis Bay. But where we win on electricity supply, we lose on ecology. Bat fatalities at some wind farms outnumber bird fatalities 10:1. Bat fatalities are caused by more than just collisions with the turbine blades; they’re also affected by a phenomenon called barotrauma. Bats are integral to ecosystems in that they pollinate fruit trees, disperse seeds into the forest and keep insect populations in check.





Wind Power? no thanks “Fight to Halt Turbines”
December 23, 2012






Wind Turbines Take Steep Toll On Birds And Bats
October 10, 2012

Voice of America





Wild birds vs. Industrial Wind Turbines (Ireland)
June 17, 2012

An insight into the natural environment before before the installation of a wind farm at Kinscourt, Co. Cavan, Ireland.





Wind Farms Killing Wildlife
May 16, 2012

Oil spills happen occasionally, and animals die. Exxon or whoever it is pay a hefty fine, and are slandered by the liberal media and Democrats everywhere. On the other hand, Greenie Democrats push Wind Farms which slaughter thousands of birds every day and it’s defended or not talked about in the mainstream media. Plus, on top of that, the federal government overlooks endangered birds being killed by wind turbines. The poor birds are just flying along, and run into a very sharp blade. Whatever, it’s worth it to Greenies.





Greece: Toxic Crisis-Toxic Crimes
Environmental Degradation and the Financial Crisis
2012

A profile of the battle to increase public awareness of the toxic practices and environmental fallout of “the usual suspects:” investors, loose regulations, and unscrupulous energy companies.





Wind Farms Killing Wildlife – Without Repercussions
March 12, 2012

Fox News

The Manhattan Institute’s Robert Bryce breaks down the double standard for the green-energy creators.



Wisconsin Dairy Farmer Speaks about Stray Voltage Effects
December 26, 2011

“This is a five hundred ohms resistor here, this wire is hooked to my stall, this white wire is a remote ground rod way across way, way away from the buildings. So I can go shut the power off across the road and this will still read the same. So it’s coming out of the earth. And I’m four wired. When I shut my power off all four wires are disconnected. So my ground and neutral don’t even come to the farm either.

This is coming out of the earth getting on my stalls, and this is where the cows are living.”

Scott Srnka speaking about stray voltage trouble on his farm:

http://www.wcccitizens.org/category/leaseholder-stories/stray-voltage/


Nature Report: Threatening Turbines
August 15, 2011

Wind farms could be (ARE) hurtful to migrating birds in the Rio Grande Valley.



June 6, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Golden eagles fight for survival in the Altamont Pass

Each year, about 70 golden eagles are killed by the rotating blades of Altamont Pass’s nearly 5,000 wind turbines. The birds and the perils they face embody the complex issues facing wildlife authorities, wind-farm companies and regulatory agencies as they push for renewable energy development.



Wind Energy & Wildlife Pt. 1 – Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]
August 4, 2010

Texas leads the country in wind energy production but biologists are concerned about its effects on wildlife such as the threatened Lesser Prairie-Chicken.

Part I

Part II



The Effect of Wind Energy Development on Bats (In article section)
March 14, 2010

Is wind energy really as green as we think? Read “The Effect of Wind Energy Development on Bats” by Jaclyn Aliperti and Morgan Nabhan.



Wind Turbines: They’re Not Green Episode 6
December 5, 2009

The Golden Eagle along with thousand of other birds are killed yearly by wind turbines at Altamont Pass. Dr. Shawn Smallwood, Biologist, has collected data on the bird fatalities at Altamont Pass since 1999. He is convinced that the process of approving Wind Farms in rural communities has become corrupt.



Bats Beneficial to Texas Agriculture – America’s Heartland
November 17, 2009

Texas is swarming with millions of bats. They may sound like a nuisance but, for many farmers and ranchers these winged creatures are a valuable asset in destroying millions of mosquitoes and other destructive insects which affect crops, livestock and humans.



The Heartbreak of the Horicon (Marsh) in Wisconsin
September 13, 2008

In the spring of 2008 along Wisconsin’s Horicon Marsh, 86 industrial wind turbines went online. The turbines just two miles from the marsh, which is considered to be a wetland of global importance. If not for the efforts of concerned citizens, the wind developers would have put the turbines much closer. Wind developers downplay the effect of industrial scale turbines on wildlife, saying that wind energy’s role in the reduction of green house gases is a fair trade for bird and bat deaths. But because wind turbines rely on fossil-fuel burning power plants in order to function, the National Academy of Sciences determined that that wind energy’s impact on the reduction of CO2 emissions is negligible. Danish studies show the same conclusion. Wind energy is the only renewable resource that keeps us tied to fossil fuel and transmission lines. In the 2009 legislative session there will be a push for wind turbine siting reform. This will take away the power of our local governments to have any say about where wind turbines can be located in our communities and had this power to the PSC. There is no provision for the protection of wildlife in the Wisconsin draft model wind ordinance which the PSC supports. Visit www.hmsadvocates.org to find out how you can help.



A message from a bat about industrial wind turbines
September 5, 2008

Recent studies have found that bats are dying the most painful of deaths near industrial wind turbines due to a sudden drop in air pressure in the wake of the spinning blades which have a span are wider than that of a 747 aircraft. The sudden drop in air pressure causes the bat’s lungs to expand and explode. The bat then drowns. This is the same thing that can happen to scuba divers when they come up too quickly. The National Audubon Society has been marching in lockstep with wind developers and blindly supports industrial scale wind farms. Their position is that what ever wildlife deaths the turbines cause is more than made up for by the reduction of green house gasses. However, reports from the National Academy of Sciences show that because industrial wind turbines cannot function without fossil-fuel burning power plants, and because the wind is unreliable, the reduction of green house gases by wind energy is negligible. Studies in Europe show the same results. So what does the National Audubon Society get for trading wildlife deaths? Big donations from wind developers and power companies. Please take a moment to write the national office and ask them to rethink their position on wind energy. The bats will thank you.



Wind turbines make bat lungs explode
August 29, 2008

New Scientist Video
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn14593#.Ug1Sb6zOCe5

Researchers at the University of Calgary have found out why bats have been dying near wind turbines. As this video explains, a study published today finds the bats are actually drowning in mid-air.



Fatal Attraction: Birds and Wind Turbines – KQED QUEST
December 7, 2007

With California’s ambitious renewable energy goal, the state needs wind power. But California’s largest wind farm cluster at Altamont Pass unintentionally kills golden eagles, burrowing owls and other threatened birds. Now, wind companies, scientists and environmentalists are working to bird-proof these massive wind farms.



The Truth About Industrial Wind Energy – 9 of 12 (Kansas, US)
May 7, 2007

Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts – A presentation by the Ellis County Environmental Awareness Coalition in Kansas. Attention is paid to the dangers posed to native birds and what happens to local ecology when fewer birds are about.