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Bird deaths from wind turbines are small when compared to other human-caused sources of avian mortality

President Trump recently criticized “windmills” as a source of energy, claiming: “They kill so many birds. You look underneath some of those windmills, it’s like a killing field.” All this while he attempts to prop up a fading coal industry that is responsible for killing twenty-four times as many birds as wind energy. But do … Continue reading Bird deaths from wind turbines are small when compared to other human-caused sources of avian mortality

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Bird collision study at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

A study into how effectively birds can avoid offshore wind turbines is to be carried out at the North Sea wind farm opposed by Donald Trump. The study, lasting between two and three years, will start in spring, and is thought to be one of the first times research has been carried out at this … Continue reading Bird collision study at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

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Innovative new product obliterates problem of bird droppings on wind farms

Seabird droppings or ‘guano’ is costing the global wind industry millions of pounds a year in delays and clean-up costs but a new product and service is set to eradicate the problem for good after a successful pilot showed ‘astonishing’ results. ‘Scaretech’ was trialled for three weeks on Dong Energy’s Race Bank wind farm off … Continue reading Innovative new product obliterates problem of bird droppings on wind farms

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