environmental vandalism …

Wind turbines, environmentalist’s dreams, turn into nightmare for the birds:

Inconvenient Science: Study of Wind Farm Impacts On EU Protected Species Determines 80% Reduction

As multiple recent articles have documented, wind energy, in the form of wind farms, has been plagued with multiple serious issues. When compiling the list of issues, it demonstrates that wind power’s future as a sustainable renewable energy resource is not so bright.

Articles such as these: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Adding to the negative issue impacts of wind energy is a new study out of Scotland that established an 80% reduction of the EU protected golden plover bird species in the vicinity of a wind farm.

Per the inconvenient study:

“Lead researcher Dr Alex Sansom said: ‘Golden plovers breed in open landscapes and it is likely that the presence of wind turbines in these areas leads to birds avoiding areas around the turbines. This study shows that such displacement may cause large declines in bird numbers within wind farms …’It will be important to examine whether these effects are maintained over the longer term at this site, and we should also use these detailed studies to examine the effects of wind farms on other bird species.'”

Prior specie related articles and peer-reviewed studies.

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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