HolyCoast: Got Too Many Bald Eagles? Build a Wind Turbine

Monday, March 12, 2012

Got Too Many Bald Eagles? Build a Wind Turbine

That'll take care of that nasty bald eagle problem for you:
Bald eagle deaths resulting from collisions with wind turbines has prompted U.S. Forest Service researchers to capture and outfit half-a-dozen of the birds with GPS transmitters that will allow the scientists to study bald eagle behavior.

"For reasons still not clear to scientists, eagles are vulnerable to collisions with wind turbines, and in some areas such collisions can be a major source of the bird’s mortality," Robert Westhover of the United States Department of Agriculture blog wrote in announcing that GPS devices had been fitted to the birds.
Don't these birds know this is "green" energy?

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