08 Apr '11, 5pm

Wind turbines kill birds, but they don’t have to—here’s how to do better [VIDEO]

Here's a stomach-churning video of a wind turbine karate-chopping a vulture. Watching it will probably change the way you look at wind turbines. (Seriously, bird-lovers be warned: It is intense.) This video, originally captured by a tourist in Greece, vividly illustrates what happens 440,000 times a year, according to the American Bird Conservancy. If that sounds like a lot -- it's nearly one bird every minute -- just imagine what will happen as wind power ramps up to many times its current footprint. Fortunately, there are solutions. ABC says that bird strikes can be minimized if regulations force wind power companies to: • Site their farms mostly on land that's already disturbed (I.e. farmland.) Also, keeping them out of migratory flight paths will reduce the threat. • Make the transmission lines that connect to wind farms more bird-friendly, as per the recommendations o...

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grist.org 09 Apr '11, 11am

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cleantechnica.com 09 Apr '11, 1am

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grist.org 09 Apr '11, 2am

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treehugger.com 11 Apr '11, 12pm

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switchboard.nrdc.org 09 Apr '11, 1am

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care2.com 10 Apr '11, 7pm

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grist.org 08 Apr '11, 4pm

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triplepundit.com 08 Apr '11, 2pm

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grist.org 07 Apr '11, 7pm

There’s a down side to getting energy from wind: People who live near turbine farms report annoyance and even health effec...

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grist.org 05 Apr '11, 9pm

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care2.com 09 Apr '11, 11am

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cleantechnica.com 07 Apr '11, 5pm

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Michigan Lawmakers Propose Ban on Offshore Wind in Great Lakes...

Michigan Lawmakers Propose Ban on Offshore Wind...

treehugger.com 08 Apr '11, 8pm

Yeh. That's right. No offshore wind turbines on Michigan's Great Lakes. Coal-fired power plants are much more appealing: B...

On a Tiny Museum's Roof, Paris Tests the Limits...

treehugger.com 10 Apr '11, 12pm

It's good to see that Paris is willing to plunk down the cash (15,000€, or $21,600 for each of the original turbines) and ...