New Voluntary Wind Guidelines Will Fail to Protect Birds

American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nation’s leading bird conservation organization, has called the final, voluntary wind guidelines released today by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) unenforceable, and charged that they will do little to protect millions of birds from the negative impacts of wind energy. “ABC supports wind power when it is ‘bird-smart.’ […]

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Disappointment at size of Shetland’s consented ‘Viking’ wind farm

The Scottish Government has approved the construction of 103 turbines by the Viking Energy developmenton Shetland – this has been greeted with disappointment by RSPB Scotland. Whilst the developer has made welcome and considerable effort to reduce the potential impact of the initial proposal – reducing the number of turbines from an initial proposal of […]

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Bottlenose dolphins: ‘Gangs’ run society, scientists say

Male bottlenose dolphins organise gang-like alliances – guarding females against other groups and occasionally “changing sides”. A team studying dolphins in Shark Bay, western Australia, say the animals roam hundreds of square kilometres, often encountering other dolphin groups. The researchers observed the dolphins there over a five-year period, recording their movements. They report their findings […]

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