One of the largest US wind energy companies pleads guilty to federal criminal charges after at least 150 eagles were killed, most hacked by turbine blades

One of the largest US wind energy companies pleads guilty to federal criminal charges after at least 150 eagles were killed, most hacked by turbine blades

An American wind energy company that pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges after at least 150 eagles were killed, most hacked by turbine blades, has agreed to spend as much as $27m on efforts to prevent more deaths. ESI Energy, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, one of the largest US providers of renewable energy, entered […]

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47 percent of bald and golden eagles tested in USA found to have had chronic exposure to toxic lead

47 percent of bald and golden eagles tested in USA found to have had chronic exposure to toxic lead

America’s national bird is suffering from chronic lead poisoning after resurrecting from the brink of extinction. According to NBC News, over half of bald eagles (46%) and 47 percent of golden eagles (47%) examined in 38 states have chronic lead exposure. According to a new study published in the journal Science, eagles were frequently exposed […]

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Bald eagle rebound stunted by poisoning from lead ammunition

Bald eagle rebound stunted by poisoning from lead ammunition

Bald eagle populations have slowly recovered from near devastation after the government banned DDT in 1972, but another ongoing issue has weakened that rebound—lead poisoning from gunshot ammunition. A new study, published in the Journal of Wildlife Management, finds that despite increasing numbers of bald eagles, poisoning from eating dead carcasses or parts contaminated by […]

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When North America locked down, birds filled the gap left by people

When North America locked down, birds filled the gap left by people

An analysis of bird sightings in Canada and the U.S. showed that many North American species, from mighty eagles to diminutive hummingbirds, gained ground during COVID-19 lockdowns as humans sheltered in place. “Bald eagles changed their use of the entire North American continent,” said Nicola Koper, professor of conservation biology at the University of Manitoba […]

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