30 Apr '12, 5pm

More on birds & wind farms + possibly the most sinister bird murderer: all-glass buildings.

What's Happening from Environmental Building News Mixed News for Birds, Wind Farms, and Buildings This map illustrates the four major migration flyways of North America; developers are hard-pressed to site wind projects in areas with little effect on birds. By Erin Weaver For groups watching for the safety of birds in an environment fraught with hazards such as wind turbines and tall buildings, there’s been a lot of news to digest lately. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) estimates that 440,000 birds are killed in collisions with wind turbines each year; without stronger regulation, says the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the annual toll will exceed one million by 2030. To address this issue, the U.S. Department of the Interior has released voluntary guidelines to help developers minimize the impact of wind energy projects on bird habitat and migration. Developed ...

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Mixed News for Birds, Wind Farms, and Buildings

Mixed News for Birds, Wind Farms, and Buildings

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grist.org 01 May '12, 3pm

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grist.org 30 Apr '12, 4pm

A study that just came out in Nature Climate Change found that wind farms can impact local temperatures, particularly at n...

Here is Green Building’s current issue Vol21 No5 “Biobased Materials are not always Greener” @BldgGreen #BuildingGreen

Here is Green Building’s current issue Vol21 No...

buildinggreen.com 30 Apr '12, 1pm

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Green Blog: A Lethal Beacon for Migrating Birds...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 25 Apr '12, 9pm

Michael L. Avery The 1,200-foot Omega communications tower in LaMoure, N.D., now operated by the Navy. Once its red lights...

A Lethal Beacon for Migrating Birds: Communicat...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 25 Apr '12, 9pm

Michael L. Avery The 1,200-foot Omega communications tower in LaMoure, N.D., now operated by the Navy. Once its red lights...

Wind Farms Cause Global Warming, Fox News Says

Wind Farms Cause Global Warming, Fox News Says

treehugger.com 02 May '12, 7pm

How Foxian of Fox. The network got word of a new report that noted nighttime temperatures rose slightly in areas around wi...

6.8 Million Birds Die Because of Communication Towers in North America Each Year

6.8 Million Birds Die Because of Communication ...

treehugger.com 30 Apr '12, 7pm

25X More Than the Number of Birds Killed by Exxon Valdez Spill Every single year, the 84,000 communication towers spread a...

Managing the Wind

Managing the Wind

renewableenergyworld.com 04 May '12, 1pm

It’s a high-stakes chess game with Mother Nature as grid operators perform a sophisticated balancing act using advanced tu...

Mine Markers Threaten Birds Out West

Mine Markers Threaten Birds Out West

green.blogs.nytimes.com 26 Apr '12, 11am

More on the bird conservation front : Nevada Department of Wildlife Birds find it difficult to scrabble out of uncapped PV...

Communication Towers Kill Nearly 7 Million Birds a Year | Care2 Causes

Communication Towers Kill Nearly 7 Million Bird...

care2.com 28 Apr '12, 11pm

Nearly 7 million birds die every year as they migrate from Canada and the U.S. to central and south America at communicati...

Wind Industry Looks to Karl Rove for Answers

renewableenergyworld.com 01 May '12, 7pm

Luckily for those of us who follow the ups and downs of renewable energy — and especially for those of us who follow the b...