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There are a lot of wildlife related stories.

Washington Post and Wildlife Services-

There have been many efforts to raise public perception of the depredations of the misnamed federal agency “Wildlife Services,” which might have been named that so that folks will confuse it with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or a state fish […]

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News on wind and solar farms keeps getting worse-

It doesn’t have to be that solar and wind power alternative energy has to be hard on people and animals. However, the way they are being rolled out is damaging.

For example, the SW desert solar farms seem to be spreading the debilitating fungal disease, coccidioidomycosis […]

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Giant wind farm planned for the top of sage grouse-rich plateau is dead-

A couple weeks ago we got word that the China Mountain wind farm project was in trouble when the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ordered two more years of study of it because the area was such important occupied sage grouse […]

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Bat deaths from Wind Turbines

On November 15, 2010 By

“Barotrauma”

University of Calgary researchers provide answers to the mysterious deaths of bats and wind turbine facilities in southern Alberta, Canada.

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Barotrauma- Bat deaths from Wind Turbines

Barotrauma – Wikipedia.org

Barotrauma is physical damage to body tissues caused by a difference in pressure between an air space inside or beside […]

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Anshutz plans 4-6 billon dollar development-

Anschutz Corp. plans masssive Wyoming wind farm. By Matt Joyce. AP. Forbes.

About 40 other remote wind projects are being considered. This single project would cover over 150 square miles.

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Related: Biologists study turbines’ effect on grouse. Billings Gazette. AP
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Wind turbines and birds-

“A recent study has concluded that wind turbines pose less of a risk to farmland birds than previously thought.”

Birds Not At Risk From Wind Turbines [misleading headline]. Red Orbit.

While the study on European farmland birds shows small effect — good news — the headline above overgeneralizes.

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Southeast Idaho officials approve a big wind energy farm. AP

“Construction of a 150-turbine wind farm on 20,000 acres along Wolverine Canyon [Blackfoot Mountains] has been approved by Bingham County commissioners.”

The turbines would be 490 feet tall!! I wonder if there are any taller ones anywhere?

This project is remaking some traditional […]

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I was just in this country. It is not well known, but scenic and wildlife rich public land.

Given the abundance of windy private lands, why don’t they build their wind farms there and make the landowner some money.

BLM to hold public meetings. Idaho Statesman.


Jarbidge Mountains from site of […]

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