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Amy M. Amos, for Scientific American, reports that the wind industry plan to reduce deadly effects of turbine blades may not be enough, some scientists say. Thousands of bats are on the move in the evenings and early mornings. They flutter among the treetops, searching for insects to eat and roosts on which to rest. But some of the trees here are really metal towers, with 30-meter-long blades rotating at more than 80 kilometers per hour even in this light breeze. They are electricity-generating wind turbines, a great hope for renewable energy, but dangerous for bats.

The flying ani... More →
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2016/06/09  |  202 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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Down Wind is the explosive documentary that examines Ontario controversial rush into industrial wind farm development. Produced by Surge Media, Down Wind exposes how this Canadian provinces green energy dream turned into a nightmare for rural residents forced to live among the towering 50 storey turbines.

We hear searing, personal stories of people experiencing mysterious health problems, insomnia, depression, even thoughts of suicide; their lives turned upside down by the constant noise and vibrations given off by the massive wind turbines.

The documentary also reveals ... More →
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2017/03/21  |  79 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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An opinion article from FoxNews today disclosed a fact not yet mentioned in this blog: Not one single person died from the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima plant in Japan.

How many people have died from Wind Turbine accidents? In a 2009 article written by Ed Hiserodt that highlights the report "Summary of Wind Turbine Accident Data from December 2008"; cites 41 worker fatalities, mostly from workers falling during construction. Other shocking facts from the report:

- 139 incidents of blade failure. Failed blades have been known to travel over a quarter mile, an... More →
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2011/08/23  |  298 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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Dr. Conca reports that the American Bird Conservancy has tried to get the wind-energy industry to care just a little about where they put those huge wind turbines so as to minimize bird kills. But their lack of concern suggests that the Federal Government must step in and regulate the siting of wind turbines so that their effect on migratory and other sensitive bird populations is minimized.

It seems that the $100 billion wind market is just too lucrative to care about a few birds. The American Bird Conservancy recently found that over 80,000 wind turbines have been, or are planned ... More →
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