Wind Power Unfriendly to Sea Birds

July 2005
Natural Life;Jul/Aug2005, Issue 104, p26
The article focuses on the findings of researchers at the Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation at the University of Birmingham in Great Britain on the effects of wind turbines on bird populations. The researchers looked at the number of birds in and around wind farms, rather than the number killed by collisions. They say the evidence suggests that the wind farms reduce the abundance of many bird species at the site. To put the research into perspective, they noted that birds would suffer much more from climate change if wind farms were not built.


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