Saturday 7 December 2013

Bald Eagles and Wind Turbines

The US Department of the Interior has sanctioned wind farms to allow accidental deaths of Bald and Golden Eagles for about 30 years. This is ironic coming from a country and culture of which the Bald Eagle itself is a representative. The majestic bird has already suffered for decades owing to pesticides and habitat loss, and populations have struggled to reach healthy numbers. While there is no doubt about renewable energy being the need of the hour, the safety of the state's avifauna is also an issue that cannot be ignored. The Audubon Society is campaigning against these permits and have also launched an e-petition. Read more here-

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