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(Phys Org2)   Global warming isn't the only thing that has golden eagles in the US West winding down   (phys.org) divider line
    More: Sad, Eagle, Golden Eagle, Wind power, Bald Eagle, Wind turbine, Wind farm, golden eagle, Renewable energy  
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679 clicks; posted to STEM » on 17 Aug 2022 at 9:15 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-17 9:22:15 PM  
There was a study a while back that showed that bird deaths can be reduced significantly just by painting the blades.  I guess they can't see the white ones moving as well.

How hard would it be to just implement that?
 
2022-08-17 9:24:49 PM  
this has been going on for decades, ffs
 
2022-08-17 9:36:12 PM  
who/why the fark would anyone shoot an eagle?
They can't be nabbing that many baby animals. I've never seen an eagle harass a birthing animal. Hawks and vultures I've seen, but never an eagle.

Maybe it's because we have salmon rivers here?
 
2022-08-18 12:33:51 AM  
Noise. I'm sure there's a non human frequency that will keep birds away.
 
2022-08-18 1:16:38 AM  
That article is complete garbage.

FTFA:Illegal shootings are the biggest cause of death, killing about 700 golden eagles annually, according to federal estimates. More than 600 die annually in collisions including with cars and wind turbines.

Nationwide, 34 permits last year authorized companies to "take" 170 golden eagles-meaning that many birds killed by turbines or lost through impacts on nests or habitat.


From the article linked in this article:There are an estimated 31,800 golden eagles in the Western U.S. with an estimated 2,200 killed annually due to human causes, or about 60% of all deaths.


So out of 2,200 human caused deaths, 170ish are from wind farms.  Author Matt Brown (who's a seriously bad writer) either has an axe to grind or is getting paid by those who want to keep us on safe and reliable fossil fuel energy.
 
2022-08-18 2:23:10 AM  
Anyone have that graph that shows all the various causes of death for wild birds with wind farms being super low? I meant to save that the other day, but I can't remember what thread it was now.
 
2022-08-18 4:10:52 AM  
Much like Americans in general, eagles have difficulty evading giant white spinny things and have poor moral character.
 
2022-08-18 5:47:30 AM  
K. Get back to me when we do something about sport hunters and windows.


/And perhaps Windows.
 
2022-08-18 7:05:25 AM  
"Yet climate change looms as a potentially greater threat: Rising temperatures are projected to reduce golden eagle breeding ranges more than 40% later this century, according to a National Audubon Society analysis."

A few wind farms aren't going to save us from Climate Change at this point.  I'm not saying wind farms are a waste of time.  I just think we are way too late to avoid the oncoming ecological catastrophe. We will see mass extinctions in the next 25 years.
 
2022-08-18 8:21:29 AM  
Illegal shootings are the biggest cause of death, killing about 700 golden eagles annually, according to federal estimates. More than 600 die annually in collisions including with cars and wind turbines.


So we fine businesses for killing eagles with turbine strikes, but do we fine drivers for killing them with vehicle strikes?  Do we fine electric companies for birds killed by landing on power lines?  Why are we only fining for turbine deaths and not any of the other non-illegal methods of eagle deaths?
 
2022-08-18 12:09:15 PM  
The bible-humpers only care about endangered birds when they can protest against windmills.
 
2022-08-18 8:28:32 PM  

Drearyx: Noise. I'm sure there's a non human frequency that will keep birds away.


Also windmills cause cancer. Sooo...
 
2022-08-19 4:35:43 AM  
This thread needs more tilting.
 
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