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How The Green Energy Transition Is Destroying Germany’s Nature

Germany’s climate and energy policy is the main threat to bio-diversity. Politicians, however, have closed their eyes from the destructive effects of the rampant expansion of renewable energy. Date: 28/08/14 | Fritz Vahrenholt | Die Welt Dankwart Guratzsch has convincingly described the destruction of the environment by the energy transition in these pages. The mayor […]

DTBird only 7% effective when it works, says Norwegian study Avian radar and video systems are targeting the wind farm market, claiming they are the solution to the turbines’ lethal impact on birds and bats. Save the Eagles International (STEI) and the World Council for Nature (WCFN) wish to alert to the fact that these […]

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Denmark: 1,600 animals were born prematurely at a mink farm last month. Many had deformities, and most were dead on arrival. The lack of eyeballs was the most common malformation. Veterinarians ruled out food and viruses as possible causes. The only thing different at the farm since last year has been the installation of four […]

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One of the nation’s leading bird conservation groups plans to sue the Obama administration over a federal regulation that allows wind energy companies to obtain 30-year permits to kill eagles without prosecution by the government. The American Bird Conservancy on Wednesday announced its intent to file the lawsuit, arguing the Department of the Interior violated […]

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“My hopes sank fast when I got to the eagle and found it in four parts.”

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The controversial wind farm proposed for Lesotho’s Maluti-Drakensberg received the go-ahead from the Lesotho Government in October 2013. Conservationists are concerned that this decision does not bode well for the future of vultures in the region or for the reputation of the fledging wind energy industry in southern Africa.

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An ongoing battle over an US Interior Department rule-making that allows wind-energy producers to kill bald and golden eagles without prosecution has created a rift between environmental advocates and the wind industry.

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An acknowledgement that the industry is not so green after all? Will South Africa follow the very slippery road the US has taken regarding Eagle killings caused by wind turbines? Can South Africa put down conditions like “legal ‘takings’ should not access more than ‘5%’ of the local population”. Has South Africa even the capacity […]

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The “green” wind energy facility ‘West Coast One’ on the West Coast is expected to kill roughly 500 birds overall per year, including 12 killings of priority species, comprising nine Blue Cranes

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grants exceptions to a wind farm in harassing or killing the endangered birds.

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