That Wasn't a Screaming Bird You Heard

You can breath a deep sigh of relief, it turns out birds are not being chewed up by those offshore wind turbines. Many have predicted that the downfall of wind energy would be its disastrous effect on bird populations. Many were wrong.

According to www.treehugger.com, a Danish study has been completed that involved placing infrared collision-detection systems on turbines that sit in the direct path of many bird, bat, and bug common flight areas. After over 2,400 hours of monitoring, only 15 bats and birds flew near the turbine and only one collision was detected.

Here is the more about the study.

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