Birds, tortoise at new risk from wind power growth #USA

By National Wind Watch America’s growing wind sector may be easing the country’s carbon footprint, but it’s leaving a heavy imprint on local wildlife. According to the American Wind and Wildlife Institute, an estimated three to five birds are killed every year per megawatt of wind energy. And new research indicates that wind farms could pose a threat to land-dwelling species, as well. It’s a far cry from President Trump’s claim that wind energy “kills all your birds,” but experts say they are beginning . . .

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