April 12, 2012

Wind Farms Are Not Major Bird Mincers

Richard Black, BBC News


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Many bird species are unaffected by wind farms, concludes a study carried out by UK bird charities.

Scientists with the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and RSPB found that building the turbines was more disruptive than operating them.

Impacts varied between species, with red grouse numbers recovering after construction, curlews declining and not recovering, and skylarks increasing.

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