13 June 2014
The owner of a Danish mink farm at the centre of a controversy over nearby wind turbines has reported more casualties among his animals.
Breitbart London reported on Tuesday that the turbines have been linked to a series of miscarriages and deformities among the mink, as well as increasingly aggressive behaviour, but the farmer now says that things have got worse, with healthy pups having to be put down.
The farmer reports having to separate the mothers from their young after they became aggressive and started attacking them. This happened at the same time that the wind… Read more
Denmark: 1,600 animals were born prematurely at a mink farm this 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 large wind turbines only 328 meters away.
The wind farm consists of four 3 MW turbines, VESTAS model V112, reaching out to 140 meters in height at the tip of the blades. When they became operative last fall, a first mishap was reported by… Read more
I am writing in support of concerns regarding the LEEDco permit from the Ohio Power Citing Board. This letter essentially states HMANA’s opposition to wind power development in Lake Erie off the Ohio shore as proposed by LEEDco and transmits to you HMANA’s 2013 update to its policy statement on wind power development.
The Hawk Migration Association of North America’s official mission is to conserve raptor populations through the scientific study, enjoyment and appreciation of raptor migration. As a scientific, educational and conservation organization, HMANA collects data from hundreds of affiliated raptor monitoring sites throughout the United States, Canada and… Read more
A message from Digby, Nova Scotia.
From: Debi VanTassel
Date: Fri, Nov 15, 2013
Subject: Ocean Breeze Emu Farm-closing
7 January, 2013
Recent issuing of “Overall Benefit Permits” by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources allowing renewable energy companies to damage and destroy habitat of endangered species raises concerns that the MNR is not fulfilling its obligations under the Endangered Species Act (2007).
Credit: By Simon Johnson, The Telgraph, www.telegraph.co.uk 15 March 2011
Offshore wind farms are one of the main reasons why whales strand themselves on beaches, according to scientists studying the problem.
Environmentalists have blamed submarines’ sonar and a ground-breaking study has confirmed that sonar does disturb the navigation of whales but it has suggested that offshore wind farms, as well as oil rigs, and even passing ships, posed an even greater threat.
Scientists at the University of St Andrews studying beaked whales, a species that frequently becomes beached in Britain, concluded that they were extraordinarily timid creatures that… Read more
The Sunday Times
14 November 2010
Author: Jonathan Leake
Noise from shipping, wind farms and oil exploration is forcing whales to raise their mating calls to make themselves heard.
Whales are having to shout to make themselves heard. Scientists have found their calls have become 10 times louder over the past 50 years as they battle against the roar of ships’ engines, propellers and sonar.
Wind farm construction is adding to the din, creating constant low-frequency pulses, as do seismic surveys for oil.
The findings come as the seas around Britain have become some of the world’s… Read more