What is happening to the birds?
Wind Farms Killing ‘America’s National Symbol
From - newsmax.com
Wind farms kill more than 400,000 birds a year - including dozens of eagles.
More than 100,000 turbines are expected to be in operation in the United States by 2030. Annual bird mortality rates alone (now estimated at 440,000 a year) are expected to exceed one million. Among those avian victims are bald eagles and golden eagles that fly into the turbine blades revolving at up to 200 miles per hour.
Determining an exact count for dead eagles is difficult because other animals may eat the carcasses, but 67 golden eagles are estimated to die annually at just one California wind farm, at Altamont Pass. Overall, the toll could surpass 500 golden eagles a year at wind farms in the eagles’ habitat in the western United States.
I mean it is a dilemma - we need wind farms, but we need birds too. Isn't this a tough one? There are always two sides to every issue.
He did NOT bark at strangers who came to our house. He was sweet. And he is so sweet to the four of us. Wonderful actually.
But whenever ANYONE comes over or close to the car - he barks his head off! Angry. And his hair raises on the back of his back like a cat! He has bitten - lightly - one of grandson's little friends - and now we are scared to death when anyone comes over.
I'm have two different gals coming over this summer to stay. Any suggestions?
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