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Bird collisions at wind turbines in a mountainous area related to bird movement intensities measured by radar
Author: Aschwanden, Janine; et al.
Abstract Bird collisions at wind turbines are perceived to be an important conservation issue. To determine mitigation actions such as temporary shutdown of wind turbines when bird movement intensities are high, knowledge of the relationship between the number of birds crossing an area and the number of collisions is essential. Our aim was to combine radar data on bird movement intensities with collision data from a systematic carcass search. We used a dedicated bird radar, located near a wind farm . . .More »
Author: Lachat, Nicole
[This review presents the evidence, based on the work of numerous authors, that disturbances due to wind turbines are quite real, that they have harmful effects on health and that those effects are not just auditory.] Conclusion Jusqu’à présent, pour la plupart des promoteurs de parcs éoliens et pour les décideurs politiques, la gêne ressentie par les riverains d’éoliennes, de même que les symptômes qu’ils mettent en avant ont principalement une origine subjective ou sont dus à une perception individuelle . . .More »