[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind effect on animals  

Credit:  By Travis Pedwell, www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca 5 June 2011 ~~

Wind development in Huron County could have a serious impact on the region’s wetlands and certain animal species.

Speaking at a Community Forum in Goderich last week – University of Western Ontario Professor Scott Petrie tells Bayshore Broadcasting News the 427 wind turbines proposed for Huron County are a huge concern.

He says right his University class is doing research with the little amount of money they have.

Petrie tells us the class is tracking birds by satellite and doing habitat analysis.

Petrie adds they examine habitat and get a good look at how turbines affect it both on shore and off shore.

Petrie was in Denmark 6 years ago and says he learned a lot about wildlife and turbines.

He notes he would like to see a similar rule in Denmark made here in Ontario.

In Denmark Petrie tells us turbines are not placed within a kilometre of a wet land.

Petrie calls agricultural fields close to the lakeshore very important for wildlife and more studies must be done.

As for species that could be endangered – Petrie says many small birds, Tundra Swans, and Bats are at risk from the potential effects of turbines.

Petrie advises to each do our own research on wind development.

He says don’t just take the experts opinion as the final word – create your own position on the issue and keep reading to learn more.

For more information you can visit www.windconcernsontario.com

Source:  By Travis Pedwell, www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca 5 June 2011

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.