Ted Williams's Blog Archive October, 2011
Bird Group Says Wind Power Can still be Green, but only if Bird Smart Principles Are Implemented
(Washington, D.C., October 28 2011) With the deaths of nearly 500 birds at the Laurel Mountain wind facility earlier this month, three of the four wind farms operating in West Virginia have now experienced large bird fatality events, according to American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nation’s leading bird conservation organization.
Help stop the bat-killing White Nose Syndrome.
These flying mammals are as much a part of Halloween as jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating. But some parts of the United States have almost no bats left – they’ve been killed by an epidemic called White-nose Syndrome (WNS). Please keep the bats in Halloween by helping stop this disease. Tell the White House to fund the fight against WNS. WNS spreads farther each year, with dire consequences for North American bats. Scientists are predicting regional extinctions of the little brown bat in the northeastern United States by 2026 because of this lethal disease. Critical hibernation sites of endangered Indiana, gray, and Virginia big-eared bats are at risk. Twenty-five of the United States’ 47 bats species hibernate in caves and mines and could be affected by WNS.