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Odious approval of Amherst Island wind project




OPEN LETTER

to the Government of Ontario

August 27th 2015



Excerpt:
“What is most remarkable about the approval of the Amherst wind scam, is the cynicism it reflects. The Ontario government obviously doesn’t mind about the slaughter of protected eagles, ospreys and other species that is occurring year after year on Wolfe Island: it is willing to repeat the same mistake on Amherst.”


Read more: see “releases” on the menu bar above.

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H/T to NoTricksZone

WARNING: NOT FOR SENSITIVE PERSONS


Wind Turbine Chops Off Beak Of White Stork … Injuries So Severe It Had To Be Euthanized



Storchenschnabel-von-Windrad-abgeschlagen_pdaArticleWide


Read more:
article in English

More: original article in German



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Wind “better than nuclear”?


PRESS RELEASE August 11th, 2015


Excerpts:


“Japan has just reactivated a nuclear reactor, Sendai 1, the first of 20 that may soon get back on line (1)(2)”
…..
“Intermittent energy causes more fossil fuels to be burnt (4). Besides, its high cost (5) is causing a double problem: “fuel poverty” in humble households, and job destruction as investments and whole industries are attracted by lower energy prices abroad. Japan has been quick to understand the dangers of the German “energy transition” model: today, “Sendai 1″ is active again, in spite of Fukushima. Nuclear energy appears to be back for the long haul in Japan (6).”
…..
“At Save the Eagles International we wish we could, like many, daydream that intermittent energy can replace coal, gas and nuclear power. But we have to deal with realities, unfortunately.”


Read more: click “Wind “better than nuclear”?” (menu bar: “Releases”)

This release was also published by Canada Free Press, Principia Scientific, and dozens of blogs.



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COVERING UP THE MASSACRE



Article based on our submissions to the Australian Senate, in the name of STEI and WCFN, respectively – June 2015 – Interestingly, the Sydney Morning Herald puts us in the same category as monks and flat-earthers

GRULLA MONTES CIERZO
Unlike cats, cars and buildings, wind turbines kill cranes (as above), eagles, storks etc.


Read more: click “Covering up the Massacre” (menu bar: “Submissions”)



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PRESS RELEASE
May 23rd 2015


Migrating golden eagles to be slaughtered in Ontario

wind projects in Ontario
(clic on map to enlarge)

Map: wind projects in southern Ontario clutter the lake shores, which are followed by millions of birds during migrations – map credit: http://ontario-wind-turbines.org/
Whereas in Michigan, Huron County has imposed a 3-mile buffer zone between wind turbines and the shores of Lake Huron.


Read more: click “Eagle slaughter in Ontario” (menu bar: “Releases”)



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WARNING: NOT FOR SENSITIVE PERSONS

European crane killed by wind turbine in Germany


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Crane killed by WF in Germany 2
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Crane killed by WF in Germany 4
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See the article here: GEGENWIND-VOGELSBERG.DE TRANSLATION: see the Translate box in the upper right hand corner



Others are being killed by high tension power lines, which the birds don’t always notice


Below are two cranes killed by the Tahivilla power line built for a group of wind farms near Tarifa, Spain


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Employees pick up most of them, so the public remains unaware.



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The RSPB set to lose credibility
(Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, UK)



The cover-up continues in the UK,
but the truth is starting to emerge.



10 November 2014


See our release: Birds and windfarms – Principia Scientific International

Or here: Birds and windfarms – Canada Free Press

Or here: Birds and windfarms – Raptor Politics (UK)



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Is the wind turning in the UK?



To wit: November 3rd 2014, a Scottish newspaper airs our concerns. It’s a first.


Read all about it here:
Press & Journal: cover-up of golden eagle deaths


To wit: November 4th 2014, a frontal attack on the RSPB makes the headlines of Britain’s biggest newspaper. The British media had never published any criticism of the bird society before.


Read all about it here: Daily Mail: the “RSPB, You Forgot The Birds” campaign




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Scotland: more manipulations


Golden eagle census delayed for two years, without good reason



“The truth about the real effects of wind farms on Scotland’s golden eagles was given a chance to become public knowledge in 2013, with the 10-year-scheduled survey. But this truth was forced back into the obscure corners of the blogosphere. The vast majority of Scottish voters will only find out in 2015, if ever, what has been the cost to Scotland of windfarm disinformation, if only in terms of eagles’ lives.”

More: see our PRESS RELEASE
September 14th (America) or 15th (Europe) 2014


See: “Scotland: more manipulations” in “Releases” on the menu bar.


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STEI to USFWS: “Your responsibility in the ongoing massacre of our great birds, and that of the bird societies which look the other way, is paramount. Some will consider your actions as being no less than criminal. Indeed, there is such a thing as a crime againt wildlife. You ought to know.”

Read more: http://savetheeaglesinternational.org/submissions/submission-to-usfws-2014.html

 

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Cameras and radars won’t save the eagles


DTBird only 7% effective when it works, says Norwegian study


PRESS RELEASE
August 4th 2014



See”Mitigation by video cameras” in “Releases” on the menu bar.

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USA: 13-39 million birds and bats killed by wind turbines every year!


http://savetheeaglesinternational.org/new/us-windfarms-kill-10-20-times-more-than-previously-thought.html

 


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Another eagle killed – gory pictures

August Thomasson, a Swedish wildlife photographer, witnesses an eagle being hit by a wind turbine blade. The bird was parted in four. See:

http://savetheeaglesinternational.org/new/another-eagle-killed-gory-pictures.html


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Wind250: a dystopian society

Wind power opponents in the cross hairs

cross hairs

See the press release from the World Council for Nature:

A dystopian society

 

Feb. 28th 2014


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The higher the rank, the bigger the whore

 


 

gurelur cartoon - no text Cartoon: courtesy of GURELUR


GOLDEN EAGLES ARE FAST DISAPPEARING FROM CALIFORNIA


By Jim Wiegand, California-based raptor expert, and Vice-President USA of Save the Eagles International


http://savetheeaglesinternational.org/new/the-bigger-the-whore.html

 


 

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Tell Interior Secretary Jewell the issuing of a 30-year incidental take permit for wind farms is unconscionable, and must be reversed.


http://www.audubonaction.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1549

See: “Petitions” on the menu bar.

 

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Even “carefully-sited” wind turbines may attract bats, swallows and raptors from kilometers away, to their death.

white-tailed eagle killed by wind turbine - DenmarkJuvenile white-tailed eagle (sea eagle) killed by a wind turbine in Denmark


http://wcfn.org/2013/07/24/biodiversity-alert/


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South Africa
windfarms to kill rare bird species into extinction

 

Bateleur Eagle.


See the urgent appeal from our South African chapter, in “petitions”.

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New, photographic evidence:

RAPTORS ATTRACTED TO WINDFARMS

(and killed by them)


See the “smoking gun” pictures here:

http://savetheeagles.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/raptors-attracted-to-windfarms


Ospreys_new_home

Attracted and killed, unfortunately, as we denounced jointly with WCFN, here:

http://wcfn.org/2013/07/24/biodiversity-alert/


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The Whooping Crane, condemned to extinction by windfarms:



The only sustainable population of whooping cranes in the wild is declining, concurrently with the invasion of their migration route, the Central Flyway, by over 2,000 wind turbines and their power lines. Nearly one hundred of these critically-endangered birds were lost this year, i.e. one third of that population. Yet the US Fish & Wildlife Service continue to approve more wind farms in that migration corridor. The extinction of the Whooping Crane in the wild won´t take long.
See “New” in the menu above (July update to Feb. 29 article)

Whooping Crane

 

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Another massacre comes to light


 

SPAIN: 40 to 60 great bustards killed by the power lines of the Villasilos windfarm.

This compares to a previously estimated population of 260 individuals, immatures included, for the whole province of Burgos. The Villasilos area being the principal habitat in the province for these heavy, 10-14 kilo birds, where most of them show up at one time or another, the windfarm is actually acting as an ecological trap, a population sink for this endangered species. This is how “carefully” the wind industry places its windfarms. – STEI

Source —> the Spanish Ornithological Society SEO/Birdlife
http://www.seo.org/2012/04/24/el-grupo-local-seo-burgos-localiza-12-avutardas-muertas-bajo-un-tendido-electrico-en-la-zona-de-castrojeriz/

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Denouncing misrepresentations from the wind industry – 30 Jun. 2012
See “Releases” in the menu above.


Windfarms: bird mortality cover-up in the UK – 16 Apr. 2012
See “Releases” in the menu above.


Radar mitigation to cause more deaths – 10 Apr. 2012
See —> http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/45887


Ospreys too are being killed by wind farms – 11 Feb. 2012
See “New” in the menu above.


Wind farms to wipe out California Condor – 5 Feb. 2012
See “Releases” in the menu above.


Spanish wind farms kill 6 to 18 million birds & bats a year – 14 Jan. 2012
See “releases” in the menu above.


Golden Eagle to become extinct in US – 5 Jan. 2012
Windfarms threaten the Golden Eagle in the US
See “releases” in the menu above.



Eagles have been killed in large numbers by wind turbines, e.g. 3.000 golden eagles over 25 years at the huge Altamont Pass windfarm near San Francisco. It was built on the very hills where young, transient “goldies” come from all over California to hunt and interact. This is causing a decline in the California population of golden eagles. See ANNEX (A) of the following article: www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=4242

White-tailed Sea Eagles are being killed by windfarms in Norway, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Scotland and the Netherlands; Bald Eagles in Canada; Golden eagles in the US, Sweden, Scotland and Spain; Wedge-tailed Eagles and White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia; eagles from 5 different species in Spain, all condemned to disappear because of the government’s “green” policy: www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=3071

In Australia, the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle will become extinct because of a biased, faulty and misleading environmental study which permitted the construction of 7 windfarms in its habitat: www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=4382


The eagles and millions of other birds (and bats) are being decimated worldwide by windfarms and their power lines. Yet it has been demonstrated that wind turbines are redundant, as they need the help of fossil fuel power plants to be viable: http://www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=4540


More on birds, bats, and windfarms:
http://www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=1875


Pictures & videos (bird & bat collisions, and more): see Multimedia on the menu bar.

And a most interesting video here —>  http://www.atinstitute.org/ati-environmental-law-center-v-state-of-colorado-renewables-mandate-pt-1-pollution/