Dead geese seen on roads near turbines.338272011-12-16T19:15:39Z2011-12-16T19:15:39ZOn the night of Dec. 7, I drove through some very thick fog. As I traveled state Route 190 from Ellenburg to Brainardsville my fog lights illuminated one of the grizzliest scenes I have experienced. I counted 15 bloody, mutilated corpses of snow geese spread out over several miles.International group calls for three-year wind farm moratorium .287382010-08-13T12:29:43Z2010-08-13T12:29:43ZAlarming bird and bat mortality rates at the Wolfe Island wind farm have an international group calling for a three-year moratorium on wind energy projects on the Upper St. Lawrence River and east end of Lake Ontario.
Save The River vice-president Stephanie Weiss said the 86-windmill farm has caused the death of 688 birds and bats, equalling eight per windmill.
Environmental group calls for wind farm moratorium.286372010-08-06T13:39:58Z2010-08-06T13:39:58ZAn environmental group is calling for a 3-year moratorium on wind farm development along the upper St. Lawrence River, citing potential threats to the region's bird and bat populations.Bird, bat deaths prompt call for St. Lawrence Valley wind moratorium.286532010-08-06T12:26:41Z2010-08-06T12:26:41ZWeiss says once a wind farm is built, environmental damage is hard to undue. She says 400 wind turbines have been proposed in the Thousand Islands. And a thorough study at Wolfe Island will help local officials make the best decisions about if, and where, they should be built. Release: Save The River Calls for a Halt on Wind Energy Development Due to Environmental Concerns.286262010-08-04T03:45:18Z2010-08-04T03:45:18ZSave The River is urging local municipalities bordering the Upper St. Lawrence River in the U.S. and Canada to implement a three year moratorium on wind project development. The move was taken after careful review of recent data showing potentially high avian and bat mortality from the first six months of operation of the Wolfe Island Wind project, the only operating wind project in the region.Wolfe Island bird kills raise wind power concerns.281362010-07-07T11:20:54Z2010-07-07T11:20:54ZA recent study of bird and bat mortality at Wolfe Island's 82-turbine wind farm is raising concerns among environmentalists. An interview with Ornithologist Bill Evans explains the concerns.DEC releases Galloo findings.259292010-03-04T11:13:27Z2010-03-04T11:13:27ZThe conclusion of the state environmental quality review process has led developers to cut two turbines from the plan for Galloo Island Wind Farm.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation, which has been the lead agency on the review, released its findings Wednesday. Those findings included the elimination of two turbines to preserve habitat for the upland sandpiper, a state-listed threatened species.
Wind turbine placement should take migrating birds into consideration, ornithologist says.239932009-11-08T14:11:49Z2009-11-08T14:11:49ZBill Evans wants to make it clear he's not against wind turbines.
"I'm not anti-wind. I'm a consultant who people call from both sides when there's a concern about the impact on migrating birds," he said.
Evans, 50, is an Ithaca-based ornithologist who has studied bird migration in North America for more than 25 years. He helped start the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology's research into avian night flight calls in the mid-1990s and in 1998 founded the non-profit group Old Bird Inc.
Wind farm project gets mixed reaction.237572009-10-22T13:34:09Z2009-10-22T13:34:09ZThe 39-turbine Roaring Brook wind farm project in the town of Martinsburg received little public comment Wednesday.
And the four people who did speak at the town Planning Board public hearing on the project expressed mixed opinions.
"There is insufficient evidence to suggest that birds won't be displaced by Roaring Brook Wind Farm," said Chris K. Lajewski, the Northern New York land steward for the Nature Conservancy.
Birds, bats, and wind.233222009-09-25T12:04:07Z2009-09-25T12:04:07ZEvery state in the northeast has set a target for increasing the amount of renewable energy it produces. Wind power is a big part of this push. Those towers and turbine blades can pose dangers to birds and bats. With more interest nationally in developing wind power, scientists are searching for more answers about the impacts, and how to minimize them.Researchers look for ways to eliminate bird, bat deaths from wind turbines.230272009-09-07T21:18:13Z2009-09-07T21:18:13ZEvery state in the Northeast has set a target for increasing the amount of renewable energy it produces.
Wind power is a big part of this push, but it may pose a danger to birds and bats.
As part of a collaboration of northeast public radio stations, David Chanatry reports from the site of the biggest wind farm in the region.
DEC seeks more Galloo Island studies.222692009-07-22T10:37:22Z2009-07-22T10:37:22ZThe state Department of Environmental Conservation wants to see more studies in the proposed Galloo Island Wind Farm's draft environmental impact statement.
Upstate NY Power Corp., backed by Pattern Energy Group LP, San Francisco, plans to build an 84-turbine wind farm on the island rated at 252 megawatts. Recently, Pattern bought out Babcock & Brown Ltd.
More studies of wind farm requested.215532009-06-14T13:11:02Z2009-06-14T13:11:02ZComments on the proposed Galloo Island Wind Farm submitted to the state Department of Environmental Conservation criticize the project's effects on birds and animals and ask for public access.
DEC collected 22 written comments on the draft environmental impact statement submitted by Galloo Island developer Upstate NY Power Corp. Oral comments were taken at two public hearings May 18. As lead agency, DEC collects comments and then determines whether the draft statement is complete.
Concerns over proposed Hounsfield Wind Farm on Galloo Island.212662009-05-18T03:08:31Z2009-05-18T03:08:31ZMore than 90,000 households could be powered by the proposed Hounsfield Wind Farm on Galloo Island in Jefferson County.
"This is a real opportunity for renewable energy in New York State. It's a very unique site. There are not too many islands that, I think, in the New York waters that would be suitable for a wind farm," said Jack Nasca, Department of Environmental Conservation.
North Harmony Debates Projects; Town Asks For Public's Opinion.209462009-04-27T07:38:56Z2009-04-27T07:38:56ZTown officials would like to regulate wind energy and adult entertainment, asking for the public's opinions regarding both issues. ...Supervisor Sally Carlson said about seven people from the Jamestown Audubon Society raised concerns during Tuesday's wind energy hearing about the possibility of commercial windmills within two miles of Chautauqua Lake affecting migratory birds.
Wind projects get wildlife advisory.203272009-03-10T03:22:25Z2009-03-10T03:22:25ZAs several wind power projects finish their supplemental environmental impact statements, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has sent out reminders that projects may need state permits for accidental deaths of threatened or endangered species.
Region 6 Wildlife Manager William H. Gordon sent letters, dated Jan. 27, to the towns of Cape Vincent and Clayton addressing BP Alternative Energy's Cape Vincent Wind Farm, Acciona's St. Lawrence Wind Farm and Iberdrola's Horse Creek Wind Farm.