Study focuses on wind turbine impact on winged wildlife
In Bowling Green, near the four current city wind turbines, researchers from the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University have begun a study to discern what type of impact these giant 300-foot turbines might be having on birds, especially the migratory birds that are active now as they journey from Canada to winter nesting places in the southern hemisphere.
October 18, 2010
by Lou Hebert
in Toledo on the Move
BOWLING GREEN OH -- The Lake Erie shoreline is no stranger to energy plants.
The shoreline, from Toledo to Buffalo, is dotted with numerous coal-fired and nuclear power plants, but the advent of wind-driven energy technology may bring even more power plants to the Lake in the form of giant commercial wind turbines.
In Cleveland, a major off-shore project is now underway, and in Canada several are already in operation. With the "green energy" push gaining traction, there is increasing talk about building even more large turbine along the wind-rich shores of the lake, a potential move that has bird biologists... [continue via Web link]