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The fur farmer, Kaj Bank Olesen, explains at a November 25, 2015 public meeting in Isenvad, Denmark, how an operating wind plant near his farm has caused devestating harm and destruction to his mink population. English subtitles by vind-alarm-danmark.eu. Video by Lars Fogh Iversen.
How dangerous is wind power for animals and humans? This question is the construction of wind turbines in Denmark almost stopped as the "Welt am Sonntag" reported. Also in Germany there is growing skepticism about wind power projects.
Kaj Bank Olesen's mink farm has been located in Vildbjerg for 26 years and had gradually become a better and better business. But in 2012, four 3 MW wind turbines were built approx. 350 m from the farm.
The slain young eagle was likely one of the six white-tailed eagles in a row, "said Pedersen, who follows bird migration in Skagen daily.
A young eagle was cut in two by a spinning windmill in Skagen. Danish Ornithological Society is in turmoil and believes that poorly sited wind turbines may cost several birds. The dead bird with a wingspan of 2.25 meters was found on the ground Sunday morning.
Both supporters and opponents of the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm are hailing the findings of recent research on the environmental impact of Danish offshore wind turbines. Supporters of Cape Wind Associates' plan to build 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound say the research released last week at an international conference supports their contention that wind farms pose little threat to wildlife. But Cape Wind foes say the Danish research highlights the need to carefully study the environmental impact of offshore wind turbines on a case-by-case basis.
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