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Councillors in the Western Isles have endorsed revised plans for a wind farm on the Eishken Estate on Lewis.
...last night RSPB Scotland warned that the wildlife-rich coast of Aberdeenshire could be seriously damaged and internationally vital bird populations decimated as a result of the two large-scale developments
There is also a growing perception by the RSPB, which - in general - backs renewal energy sources such as wind, wave and solar power, that large-scale wind farms in some areas may pose great danger to bird populations.
Noise from the construction of offshore developments like wind farms can seriously affect dolphins in UK waters, new research shows.
he company behind plans for a massive wind farm on Lewis is further reducing its size following concerns over the threat to birds.
WALES' largest colony of red squirrels face eviction after their forest home was earmarked for new windfarms.
A Mix-up in assessing a windfarm application's potential risk to eagles will not have an effect on other plans, the executive has confirmed.
The Service favors: --conservation of wildlife in the public trust; --development of renewable energy that is bird and bat friendly; and --use of informed decisions based on adequate environmental assessment and sound science.
THE COMMUNITY-owned company behind the massive wind farm proposal in Shetland published their first study into the environmental impact of the project yesterday (Tuesday).
The turbines would wipe out a fifth of the UK population of these birds within a year, according to the new assessment.
Wind farms have been blamed for the deaths of Europe's largest eagle, fuelling fears the controversial turbines will pose a threat to Britain's birdlife.
TV botanist David Bellamy has joined the campaign against a wind-farm project earmarked for the Lothians, labelling the plans "international vandalism".
The Wind Farms Awareness Group before the meeting. The encroachment of wind farms into Perthshire was again halted by councillors as another five proposed schemes were knocked back.
A DRAMATIC stop has been put on an application to erect 10 of the largest wind turbines in Wales on a site near Pencader.
CONTROVERSIAL plans to build the world's largest wind farm on Lewis will have an "unprecedented impact" on endangered birds and wildlife and the island habitat that supports them, a major charity said yesterday.
A windfarm is being blamed for the deaths of scores of baby seals.
The head of a famous clan and his supermodel sister have joined a campaign to prevent electricity pylons from damaging a tiny wood that is home to four of Britain's most endangered birds of prey.
"WALES has some of the most breathtaking riding country in Britain, but it has sometimes been slow to capitalise on its tourism potential. This is starting to change, and in North Wales plans for horse holidays with grant backing are well underway." Ann West relates: "But when they were ridden along a bridlepath towards the windmills, the horses became upset by the noise and the big moving shadows of the blades on the ground. I was worried for the riders' safety so we turned back after passing just two windmills."