Vulnerable grassland birds abandon mating sites near wind turbines

Greater Prairie Chicken | KINGDOM OF BIRD

Shifting to renewable energy sources has been widely touted as one of the best ways to fight climate change, but even renewable energy can have a downside, as in the case of wind turbines’ effects on bird populations. In a new paper, a group of researchers demonstrate the impact that one wind energy development in Kansas has had on Greater Prairie-Chickens (Tympanuchus cupido) breeding in the area.

Source: Vulnerable grassland birds abandon mating sites near wind turbines

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