July 29, 2009
Racine, WI & Ithaca, NY -Thirty top wildlife scientists have announced agreement on some of the highest research priorities to help America’s rapidly growing wind energy industry produce much-needed alternative energy-while also providing safe passage for birds and bats. This coalition of scientists from industry, government, nongovernmental organizations, and universities met recently in Racine, Wisconsin, to address unanswered questions about how continued wind energy development will affect migrating birds and bats. The meeting was hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the American Bird Conservancy, and The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread.
“We see great potential in wind energy for addressing global climate change and reducing America’s reliance on fossil fuels,” said Dr. Michael Fry of the American Bird Conservancy. “It’s critical we act now to understand the interactions between wind energy installations and birds and bats.”
July 20, 2009
Yes I had a dream.
No wait, actually I was thinking of powering my house with solar energy. But as I was dreaming of going off the electrical grid, I drifted off to a paradise hunting club with solar powered everything. Since I live in Georgia where its almost to hot to hunt half the season, I was dreaming of an air conditioned treestand. An aerial penthouse built for observational comfort while waiting for the perfect moment to showcase my extreme marksmanship…….. hey, am I still dreaming…..???
OK back to business.