Habitat guidelines impact wind farms

Published 10:00 am Friday, May 7, 2010

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently released new guidelines that aim to limit destruction of wildlife habitat when new wind farms are built. 

But scientists still don’t know much about the long-term effects of wind turbines on wildlife. So researchers are studying a variety of bird species to determine if they are killed by spinning turbines, or avoid habitat hear them.

One of the places they’re searching for answers is the prairie pothole region of North Dakota, often called the nation’s duck factory.

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