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Bird Mortality at Renewable Energy Facilities have Population-Level Effects

A recent study shows nearly half of bird species studied were vulnerable to population-level effects from fatalities at renewable energy facilities. 

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 Six Ways the USGS Celebrates Earth Day Everyday

What better way to mark Earth Day than with a listicle all about USGS science for our changing world?

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Biologists Address Wind Energy Impact to Bats

New research published in a Special Issue of the Journal Animals advances our knowledge of the interactions of bats with wind turbines. Scientists lay...

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New Study Helps Wind Industry, Wildlife Managers Identify Risks to Certain Raptors from Collisions with Wind Turbines

A recent U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Oklahoma State University study shows not all raptor species are equally impacted by collisions with wind...

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Wildlife Mortality from Wind Turbines Scales with Energy Production

Older wind facilities are being “repowered,” which involves replacing smaller, closely spaced turbines with larger ones, more widely spaced.

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New USGS Analysis of Wind Turbine Upgrades Shows No Impact on Wildlife Mortality

CORVALLIS, ORE. – Reduction in wildlife mortality rates is sometimes cited as a potential benefit to the replacement of older, smaller turbines by...

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USGS Science at the Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XIII

Scientists from six USGS science centers will be sharing their latest science at this year’s virtual Wind Wildlife Research Meeting, taking place...

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Trick or Treat? The Frightening Threats to Bats

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Tips for Dryland Restoration - Summer 2020

This season's edition of the Restoration Assessment and Monitoring Program for the Southwest Newsletter contains recent program highlights including...

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Some Approaches to Accounting for Incidental Carcass Discoveries in Non-Monitored Years using the Evidence of Absence Model

The software tool “Evidence of Absence” (EoA) was published in 2014 to help interpret evidence that the number of fatalities of protected species (PS)...

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Movements and Habitat Use of Loons for Assessment of Conservation Buffer Zones in the Arctic Coastal Plain of Northern Alaska

Few data exist to assess the value of National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska management buffer zones for conservation-reliant yellow-billed loons or...

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Examination of Surveys to Measure Renewable Energy Effects on Birds and Bats

Although renewable energy facilities are often required to complete wildlife surveys before and after constructing facilities, there is a lack of...

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