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Wind Farm Developers More Mindful Of Whales

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While environmentalists like the idea of wind energy, many are concerned about the wind turbines' effects on sea life and migrating birds. They also say loud construction noises typically associated with building those turbines could affect whales negatively.

For these reasons, wind farm developers from New Jersey to Virginia, have announced an agreement to avoid building towers and doing other activities at the peak of whales' migratory season.

The companies also agree to watch for whales and to use tools and technologies to keep their work as quiet as possible.

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