Bald Eagles Threatened By Eastern Shore Wind Farm | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Bald Eagles Threatened By Eastern Shore Wind Farm

Play associated audio
A wind power lobbying group disputes a report saying that turbines pose a threat to Maryland's bald eagle population.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaybock/4048478702/
A wind power lobbying group disputes a report saying that turbines pose a threat to Maryland's bald eagle population.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services says a proposed wind farm on Maryland's Eastern Shore could kill up to 20 bald eagles a year. This report could have implications for wind power development along the Eastern Seaboard.

Pioneer Green Energy, which is voluntarily working with the Fish and Wildlife Service, wants the agency to sign off on the company's proposed 50-turbine project near Westover. The agency says Pioneer must take measures to reduce the threat to bald eagles before it gives the project a thumbs-up.

A wind-power lobbying group says the agency's estimate of 20 bald eagle deaths a year is flawed, because it's based on data about wind turbines and golden eagles.

The agency says it used golden eagle data because there have been few run-ins between bald eagles and wind turbines. That's because most U.S. wind farms are in the west, where golden eagles predominate.

NPR

Diversity Sells — But Hollywood Remains Overwhelmingly White, Male

Women and minorities continue to be under-represented on TV and in film, both behind and in front of the camera, according to a new study — even though diverse films and shows make more money.
NPR

Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit

Wonky produce can take on absurdly entertaining shapes. But one food activist says learning to love these crazy contours is key to stopping mounds of food waste.
NPR

Is The Battle Won And Done For Those Who Fought For Net Neutrality?

In a 3-2 vote on Feb. 26, the FCC approved new rules, regulating broadband internet as a public utility. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mat Honan, San Francisco bureau chief for BuzzFeed News, about the political implications of the vote.
NPR

A Neuroscientist Weighs In: Why Do We Disagree On The Color Of The Dress?

Robert Siegel speaks with Dr. Bevil Conway, a neuroscientist at Wellesley College, about the dress that has the whole Internet asking: What color is it?

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.