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Published on Thursday, May 14, 2015
USGS has released a preliminary methodology to assess the population level impacts of onshore wind energy development on birds and bats. This wind energy impacts assessment methodology is the first of its kind, evaluating national to regional scale impacts of those bats and birds that breed in and migrate through the United States. The methodology focuses primarily on the effects of collisions between wildlife and turbines.
USGS Technical Release (5/14/2015)
Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5066
USGS Windfarm Map
Project Website: Wind Energy
Categories: All, Other Energy, Wind, Type: Technical Announcement
Tags: Wind Impacts
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