Category Archives: wave energy

Beach-nesting birds: assault from all sides


Their fortunes tied to the tides, many species of coastal birds nest directly on the beach. Here Nature seems to conspire against them in these places we so often associate with idyllic relaxation. On North America’s temperate Atlantic Coast, beaches … Continue reading

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Sea Turtles on the Isle of Palms, SC


For some reason, and I’m not exactly sure how, our summer visit with one side of the family resulted in parties from New York, Michigan, and Oklahoma converging on . . . South Carolina. I didn’t mind, of course: a … Continue reading

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Australian Academy of Science on climate change


Elizabeth Finkel recently reported in ScienceInsider that the Australian Academy of Science has issued a report confirming their judgment that climate change is real, human-induced, and a serious problem. While public opinion wavers on the notion of human-induced climate change, … Continue reading

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Bat and Wind Energy Cooperative newsletter – July 2010


BWEC e-Newsletter Jul 10

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Birding Community E-Bulletin: June 2010


RARITY FOCUS On Thursday, 13 May, Chris Rasmussen found a Bahama Mockingbird at Fort DeS= oto County Park, St. Petersburg, Florida. The bird was also observed by sev= eral others the same day. The next day the cooperative bird allowed … Continue reading

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Making Tracks


Check out the latest updates to “Making Tracks,” the blog of The Wildlife Society.

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Climate change skepticism biased toward men?


Interesting article here from the BBC’s Richard Black on the apparent gender divide among skeptics (or if you prefer, “sceptics”) of anthropogenic global warming (AGW). Apparently men far outnumber women among their ranks.

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Vertical Axis Wind Turbines


Phil Berardelli (ScienceNOW Daily News) has published a neat story here on the benefits of a specific configuration of vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs; example here). VAWTS, arranged in a pattern that mimics schooling fish, can provide a similar energy output … Continue reading

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The dark side of wind power


We can talk about numbers – more birds are killed by windows than anything else – so the number of birds killed by wind turbines is generally thought to be an acceptable amount of “collateral damage.” But what about seeing … Continue reading

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The Wildlifer – newsletter of The Wildlife Society


Latest “The Wildlifer” posted here.

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Wildlife Policy newsletter


Latest newsletter here.

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How to talk to complete idiots


Must read column here by Mark Morford of the SF Gate (San Francisco Chronicle).

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Biofuel increase expected to exacerbate Gulf of Mexico “dead zone”


Excellent summary of the issue presented by Robert F. Service of ScienceNOW Daily News. Image source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Wildlife Policy News – August 2009


The Wildlife Society publishes Wildlife Policy News as a monthly newsletter. Check it out.

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Not part of Pickens’ Plan . . .


Apparently, the tanking economy means that we won’t be free of tankers any time soon. The ambitious “Pickens’ Plan” isn’t quite ready to live up to the bold vision of its founder. Hopefully one benefit of a slow-down in wind … Continue reading

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Birds, bats, and flying saucers? Those wind turbines are dangerous!


Imagine this. You’re a space creature from distant part of the galaxy, or perhaps even a distant galaxy. Your civilization is so advanced that you have mastered deep space travel, which is really time travel when you think about it. … Continue reading

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Too much, too many people, too much.


ScienceDaily (Oct. 10, 2008) — It’s a 500-pound gorilla that Robert Criss, Ph.D., professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, sees standing on the speaker’s dais at political rallies, debates and … Continue reading

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The USGS on climate change


Here is how the USGS is “preparing” for climate change, FYI.

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Wave of the future?


Even if the Picken’s Plan could work to reduce American dependence on foreign oil, naysayers like me will continue to ask “at what cost?” The number of turbines needed to make a serious dent in our energy budget, the additional … Continue reading

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