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Golden eagles fight for survival in the Altamont Pass

Each year, about 70 golden eagles are killed by the rotating blades of Altamont Pass’s nearly 5,000 wind turbines. The birds and the perils they face embody the complex issues facing wildlife authorities, wind-farm companies and regulatory agencies as they push for renewable energy development.

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2 Comments

  1. June 6, 2011, 11:35 am

    Why do golden eagles like that particular habitat where the wind farm happens to be?

    By: Videofan
  2. June 15, 2011, 1:18 pm

    The get lift from the wind so they can soar up into the sky with out using a lot of flapping which use energy and is noisy, They need the elevation to spot pray so they can strike. Leave it up to man to put danger in their way.

    By: Shahska@yahoo.com

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