bird mitigation News

  • Caney Creek Mitigation Bank in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana Now Supplying Mitigation Credits

    Resource Environmental Solutions, L.L.C. (RES), announces the approval by the New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of a new wetland mitigation bank serving south-central Louisiana. The Caney Creek Mitigation Bank, located approximately 8 miles west of Mamou, Louisiana, will reestablish over 492 acres of bottomland hardwood and ...

  • PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in bird deaths

    Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming. The subsidiary of Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp pleaded guilty in federal court in Wyoming to two counts of violating the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act under a plea deal with prosecutors. The U.S. Justice Department said the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Climate Change Dislocates Migratory Animals, Birds

    NAIROBI, Kenya, November 17, 2006 (ENS) - Climate change is already having severe impacts on migratory species, from whales and dolphins to birds and turtles, and is likely to be increasingly disruptive, finds a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, released Thursday at the UN climate conference here. Migratory species are in many ways more vulnerable that other ...

  • RES Opens Pecan Bayou Mitigation Bank in Rapides Parish, Louisiana

    Coastal Louisiana Resource, L.L.C. (CLR), a subsidiary of Resource Environmental Solutions, L.L.C. (RES), announces the approval by the New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of a new wetland mitigation bank serving south-central Louisiana. Located approximately seven miles southwest of Alexandria, Louisiana, the Pecan Bayou Mitigation Bank ...

  • Wind Turbines Cause Rising Number of Bird and Bat Fatalities

    Wind power is one of the cleanest and safest methods of generating renewable energy. Due to the steady increase in price of nonrenewable sources, wind turbine use has increased 25% in the past decade.i While its growth has helped reduce carbon emissions and pollution, this green source of energy comes at a cost: these massive blades, slicing the air at close to 200 miles per hour, serve as ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Joint paper on the Action for Biodiversity in the EU and the Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives

    BatLife Europe, BirdLife Europe, Buglife-The Invertebrate Conservation Trust, Butterfly Conservation Europe, CEEweb for Biodiversity, ClientEarth, EUROPARC Federation, European Environmental Bureau (EEB), European Centre for Nature Conservation (ECNC), European Natural Heritage Foundation (Euronatur), Eurosite, Fern, Friends of the Earth Europe, Oceana, International Mire Conservation Group ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Audubon Scientists Find Gulf Birds and Oil Too Close for Comfort - Residual Risks at Six Months Highlight Urgency of Monitoring and Restoration

    NEW YORK - Residual oil and chemicals from BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster pose substantial ongoing risks to birds that breed or nest along hard-hit areas of the Louisiana coast, according to new National Audubon Society field surveys. Audubon science teams found plentiful birds that appeared both resilient and loyal to their normal habitats as the ...


    By National Audubon Society

  • Torsa Renevables orders MERLIN Avian Radar System to support Spanish wind farm projects

    Detect has announced that it had received an order from Torsa Renovables S.L. (www.torsa.es) to deliver and support a MERLIN XS2530e Avian Radar System for wind farm projects in Spain. Torsa is a leadng developer of wind energy in Spain with seven operating sites within Spain. The MERLIN system will be used to conduct pre-construction bird surveys for proposed project sites as well ...


    By DeTect, Inc.

  • Protection of endangered siberian crane and crucial wetland sites connects biodiversity and human development

    New conservation plans for the Siberian Crane covering its entire range and migration routes that span continents have now been endorsed to save the species from extinction. During its annual migration, the Siberian Crane travels 5,000 kilometers from its breeding grounds in western Siberia and Yakutia, intermediate resting and feeding places, to its wintering sites in southern China and Iran. ...

  • ACCIONA Energy Introduces U.S. and Canada Avian and Bat Protection Plan

    ACCIONA Energy announced today the formalization of its U.S. and Canada Avian and Bat Protection Plan. The company's internal plan sets guidelines that evaluate and address the impact that wind farm development has on wildlife and aims to help conserve the 1007 species of migratory birds currently protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The plan, two years in the making, outlines ...


    By ACCIONA Energy

  • Energy Department Announces Six Clean Energy Projects through Partnership with Israel

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Israel’s Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources (MIEW) today announced $5.1 million for six newly selected clean energy projects as part of the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy program. Today’s announcement represents the seventh annual selection of BIRD Energy projects, which support ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research orders MERLIN™ Avian Radar System

    Panama City, Florida, USA – November 2, 2007: The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) has ordered a MERLIN XS2530e Avian Radar System to conduct a multi-year study of a proposed wind farm project in Norway. NINA, based in Trondheim, is Norway’s leading institution for applied ecological research. NINA worked with the SINTEF Group, the largest independent research organization in ...


    By DeTect, Inc.

  • Alberta oil sands’ impact on wildlife

    Opportunities exist for U.S. companies that can effectively prevent animal deaths on Alberta oil sands sites by providing products and in wildlife management, deterrence, monitoring, and consulting. While oil producer Syncrude stands trial in connection of the deaths of 1,606 migratory waterfowl in 2008, recent government documents reveal that dozens of other animals have died on oil sands sites ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Eco Environmental gains RISQS Accreditation for the second year running.

    Eco Environmental are delighted to announce we are now a RISQS accredited supplier for the second year running after passing a strict auditing process. RISQS (formerly known as Achilles) is the UK Rail Industry supplier qualification scheme, providing a single common registration, qualification and audit process for ...

  • Russia needs a greener plan for 2014 Winter Olympics, UN report states

    Russian authorities need to better assess the impact of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and tourism projects on the local ecosystem and put in place appropriate mitigation measures, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced in a report released today. ...


    By United Nations

  • Commission takes Bulgaria to Court for failing to protect endangered species

    The European Commission is taking Bulgaria to Court over its failure to protect unique habitats and important species. The case concerns the Kaliakra region, a migratory route and resting place for highly endangered species, where large numbers of wind turbines and other developments have been authorised without adequate assessments of their environmental effects. Although Bulgaria is committed ...

  • New insight into the complexities of natural pest control

    Controlling pests using their natural enemies can be an environmentally sound alternative to pesticides. However, the complex interactions between different pest control species and the landscape itself can affect the efficiency of such biological pest control, research suggests. Globally, it is estimated that pests destroy about 10% of agricultural crops before they are harvested. The use of ...

  • Preconference seminar on emergency management

    As utility professionals come together for the DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition, 1st to 3rd February 2011, Esri will host a preconference seminar called Emergency Management for Electric Utilities. The free half-day seminar, scheduled for 31st January 2011, will explain how to extend geographic information system (GIS) technology beyond maps and into the realm of emergency management, risk ...


  • GL Garrad Hassan: Policy and grid shape wave and tidal risk profile

    GL Garrad Hassan has carried out new analysis questioning the perception that the risk profile of wave and tidal projects is primarily driven by technical challenges. The work was launched today as part of RenewableUK’s Annual marine energy report: "Conquering challenges, Generating Growth," at the industry association’s 10th Wave and Tidal conference. Adopting a ‘bird’s ...


  • Rehab Prospects Good After Korea`s Worst Oil Spill

    SEOUL, South Korea, December 31, 2007 (ENS) - The prospects for environmental rehabilitation after the worst oil spill in South Korean history are good due to 'quick and effective action' by the Korean authorities, a joint United Nations-European Commission Assessment Team has found. The team said in its initial report that emergency assistance was not required for cleanup operations after the ...

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