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Friday, June 14th, 2024

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Criminal cases for killing eagles decline as wind turbine dangers grow

Confronting climate change through clean power development requires trade offs such as more dead birds from collisions with wind turbines. (Photo by Eric Morken)

Criminal cases brought by U.S. wildlife officials for killing or injuring protected eagles dropped sharply in recent years, even as officials ramped up issuing permits that will allow wind energy companies to kill thousands of eagles without legal consequence.
It comes amid growing concern that a proliferation of wind turbines to feed the demand for renewable energy is jeopardizing golden eagle populations.

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