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Good news: ‘Alala releases to the wild planned

The ‘Alala, or Hawaiian crow, is on the verge of extinction, with the last sighting in the wild in 2002. A captive breeding program has been underway for decades, but the last attempted release in the 1990s was unsuccessful. The program will be trying releases again over the next five years, hoping for more success … Continue reading Good news: ‘Alala releases to the wild planned

Raven Gray: Witnessing Extinction

By Raven Gray / Deep Green Resistance Dec 21st, 2014. I walk to Kehoe beach with my son. A winter storm is raging from the northwest, blurring the boundary of sky and sea. We have the place to ourselves. The tide is out, but the wind carries the waves up to the high tide line. … Continue reading Raven Gray: Witnessing Extinction

Root Force: Why Wind Power is a Sham

A series of recently released studies make it clear that wind power is not going to save us—not from global warming, not from high extinction rates, and not from the system of high-energy-consumption industrial exploitation that is killing the planet.

Let’s start with the most damning findings: even the most large-scale shift to wind power cannot slow greenhouse gas emissions enough to have any positive effect on the climate, although it may manage to make things worse. Why? ... Continue reading →

Communication towers kill nearly 7 million birds in North America each year

By Eddie North-Hager / University of Southern California Every year nearly 7 million birds die as they migrate from the United States and Canada to Central and South America, according to a new USC study published on April 25 in the journal PLoS ONE. The birds are killed by the 84,000 communication towers that dot … Continue reading Communication towers kill nearly 7 million birds in North America each year

Power lines a major risk for migratory birds

By Pierre-Henry Deshayes When flamingos, storks, pelicans and other migratory birds undertake their long seasonal flights, they risk their lives winging their way through the endless power grids that cover the world. There are some 70 million kilometres (43 million miles) of power lines on the planet. In Africa and Eurasia alone, tens of millions … Continue reading Power lines a major risk for migratory birds