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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019, 7:04 p.m.

University study says wind turbines threaten migrating Pacific Northwest bats

A university study says a Pacific Northwest bat that that migrates south for the winter faces threats from wind turbines.


Final wind-turbine rule permits thousands of eagle deaths

The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized a rule that lets wind-energy companies operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years – even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally …


A few special birds lend a wing in golden eagle preservation

Golden eagles – including one that wore a “backpack” for eight years – are carrying their weight in research that could help curb their gradual decline. Data from an Eastern …


Bat deaths mount near wind farms

At a wind farm in Alberta, researchers noticed a disturbing trend – the turbines harvesting the wind sweeping across the Canadian prairie were also killing hundreds of migratory bats. Dead …


Renewable energy thirst fueled wind farms on gusty ridges

ELLENSBURG – Gusty winds sweep through Central Washington’s Kittitas County, scattering tumbleweeds and spinning the blades of 149 turbines on Whisky Dick Mountain. The westerly wind is a gift of …


Wind energy innovations use new shapes, places for turbines

LOS ANGELES – Wind turbines are getting really big – some with blades as long as a football field – and more powerful, often generating 50 times more electricity than …


Solar takes wind in test

Blustery gusts keep a wind turbine spinning at Inland Power and Light’s corporate headquarters on the West Plains, but solar panels are the real powerhouse at the utility’s alternative energy …


Biologists go to bat for mysterious helpers

Bats are out of sight and out of mind for the winter. Hoary bats have made their break to winter in Mexico or thereabouts.


Wind farm proposed on Palouse

Wind turbines could be the next cash crop for Whitman County’s wheat farmers. A Boston company wants to build a $170 million wind farm on a ridge near Oakesdale, a …


Murray gets look at wind energy

HOPKINS RIDGE, Wash. – The three-bladed windmills that slice the air above the greening Palouse hills present a new crop for Columbia County farmers. They can mean as much as …