An international team of researchers finds that birds in prey areas are 4 times less common in predatory areas with wind turbines
Paris, France – Wind power plants in some ecosystems act as the main "predator" that harms the birds at the top of the food chain and brings the attention of green energy advocates, paying attention to the impressive impact, scientists said on Monday, November 5th.
Wind is the fastest growing renewable energy sector, supplying about 4% of world electricity demand.
At present, almost 17 million hectares, around the size of Tunisia, are used to generate wind energy around the world, and researchers warned that developers have "significantly underestimated" the impact of technology on wildlife.
In a new study, an international team of scientists has been exploring the impact of wind turbines on the Western Hague, the UNESCO list of mountains and forests covering the west coast of India, as well as a global biodiversity site.
They found that in raging areas with wind turbines, floodplain raptor birds were quadrupled, breaks that cascade in the food chain and radically altered the germination and behavior of bird species.
In particular, the team observed an explosion in the raptor's favorite meal, fantasy lizards, and places dominated by turbines.
In addition, they saw significant changes in the behavior of the lizard and looked at living, as they were mostly without a predator environment.
"What we noticed was a slight change in the behavior of the lizards, morphology and physiology," said Agence France-Presse, an assistant and professor at the Macedonian Center for Ecological Research.
As the raptor level dropped around the turbines, it was also necessary to deal with predatory attack rates.
As a result, the team concluded that lizards living on fig houses had reduced their vigilance to possible threats.
By simulating "fissure attacks," the people involved in the study were able to approach the wilds five times more in the wind zone than one who was away from turbines before they escaped.
"Be smart with green energy"
After the test, it was found that garlic at the level of the windmill is lower than the level of stress hormones that may have occurred over two decades, as the German factories were built in Rietumu Ghati.
Wind farms are known to be harmful to birds by interrupting their migration patterns and causing excessive mortality rates.
Thaker said her study, published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, showed that wind parks repeated the role of the best carnivores in the food chain, while retaining raptoruses in the bay.
"They cause a change in the balance of the animals in the ecosystem as if they were the best carnivores," she said.
"They are" shipwrecked "predators – not just for the purpose of killing them, but also by reducing the spy's presence in these areas."
As human-induced carbon emissions continue to rise, Thaker said that wind energy is essential to mitigate the effects of climate change.
But with evidence that the impact of wind farms on Earth's ecosystems continues to increase than previously thought, she called for more attention to be given to the ecological footprint of an eco-friendly source of energy.
"Scientists needed decades to realize that wind turbines adversely affect flocks," Thaker said.
"We need to be wise about how we are putting green energy solutions. Let's lower our planet's space and place turbine locations that are already in some way disrupted – for example, in buildings." – rappler.com
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