Sheep May Save Birds from Turbines

Bay Area, California [Contra Costa Times] “…California, the nation’s leader in wind energy, is looking at livestock grazing as a way to reduce the widespread killing of eagles, hawks and owls in the whirling blades of wind turbines. In research with implications for the growing wind power industry, the California Energy Commission has approved $380,000 for scientists to test grazing as a tool to save raptors on Contra Costa grassland. The test will begin using sheep to see whether the animals can eat down grass to the right height to drive away ground squirrels that lure raptors into fatal turbine collisions. …”
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