Tag: power lines

September 23, 2022

Wild Cam: Policing Persian power line safety with the help of kestrels

The best way to keep magpies from building unwieldy and dangerous nests on power lines in Iran may be to encourage kestrels to move in. “We can use one species...

November 14, 2019

Power line corridors support wildlife

Power lines are harmful for many species like cranes and falcons, but in New England, researchers found that some specie the corridors can help sustain native wildlife species from migrating...

September 20, 2019

Wild Cam: Reducing Mongolian falcon deaths

Falcon populations are struggling to find their footing in Mongolia due to electrocution, a problem that kills thousands of the raptors every year. Researchers have been working to reduce the...

May 8, 2019

‘Shot in the dark’: UV light deters cranes from power lines

Mounting ultraviolet lights that shine on power lines reduced sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) collisions by 98 percent in a key Nebraska migration stopover for the birds. The technique protects the...

May 5, 2016

How prairie birds respond to wind turbines

While several studies have highlighted the direct impact of renewable energy infrastructure on North American birds — think birds colliding with turbines, for instance — researchers don’t know as much...