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Date added:  July 8, 2019
Environment, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

Impact of wind energy on wildife and the environment

Author:  Henderson, Peter; Krüger, Oliver; Richarz, Klaus; and Byrne, Paula | Environment, Wildlife

This publication focuses on a topic that has previously been a taboo for policymakers, but also for nature conservation organisations in Germany. The environmentally destructive effects of renewable energies has never been widely discussed – mainly because they are seen as reducing carbon dioxide emissions. … The German Wildlife Foundation is not generally against wind energy. We are not opposed to any technology. But we are opposed to the unbridled expansion of energy projects in natural environments and natural spaces, . . .

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Date added:  July 6, 2019
Australia, NoisePrint storyE-mail story

Bald Hills noise monitoring data

Author:  Thorne, Bob; and Noise Measurement Services | Australia, Noise

Bald Hills Wind Farm Summary Report (45.04 MB) [alt. link] Bald Hills Noise Monitoring PTR Data: “The 40 dB(A) noise limit is exceeded on the days coloured ‘peach’/’transparent red’ (PTR)” May 2018 (11.31 MB) [alt. link] June 2018 (22.01 MB) [alt. link] July 2018 (10.88 MB) [alt. link] August 2018 (14.50 MB) [alt. link] September 2018 (12.87 MB) [alt. link] October 2018 (11.87 MB) [alt. link] November 2018 (10.88 MB) [alt. link] December 2018 (6.32 MB) [alt. link] January 2019 (5.35 . . .

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Date added:  June 23, 2019
Health, NoisePrint storyE-mail story

Silent Menace (Part 1 of 2): Wind Turbine Infrasound – What You Can’t Hear Can Hurt You

Author:  Deever, Donald Allen | Health, Noise

June 1, 2019 – Desert Report: Sierra Club California/Nevada Desert Committee Sci-fi fans remember the tagline from the Alien movie poster, which ominously declared, “In space, no one can hear you scream.” Likewise, research on the infrasound frequencies produced by industrial wind turbine blades is increasingly providing proof that what you can’t hear, can hurt you. Accordingly, it is worth noting that there is a huge difference between the auditory terms “sound” and “noise.” According to the Canadian Centre for . . .

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Date added:  June 22, 2019
Australia, Noise, RegulationsPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine sound limits: Current status and recommendations based on mitigating noise annoyance

Author:  Davy, John; Burgemeister, Kym; and Hillman, David | Australia, Noise, Regulations

Abstract: This paper describes existing wind turbine sound limits in Australian states and several other countries with similar constraints, how these were established and a method that could facilitate their harmonisation. Most existing limits appear to have been adopted to avoid sleep disturbance using data derived from sound sources other than wind turbines. This seems to have been a reasonable approach at the time of their adoption because of the paucity of other suitable data. More recently the concept of . . .

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