Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Fwd: Protect Michigan's Birds: Stand Up for Bird-Smart Wind Energy





-----Original Message-----
From: info@abcbirds.org
To: prosbird
Sent: Wed, Jan 7, 2015 11:42 am
Subject: Protect Michigan's Birds: Stand Up for Bird-Smart Wind Energy

Short-eared Owl, Randimal/Shutterstock

Please stand up for birds that rely on habitat in an essential migratory corridor in Huron County, Michigan, where more than 300 large wind turbines already exist and as many as 900 more are planned.

Thousands of migratory birds pass through this area every year. The addition of hundreds of wind turbines increases the gauntlet of challenges faced by these birds. Potential casualties include threatened and endangered species like Piping Plover, Kirtland’s Warbler, Henslow’s Sparrow, Bald Eagle, and Short-eared Owl (pictured).

Alternative energy is critically important, but we strongly believe that wind energy is not smart unless it's bird-smart. Please voice your concerns today about the additional turbines proposed for important bird habitat in Huron County, Michigan!


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Friday, December 19, 2014

Fwd: Boardwalk petition - PLEASE DISTRIBUTE!


-----Original Message-----
From: isanoff <isanoff@aol.com>
To: isanoff <isanoff@aol.com>
Sent: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 10:36 am
Subject: Boardwalk petition - PLEASE DISTRIBUTE!


Hi folks, 

Usually, I never send out requests for signing on to online petitions. But we've got a problem here in southern Brooklyn and the Parks Department won't give us the time of day. 

Parks is trying to turn the iconic, historic Coney Island boardwalk into a concrete slab sidewalk. We have evidence that this will exacerbate storm surge damage, but of course, they won't listen. There are sustainable woods that can be used on the boardwalk, but Parks is insisting on concrete. 

Our two shoreline Councilmen, Mark Treyger and Chaim Deutsch, have started this online petition to try and get the boardwalk declared a scenic landmark, which will help to preserve its character. But in order to do so, they need to show that there is public interest in this.

So please sign, distribute to your lists and add to your Facebook pages. 

Thanks!
Ida

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Climate Change and birds

National Audubon report revealed :

"National Audubon has a report on the effects of climate change on birds. They estimate 314 bird species will be severely impacted, many to the point of possible extinction."

http://climate.audubon.org/

http://goo.gl/sTAi7E