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Current Event June 18, 2016

How Wind Affects Wildlife


The Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to find out how bears will react to a new wind project. It will be the first commercial wind project on U.S. Forest Service land and will include 15 turbines.They started tracking bears by using radio collars to see how they move around before the turbines are in place. The collars had many problems, so they started using cameras to track the bears. Now they have data to study bears and wildlife both before and after the wind project begins. Share this story with your students so they can learn more about this wind project in Vermont and its impact on wildlife.

Environment Animals Energy

Story Length: 4:03

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Vermont Public Radio

AIR DATE: 04/12/2016


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