LONDON, Ont. ─ Western University scientists will use a wind tunnel to how turbines affect the health of migrating birds, their findings fodder for battlers over green energy in Southwestern Ontario and the rest of the province.
Biologist Christopher Guglielmo will head the project using a special wind tunnel for birds and funding is expected to be announced Friday by Health Minister Deb Matthews.
While the impact of turbines on birds will be a focal point in the region, Guglielmo will also use the tunnel to study the effect of other human creations on the flight patterns of birds, including the growth of cities and the proliferation of tall buildings. Read article