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Using more than a wing and a prayer: Company aims to cut raptor deaths with technology, people

November 8, 2013View for printing

An operations center in California can shut down wind turbines 1,200 miles away in Montana in fewer than 30 seconds when the flight patterns of golden eagles and other raptors indicate a potential collision in the making.

The quick response is possible because of tracking radar, "detect and deter" cameras and human spotters called "bio-monitors" deployed at Rim Rock Wind Facility in Montana's Glacier and Toole counties.

NaturEner USA

Written by Karl Puckett Tribune Staff Writer

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