7 Million Birds Killed Each Year, Confused by TV Towers

A quarter of a million birds died after the Exxon Valdez oil spill off the coast of Alaska in 1989, marking it as one of the nation's most serious environmental disasters. But that pales compared to the number of birds that die each year after colliding with one of the 84,000 communication towers scattered across North America. A new study by researchers from nine institutions puts that number at about seven million. Every year. But it doesn't have to be that way, according to the research,...Full Story
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