The Wind Turbines Saving Galapagos Islands Without Harming Endangered Birds

The Wind Turbines Saving Galapagos Islands Without Harming Endangered Birds

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Three huge wind turbines erected on a Galápagos island have not only cut by a third the amount of diesel fuel needed to produce electricity, long term monitoring has shown it hasn’t killed or injured a single critically-endangered seabird living there.

Charles Darwin made the Galápagos Islands synonymous with the idea of change as a means of survival. In the 19th century, the scientist marveled at how similar endemic finches, mockingbirds and giant tortoises across the 19-island archipelago were uniquely adapted to individual islands and later theorized that this ability to adapt determines whether a species will…


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