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Remotely controlled turbines help protect raptors

Remotely controlled turbines help protect raptors

GREAT FALLS — 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.

November 11, 2013 12:05 am Photos

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Bird advocates anticipate Obama climate policy; cite examples of region's warming

MISSOULA — Montana bird advocates have high hopes for President Obama’s climate change policy announcement on Tuesday, because they’ve already documented climate-related threats to several species.

June 24, 2013 8:00 pmLoading…
3 golden eagles caught in snare traps in Montana; 2 die

3 golden eagles caught in snare traps in Montana; 2 die

MISSOULA — Three golden eagles caught in separate snare traps over the past few days have raised concerns among biologists who are racing to understand what’s causing the raptor’s migratory population to dwindle across the region.

January 28, 2013 8:01 pmLoading…
Prime time for Helena birders starting as birds head north

Prime time for Helena birders starting as birds head north

HELENA - A flock of Canada geese head into the waters of the Helena Regulating Reservoir after basking on the frozen shoreline. Migrating birds, such as the snow geese, pintail ducks and tundra swans, can be seen migrating this time of year in the Helena Valley.

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