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The U.S. Forest Service plans to outfit six bald eagles with GPS devices to track their “interactions with wind farms.” The problem: Eagles and many other birds are smacking into wind turbines and dying. “Despite the many benefits which come from clean wind energy, one of the most majestic birds of prey, the eagle, is itself falling prey to the blades of wind-energy facilities,” a Forest Service employee wrote Monday on the Agriculture Department blog.

“For reasons still not clear to scientists, eagles are vulnerable to collisions with wind turbines, and in some areas such collisions can be a major source of the bird’s mortality.”

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