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2008-02-29 00:20:00

Federal officials warned today that wind farms have become a potential new threat to the North American whooping crane population.  Long endangered, the gigantic birds were once at a U.S. population of just 15 in 1941. Conservation efforts have restored the number to 266 today.  However, wind farms have become so widespread in the migration routes of the birds from Canada to Texas that the cranes are now at risk of death or injury from either crashing into large wind...