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ziphius
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9/12/2013
ziphius
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Article about wind farm eagle mortality levels from US Fish and Wildlife researchers. Some of the comments following the article are also worthwhile reading.
edited by ziphius on 9/16/2013

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surfponto
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9/16/2013
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Thanks for posting that JIm
I never quite figured out how wind farm companies are able to get away with this?
Different standards I guess? upset

Jim (ziphius) wrote:
Article about wind farm mortality levels of eagles from US Fish and Wildlife researchers. Some of the comments following the article are also worthwhile reading.


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DesertWRX
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9/17/2013
DesertWRX
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The wind turbines are just a business, they are out to make a buck. They should not be killing these birds. Guess because they fall under the "Green" category they can do bad stuff to the environment.
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mrkmc
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9/17/2013
mrkmc
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Yeah, that is tough. I imagine those things do get a lot of birds. I heard that the solar plant in Mojave (the one that uses mirrors to redirect and focus sunlight on a boiler) fries birds if they get to close. Don't airports have some sort of electorinc things that deture birds from hangin out on the runways? Maybe they could come up with something like that to keep birds away from the wind mills and solar panels.

Birds seamed to love nuclear power, judging from the amount of bird poop on the San O Plant. smile
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dsefcik
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9/17/2013
dsefcik
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mrkmc wrote:
Don't airports have some sort of electorinc things that deture birds from hangin out on the runways? Maybe they could come up with something like that to keep birds away from the wind mills and solar panels.
They are supposed to have some kind of aviary detection and take some action to prevent them from getting whacked.

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anutami
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9/18/2013
anutami
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I think there is a lot more going on behind the scenes than we even know!

Check this one out

https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2013/08/14/wind-industry-wildlife-biologist-fined-in-unlawful-eagle-handling/
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