News Solar Plant burning birds out of the sky

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    ooops :argh:

    http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-solar-bird-deaths-20160831-snap-story.html

    A macabre fireworks show unfolds each day along I-15 west of Las Vegas, as birds fly into concentrated beams of sunlight and are instantly incinerated, leaving wisps of white smoke against the blue desert sky.
    Workers at the Ivanpah Solar Plant have a name for the spectacle: “Streamers.”

    And the image-conscious owners of the 390-megawatt plant say they are trying everything they can think of to stop the slaughter.
    Federal biologists say about 6,000 birds die from collisions or immolation annually while chasing flying insects around the facility’s three 40-story towers, which catch sunlight from five square miles of garage-door-size mirrors to drive the plant’s power-producing turbines.

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    Environmentally friendly clean energy doesn't exist. :grad:
     
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    That's bad ass. I want video.
     
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    Chriza should put his steak in front of that thing.
     
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    Wtf
     
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    I love when environmentalists complain about clean power. Some group will hate hydro, solar or wind for something.

    Ted Kennedy banned windmill power from Nantucket Sound because it would ruin his view from the compound.
     
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    Steak. It's a delicious piece of meat, except when you cook it.
     
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    My steaks are meat perfection
     
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    no this is

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    That's the left for ya. Zero understanding of the term "Unintended Consequences"

    We will see birds covered in oil from BP for decades and this will be silent. :ufacepalm:
     
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