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800 Degree Heat From Solar Mirrors Frying Birds Mid Air
Oilprice.com ^ | 11/07/2014 | Andy Tully

Posted on 07/10/2014 4:28:08 PM PDT by bananaman22

There is growing evidence that birds flying in the vicinity of a solar thermal power project in California’s Mojave Desert are being injured and even killed either by the solar heat that’s focused with mirrors on its three energy-collecting towers, or by colliding with the mirrors themselves.

Yet a task force set up to investigate the problem at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) has brushed aside several recommendations by the forensics laboratory of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), according to the minutes of a meeting on the subject obtained by the Los Angeles public television station KCET...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: birds; power; solarenergy

1 posted on 07/10/2014 4:28:08 PM PDT by bananaman22
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To: bananaman22

I love me sumb Hot Dead Bird Flesh...


2 posted on 07/10/2014 4:28:58 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

Possible new way to dove hunt?


3 posted on 07/10/2014 4:29:49 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: bananaman22

Who cares about birds? Darwin alert


4 posted on 07/10/2014 4:32:51 PM PDT by montag813
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To: bananaman22

The 2 minute point of this video will explain the whole thing to you.....http://youtu.be/NAlsz62Lu5k


5 posted on 07/10/2014 4:37:28 PM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: bananaman22

Just so long as Cliven Bundy’s tortoises aren’t hurt. /s


6 posted on 07/10/2014 4:41:29 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Trueblackman
This will go nowhere, Hypocrit Greenies will never go against Dear Leader and his Grennie far left Investors.
7 posted on 07/10/2014 4:42:15 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: bananaman22

It’s all in the name of saving the planet.


8 posted on 07/10/2014 4:52:26 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: bananaman22

They taste like chicken I imagine.


9 posted on 07/10/2014 4:58:36 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: CivilWarBrewing

If only Publix could figure a way to have their chickens fly over these panels, think of the money they would save on rotisseries.


10 posted on 07/10/2014 5:02:53 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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11 posted on 07/10/2014 5:02:56 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: bananaman22

If you’ve not driven by that facility, the brightness and heat of the thing will impress mightily. I reckon any bird or bug that happens to fly through the beam at midday will get some serious flash roasting.


12 posted on 07/10/2014 5:03:40 PM PDT by lurk
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To: bananaman22

Instant rotisserie chickens? send a drone to fly one home to us. Thank you, alternative energy people.


13 posted on 07/10/2014 5:03:53 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Trueblackman

Read your bio/page. Smart man!


14 posted on 07/10/2014 5:11:12 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Texas resident

Yeah, just so long as the skin is krispy.

Hot Dead Chicken skin, extra crispy is so gooooood!


15 posted on 07/10/2014 5:24:35 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: bananaman22

OMG I laughed my ass off when I saw the thread title.


16 posted on 07/10/2014 5:27:04 PM PDT by TheArizona
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To: Trueblackman

I never kill anyone at the supper table.....................


17 posted on 07/10/2014 5:34:28 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: bananaman22

Doesn’t this exacerbate global warming?


18 posted on 07/10/2014 5:35:32 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: bananaman22

They should cover the mirrors during the day to protect the birds.


19 posted on 07/10/2014 5:47:39 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: bananaman22

Needs to be turned down to about 350. Some sort of multi-bird rotisserie is also needed. For NIMBYs...perhaps a rendering plant.

;-)


20 posted on 07/10/2014 6:09:48 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: bananaman22
based on the observation of a large bird that had caught fire above ISEGS, become unstable in flight, but did not land until after it glided beyond the perimeter fence.

great. brush fires, to boot.

21 posted on 07/10/2014 6:32:05 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: bananaman22

DON’T YOU ALL GEE IT? THIS IS OBAMA’S PLAN FOR FEEDING THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CHILDREN!


22 posted on 07/10/2014 7:12:57 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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