Posts tagged: Palm Springs

Eagles Killed by Palm Springs Windmills Raise Concerns

When eagles fly over San Gorgonio Pass, they confront a barrage of deadly obstacles among the whirring blades of windmills. It’s unclear how many birds are killed, but federal officials say the wind turbines here and at other wind farms are taking a significant toll. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it has received […]

Eagles killed by Palm Springs Windmills Raise Concerns

When eagles fly over San Gorgonio Pass, they confront a barrage of deadly obstacles among the whirring blades of windmills. It’s unclear how many birds are killed, but federal officials say the wind turbines here and at other wind farms are taking a significant toll. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it has received […]

A Solar Plant Is Burning Birds To Death in Mid-Air

A new solar plant in the Mojave desert is facing scrutiny now that reports of the volume of birds the system is burning have surfaced. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System uses more than 300,000 mirrors across 3,500 acres to harness the sun’s energy. The rays are directed toward three towers with boilers that create steam, move turbines and supply power to about 140,000 homes, according […]

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Violent Environmental Problems With Wind Turbine Operation: From Avian Mortality to Catastrophic Failure

An unavoidable problem of wind turbines is killing flying creatures. The Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) produced a video “Eagle lawsuit ruffles wind industry feathers”. The video records an eagle being killed by a wind turbine. It appears the eagle went back for a second look at the turbine and a blade struck the […]

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