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Old 06-07-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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And we can't drill because it may harm wildlife?

Clean energy: Clean energy clashes with safety of protected bird species - latimes.com

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Old 06-07-2011, 03:35 PM   #2
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Just more proof they arent interested in anything other than destroying america and our way of life

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I'm conflicted on this one to be honest.

On the one hand the use of wind power is very effective, clean, and is renewable FOR-EVAH. I happen to work in the power industry currently, so that is a concern.

On the other hand, you are talking about making a species EXTINCT if you don't do something. I'm not for extinct in the terms of something as beautiful, and useful, as an eagle. Now cats, that is a different story altogether.

The blades on a wind turbine in Eastern Washington can spin as fast as 51 miles per hour at the very tip before the limiting controls kick in to keep it from doing damage to itself. The blades are also something like 100-150 feet in length, so we are talking about a serious piece of moving surface that could easily cut a semi truck in half in one swipe.

The downside of wind turbines is that their ideal location are long, flat, grassy areas with little to no obstructions. Great places for birds to hunt as well.

Not only do the blades spin in a clock like rotation, but they rotate on 3 axis as well, so just because it is facing one way today, doesn't mean it will be there again tomorrow. The drafts, upcurrents, downcurrents, etc. are never the same, so the fowls in question really have no way of "learning" to avoid them.

No good solution on this one. Glad I am not involved in any way because I don't know how to vote here.

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I dont think this is an eagle, but an example nontheless....

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I dont think this is an eagle, but an example nontheless....

YouTube - ‪Bird vs Wind Turbine‬‏
Thats kind of sad actually......I feel horrible for that bird!
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Thats an easy fix. Ti Cages around them painted FLO ORANGE so the birds can see it. Good lord how stupid are these people.

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Thats an easy fix. Ti Cages around them painted FLO ORANGE so the birds can see it. Good lord how stupid are these people.
Or put chicken wire type netting between the blades. I would rather, personally, run into a tight knit chicken wire than hit with the jolly green giants war club.
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Good lord how stupid are these people.
they are putting up windmills instead of working on ways to re-use nuke rods and oil exploration... i would say pretty damn dumb.
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I couldn't give a warm runny fart for the poor birdies, personally; take one for the team, as the rest of us have so many times, and get us off some fossil fuels to promote continued group breathing.


When i was at the University of Southern Mississippi, home of the "golden eagle" football team of Brett Favre ("now i'm retiring, now i'm a douche") infamy, the student intern whose job it was to feed the actual golden eagle mascot left school and was not replaced. The eagle freakin died in a giant net bird cage on campus, of starvation. Everyone suspected the frat rats had popped it with one BB too many until the autopsy revealed starvation. IIRC, only after this autopsy was it uncovered that the "Lil bunny FooFoo" supply had been cut off for a while.

I LOL'd. I'm sure the LSU fans LOL'd. I'm sure some bunnies did more than LOL. The federal wildlife peeps did NOT LOL.


edit* I wonder, could we teach bears to hanglide?

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This isn't exactly news. They've been calling those things "Condor Cuisinarts" for years. No form of energy is going to be without some form of downside. Clean energy that purees birds. It looked good on paper.

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