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  •  Lots of things kill birds (1+ / 0-)
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    Just Bob

    Bird death should not be considered a deterrent to installing wind farms. See Sibley Guide in bird mortality.

    i just baptized andrew breitbart into the church of islam, planned parenthood, the girl scouts and three teachers unions. - @blainecapatch

    by bobinson on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 12:13:19 PM PST

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    •  The irony (delta smelts, spotted owls, etc). n/t (0+ / 0-)
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        Turbines are habitat for the spotted owl or something?

        Anyway, airplane engines chew up birds all the time (suck them in too).

        Of course, airplanes have not been built becuase they chew up birds (and suck them in)...

        Republicans: Taking the country back ... to the 19th century

        by yet another liberal on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 05:27:04 PM PST

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        •  To my knowledge, the turbines are not a habitat (0+ / 0-)

          for anything, though the towers and roads probably are. Except for very rare circumstances, aircraft kill birds one at a time, and on a per-flight-hour basis, extremely rarely at that.

          I'm just amused by advocates who are okay with, and try to minimize, the potential consequences to assorted wildlife if it's associated with their pet rock. I'm remembering how the caribou were going to be decimated because of the Alaskan Pipeline some years ago, and now this.

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