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  •  well I don't know that if I had one of those (1+ / 0-)
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    sethtriggs

    beach front properties which, fortunately!, I don't.
    (I have enough to worry about without  having a beachfront structure......)
    but if I did have one and if I would be strolling on the beach and saw those wind turbines out at sea I don't think that I would find them ugly.
    I know that when we drive west through west texas and I see the wind farms they look beautiful to me. - that's partly because I know that they produce a sustainable clean energy.
    Besides they are beautiful.
    They line up in a symmetrical way and it's nice to see the blades turning in the breeze/wind.
    They look like sentinels.
    I once called Senator Kennedy's office to say that I hoped he'd reconsider his position on the offshore wind turbines. Now I feel a little bad about that because he's gone.
    And as far as birds are concerned, it seems like some smart gal or guy could figure out a way to warn birds with sound or something that wouldn't be disturbing to people and fish and sea mammals....
    c'mon someone figured out how to get to the moon and back :)
    wind and sun - they're free and they're plentiful (for now)

    Finally people have gotten sick and tired of being had and taken for idiots. Mikhail Gorbachev

    by eve on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 02:03:02 PM PST

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    •  Bird protection has been built into some wind (2+ / 0-)
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      AllisonInSeattle, eve

      farms, like the Peñascal Wind Farm in South Texas. I hope it works, because it (and others nearby) are built in a major NA bird flyway.

      The wind farm includes an innovative radar system that detects the arrival of large flocks of migratory birds and shuts down the turbines if visibility conditions present a danger.[1]

      "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans Willkommen im Vierten Reich! Sie haben keine Bedeutung mehr.

      by Bluefin on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 08:58:58 PM PST

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      •  wow!!!!! (0+ / 0-)

        thank you.

        I'm glad people are working on this.
        I hope that one day they have something to warn a stray bird or hawk :)

        Finally people have gotten sick and tired of being had and taken for idiots. Mikhail Gorbachev

        by eve on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 07:31:13 AM PST

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