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posted by Dopefish on Monday February 17 2014, @10:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the solar-is-still-awesome dept.

mattie_p writes that this was originally submitted by cmn32480 via the forums.

"According to Fox News, environmentalists are concerned about the impact of the world's largest solar plant, which is located in the Mojave Desert, on the local bird population. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (a solar thermal plant) covers nearly five square miles, has approximately 350,000 garage door sized computer controlled mirrors, and has temperatures near the boilers reaching 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. Plant owners NRG Energy Inc., Google Inc., and BrightSource Energy say they have found dozens of dead birds in the complex in the last several months, some with burned or scorched feathers. The plant cost $2.2 Billion to construct, and had been held up in regulatory and wildlife relocation fighting for several years. It has officially been open since Thursday, February 13, 2014."

 
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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by bryan on Monday February 17 2014, @10:11AM

    by bryan (29) <bryan@pipedot.org> on Monday February 17 2014, @10:11AM (#545) Homepage Journal

    Well, if Fox News says it's true, then it must be!

    They are the most unbiased of all the news organizations!

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  • (Score: 1) by mattie_p on Monday February 17 2014, @10:37AM

    by mattie_p (13) on Monday February 17 2014, @10:37AM (#555) Journal

    I debated whether or not to post this due to the foxnews link, but pressing concerns and editorial deadlines forced my hand.

  • (Score: 2, Funny) by similar_name on Monday February 17 2014, @10:58AM

    by similar_name (71) on Monday February 17 2014, @10:58AM (#563)

    "We at Fox News will clearly show that we are not the most biased news station and that therefore we have 'less bias'. This will somehow demonstrate something we say has value if other stations can be shown to be biased. We're teaching the controversy of non-white Santa (which everyone knows Santa and Jesus were white), surely you can teach the controversy of creation." Sincerely Fox News

  • (Score: 2, Funny) by bacon on Monday February 17 2014, @11:08AM

    by bacon (280) on Monday February 17 2014, @11:08AM (#569)

    Are you accusing them of misbeh-avian?

    They have been bird-ly behaved in the past.