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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: 2, Interesting) by Vanderhoth on Monday February 17 2014, @10:52AM

    by Vanderhoth (61) on Monday February 17 2014, @10:52AM (#559)

    If a story references Fox News turf it. Espically if it has anything to do with politics, the environment, science or the economy. They have a well known bias and history of misrepresenting, and right out lying about, the truth to serve a well known agenda. Fox is an entertainment channel not a news channal and it hurts the creditability of anyone who takes them seriously.

    "Now we know", "And knowing is half the battle". -G.I. Joooooe
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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by pbnjoe on Monday February 17 2014, @11:18AM

    by pbnjoe (313) on Monday February 17 2014, @11:18AM (#572) Journal

    Not totally necessary, as long as you take with a massive grain of salt. That, or read in the summary what the supposed issue is, then go looking for other sources. This is a discussion site more than a news one, so, actually, who really cares what's in TFA, hey? :P

  • (Score: 1) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @07:16PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @07:16PM (#959)

    So, we will be eliminating left-wing news as well? Are you sure? No more New York Times, BBC, Agence France-Presse, Los Angeles Times, fact that eliminates quite a large swathe of the mainstream media. Unless you're one of those "everyone who disagrees with my political opinions is WRONG" types.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 18 2014, @02:12AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 18 2014, @02:12AM (#1289)

    Lighten up, Francis.