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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: 1) by wjwlsn on Monday February 17 2014, @04:36PM

    by wjwlsn (171) on Monday February 17 2014, @04:36PM (#821) Homepage Journal

    You show concern for one spelling mistake in your reply? You must be new around here.

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  • (Score: 1) by HiThere on Monday February 17 2014, @08:02PM

    by HiThere (866) on Monday February 17 2014, @08:02PM (#1011) Journal

    Everyone is new here...or is that a "Whoosh!"

    Javascript is what you use to allow unknown third parties to run software you have no idea about on your computer.