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  • ... California Energy Commission (CEC) this weekend, and the news is unsettling for anyone concerned with the plant's effect on desert ... by the plant's concentrated solar energy. As ReWire reported last week, similar mortalities are already being reported ...
  • Bird deaths continued in March at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in San Bernardino County, in the wake of ...
  • The reported deaths at the solar power plant ebbed only slightly after peaking in April, and more than ... Electric Generating System proposed for Riverside County. ReWire often receives comments on our monitoring of wildlife deaths at ...
  • ... solar power plant in the California desert, and it's bad news : 97 birds were found killed or mortally injured between April 1 and ... at least partly a statistical artifact: sources tell ReWire that biologists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) were on site ...
  • ... Photo: craigdietrich/Flickr/Creative Commons License   ReWire reported earlier this month that early September was tough on birds ... full data set is in, and it's not particularly good news . According to compliance documents the plant's owners filed with the ...
  • Bird deaths continue at a slower pace at the Ivanpah solar project, and tortoises continue to turn up missing. ...
  • Asked whether concentrated solar energy might kill birds without causing visible injuries, Federal ... that claim -- but it also says that might be because bird carcasses are rarely recovered from Ivanpah in good enough condition ... most intense flux zones. If true that would be troubling news for Ivanpah's owners, as well as for the owners of the proposed ...
  • ... overall numbers of injured birds is certainly welcome news on the face of it, if the project poses a special risk to migrating ... roadrunners were reported killed at the Ivanpah solar project in November | Photo: Chris Clarke As preparations continued to ...
  • ... with injuries from concentrated " solar flux." As ReWire reported last month, Ivanpah workers found an injured peregrine ... of seven of the birds . Which means that pending news on the fate of the yellowthroat, at least 12 of the birds killed ...
  • Solar power facilities in the California desert may hurt wildlife populations ... to the state agency overseeing the project, and the bad news for wildlife seems to be mounting . Not only is the Ivanpah ... each individual mortality is a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) punishable by $500 in fines and six months in jail. ...

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