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  • Asked whether concentrated solar energy might kill birds without causing visible injuries, Federal ... Commons License We reported earlier this week on a suggestion by state agency scientists that the concentrated solar ... most intense flux zones. If true that would be troubling news for Ivanpah's owners, as well as for the owners of the proposed Palen ...
  • Bird deaths continued in March at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in San Bernardino County, in the wake of ... effect of the project's concentrated solar "flux" on birds and other flying wildlife . [scald=55061:kl_image_original_context ...
  • ... Dunes from the air | Photo: Solar Reserve   An article on Solar Reserve's Crescent Dunes solar project, now under ... makes the math easier. Crescent Dunes' concrete will (by ReWire's estimation) have contributed between 14.7 and 43.1 million pounds of ...
  • ... 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 ...
  • ... are what are, in our view, the five most important stories ReWire worked on in 2013. Each of them will likely continue to be ... and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently made news by offering wind developers 30-year permits to kill bald and golden ...
  • The science is still out on whether a proposed solar power tower plant in Riverside County would pose too much risk to ... temperatures. As USFWS spokesperson Jane Hendron told ReWire in a recent interview, federal scientists are still gathering data ...
  • ... burgeoning issue of bird and bat deaths at the Ivanpah solar plant in California's desert has dismissed many of the recommendations ... National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory, which ReWire reported on in April, suggested that actual levels of wildlife ...
  • The reported deaths at the solar power plant ebbed only slightly after peaking in April, and more than ... flux fields. Solar flux burns weren't just recorded on the birds' sensitive feathers. Several of the carcasses were described as ... Electric Generating System proposed for Riverside County. ReWire often receives comments on our monitoring of wildlife deaths ...
  • In a glance through a solar power tower developer's latest missive to the state agency considering it application for a Riverside County Project, ReWire spotted something interesting. The company seems to be throwing its ... Deferring analysis of wildlife impacts until more science comes in but approving the project anyway would be, CBD said, a ...
  • ... their decisions on whether to include mention of solar flux wildlife injuries, it's strange and more than a little gratifying to see a story we broke here at ReWire grow wings and go worldwide. ... ad tag The bad news for Ivanpah's owners kicked into full swing just as Energy Secretary ...

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