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  • ... amount of bird injuries at three large California desert solar power plants, and says that there are no easy fixes to the issue. ... that October visit is especially chilling, and confirms ReWire 's speculation that ISEGS may function as a huge "ecological trap" ...
  • Asked whether concentrated solar energy might kill birds without causing visible injuries, Federal scientists said they don't really have enough data to answer. ... intense flux zones. If true that would be troubling news for Ivanpah's owners, as well as for the owners of the proposed Palen ...
  • ... we don't about wildlife mortalities at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System. ... Solar Electric Generating System, and the foremost federal wildlife agency says it's concerned about the impacts the project ... mysterious funnel effect USFWS also noted an issue ReWire hasn't covered before, and we suspect it has something to do with ...
  • ... chief wildlife protection agency is opposing a new solar project in the Ivanpah Valley just outside the California state line, ... be surrounded on three sides by Silver State South. ReWire is dedicated to covering renewable energy in California. Keep in ...
  • ... 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 ...
  • ... clapper rail from being harmed at industrial-scale solar power projects in the California desert. ... group announced today that it intends to sue two federal agencies for failing to protect the federally Endangered Yuma ... El Centro. Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, any harm caused to an Endangered Species , either intentionally or by ...
  • When last ReWire checked in on the proposed Palen solar project, its builders were asking the California Energy Commission to ... in closed session on Wednesday . We'll be looking for news on what's discussed. ...
  • ... week, scheduled hearings by a state agency on a massive solar project in the California desert may lack input and guidance from a ... of developing a Draft Supplemental EIS for some months; as ReWire reported last week , the shutdown is taking place during that ...
  • 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 ... solar industry colleagues under the bus on the issue of harm to wildlife from desert solar projects. ...
  • A federal agency estimates that more than 2,000 desert tortoises may currently occupy the sites of a pair of large planned desert solar projects that would straddle the California/Nevada state line, but says developing the projects won't harm the species. [scald=48154:kl_image_original_context ...

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