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  • If you've spent time at night in the Kern County portion of the California Desert in the last few years, you've seen ... galaxy of bright red warning beacons atop wind turbines . [scald=47870:kl_image_original_context ...
  • The BLM says a proposed 1,100-acre wind energy facility in Kern County would pose no threat to the Endangered California condors living a few ...
  • ... wake of the death of a golden eagle at the North Sky River wind facility on January 29. The eagle was found near a North Sky River ... a golden eagle at the North Sky River wind facility in Kern County on January 29. The eagle was found near a turbine just ...
  • Plaintiffs in a wind facility case will argue for an injunction to protect California ... Commons LicensePlaintiffs who filed suit against Kern County over a proposed wind installation's possible threat to ... 1 at the Kern County Superior Court in Bakersfield. ReWire is dedicated to covering renewable energy in California. Keep in touch ...
  • A judge refuses to stop a Tehachapi wind project that may pose harm to California condors. ... empty-handed on Wednesday. Judge William Palmer of the Kern County Superior Court in Bakersfield declined to grant the groups an ... concerned there are going to be fatalities," Nafacy said.ReWire is dedicated to covering renewable energy in California. Keep in touch ...
  • ... with or without wind turbines in their habitat. ReWire found one passage especially interesting: California condor ... announcement of the BiOp earlier this month. "The good news is that we have an expanding population of condors, which are also ...
  • Shortly after a blade came loose at the Ocotillo Express Wind facility in Imperial County earlier this month, facility operator ... completely removed. Ocotillo resident Parke Ewing told ReWire that the blade throw incident on May 16 happened during a period ...
  • An enclosed wind turbine design that may be safer for wildlife and the public is almost ready for prime time, ... . Some of the aerodynamic engineering terminology made ReWire's metaphoirical eyes glaze over a bit, but the basics are relatively ...
  • A Portland-based wind company is walking away from a controversial project near Joshua Tree ... Manager for the BLM's California Desert District, told ReWire that Element Power filed a formal "Request to Relinquish" its permit ... James Ramos has since won election to San Bernardino County's Board of Supervisors representing the district covering the mesas, ...
  • ... found may shoot down one proposed way of making wind turbines safer for the huge birds of prey. ... golden eagle captured in the Tehachapi Mountains above the Kern County community of Caliente in December 2012. Researchers took a ... eagles can't see UV any better than we can. That's bad news for wind turbine operators who were hoping to avoid violating ...

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