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Painting Wind Turbines Black Could Prevent Thousands of Bird Deaths Every Year


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Frans
- 493 days ago - inhabitat.com
For years, environmentalists have been faced with a dilemma when it comes to renewable energy: wind turbines generate clean power, but in the US alone they may kill up to 40,000 birds a year. Well, a new research project in Norway .......



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Edo R. (71)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 12:38 am
Thanks for sharing!
 

Christeen Anderson (549)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 1:14 am
Thanks for sharing this info. If it's accurate then I say we do it. Thank you.
 

Dimitris Dallis (7)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 1:37 am
Thanks for sharing Frans. Forward to the Greek government...
 

Mike M. (56)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 5:13 am
Interesting
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 5:25 am
An easy way to treasure life
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 6:05 am
I am not a fan of wind at all. I think solar is viable but scalar wave when it arrive will revolutionize everything.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 6:55 am
Sounds good - dark green sounds even better, if it works.
 

Susan B. (4)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 7:17 am
That was be wonderful. We definitely need to save whatever wildlife and birds we can. However, betcha my government will give the excuse that they can't afford to paint. Wildlife and birds are not important when it's money.
 

Jeaneen A. (157)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 7:20 am
Do whatever it takes to save the birds and cut our use of oil and gas and coal, which all destroy our planet.
 

. (0)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 11:46 am
OMG could it really be this simple?
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 4:31 pm
Something so simple...Kudos to Norway and I really hope either or both paint and light helps save birds.
Noted with happy thanks.
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 4:40 pm
That would be nice. Thanks Frans.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (113)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 5:35 pm
noted, thanks
 

Aileen AWAY P. (37)
Friday August 16, 2013, 2:20 am
Noted. Thank you.
 

Natasha Salgado (576)
Friday August 16, 2013, 10:56 am
Then all wind turbines need to painted black---our birds are precious. Thanks Frans
 

Anne F. (17)
Friday August 16, 2013, 6:19 pm
Sounds sensible. So does reducing speed limits (especially near schools) - the rate of death for pedestrians goes way down when the car drivers are required to slow to 20.
 

Janet D. (10)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 10:39 am
I would paint a busy pattern on them so when they turn it looks like more movement to the birds. And at night have lights on the blades so the movement is clear at night.
 
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