Xanda2260 wrote:The students threw an apple at the turbine to see if the blades would slice it. They couldnt throw for shit and missed, but a gul swooped in to catch it, and got decapitated by the blades! Only fatality of bird life I've heard of...
I'll get pics if I get chance
TylerDurden wrote:IIRC, turbine bird kills are vastly outnumbered by nighttime lit windows and radio-tower wirestrikes.
Noise is barely audible outside of the typical setback.
liveforphysics wrote:This is a pro-coal site, designed to show you how important it is that we maintain using coal. (I'm not kidding)
Powering a Nation Presents an Interactive Film
A Love story
It’s more than a rock.
It’s power. It’s people. It’s a relationship.
Joseph C. wrote:Ah socialist realism. The Nazi's love that style of art too.
TylerDurden wrote:Joseph C. wrote:Ah socialist realism. The Nazi's love that style of art too.
sico wrote:I voted no, since I live within a kilometre of an international airport, and the "no" vote looked really sparse and I love an underdog.
I also recently learned that wind turbines increase the temperature near the ground so that's great news for Canadians and Alaskans alike:
www.recumbents.com wrote:There are a lot of wind farms here in Illinois. I was making a cross state trek on a very windy day and decided to stop and see how noisy the wind farm was. It looks like there are about 100 turbines per wind farm, all built over the past 5 years or so. Even though I was practically right underneath one of the behemoths, all I could hear was a whooshing noise, which was not very loud. I heard that in Illinois, 20% of the power is now wind generated. I'm impressed.
So yes, I would have one in my neighborhood, but here you have to have 2 acres before you can put up a wind turbine.
Pure wrote:Evolution will take care of the birds. Only the ones smart enough to avoid those mean ol nasty blades will reproduce.
Survival of the strongest/smartest.
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