Some birds just can’t resist flying too close to the sun—and burning to death in the process.
In California’s Mojave Desert, a solar-energy plant is causing birds to burst into flames and fall out of the sky, like tiny fighter jets. A report from the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory on the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System found that the facility’s solar panel array has a deadly side effect for local wildlife.
A new report published in Biological Conservation estimates that between 140,000 and 328,000 birds are killed annually by wind turbines in the United States.
Very alarming that this would be going on. Those in support of Solar Power and Wind Farms may well be the ecological types.