Wind Farms v. Birds

May 5, 2013 Full story: www.abc.net.au 115

As Australia pushes to meet its Mandatory Renewable Energy Targets, wind farms are proliferating across the country.

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Since: Jan 11

Australia

#44 May 9, 2013
sairla wrote:
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That is too sad, they are such beautiful birds, I didn't realise our wild birds were in danger from this apparatus.
Very much so it seems, sairla. Taken in total our suburbs would almost seem to be raining electrocuted birds. I've lost a few pet Magpies to this very pole over the years. That's been doubly saddening. And no prospect of avoiding repeats either.:(
Doggies

Australia

#45 May 9, 2013
Teaman wrote:
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Don't duck too far, you might get goosed.:-)
I know of a legal eagle if you do
BillyGoat

Sydney, Australia

#46 May 9, 2013
Climate Change was and is a BIG hoax peoples.

Since: Jan 12

Where The Wild Things Grow

#47 May 9, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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Very much so it seems, sairla. Taken in total our suburbs would almost seem to be raining electrocuted birds. I've lost a few pet Magpies to this very pole over the years. That's been doubly saddening. And no prospect of avoiding repeats either.:(
Well that is not right, considering that our native birds are protected you would think there would be an obligation to prevent this happening.

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Australia

#48 May 9, 2013
sairla wrote:
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Well that is not right, considering that our native birds are protected you would think there would be an obligation to prevent this happening.
It comes back to logistics & economics unfortunately. To upgrade shielding on all transformers that need it would be a $multi-million project. When one considers that a lot of our utilities are by now owned by overseas corporations, welfare of our native fauna is the stuff of "tin-ears".

It seems that all we can really do is to look after our "un-zapped" wildlife as best we can, optimizing its opportunities to out-breed casualty rates.

Since: Jan 12

Where The Wild Things Grow

#49 May 9, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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It comes back to logistics & economics unfortunately. To upgrade shielding on all transformers that need it would be a $multi-million project. When one considers that a lot of our utilities are by now owned by overseas corporations, welfare of our native fauna is the stuff of "tin-ears".
It seems that all we can really do is to look after our "un-zapped" wildlife as best we can, optimizing its opportunities to out-breed casualty rates.
That's it, I have no choice now, my garden birds expect their hand-delivered meals and insist on fresh bathing water - can't let them down now.

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Australia

#50 May 9, 2013
And they reward you one hundred-fold, right? I'm in the same situation.:)

“Lock up your cat ....”

Since: Oct 08

...or I'll kill it.

#51 May 9, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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It comes back to logistics & economics unfortunately. To upgrade shielding on all transformers that need it would be a $multi-million project. When one considers that a lot of our utilities are by now owned by overseas corporations, welfare of our native fauna is the stuff of "tin-ears".
It seems that all we can really do is to look after our "un-zapped" wildlife as best we can, optimizing its opportunities to out-breed casualty rates.
With the price hikes for infrastructure that have been factored in lately it would be nice to think that there would be enough to do this.

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Australia

#52 May 10, 2013
noteatpig2getha wrote:
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With the price hikes for infrastructure that have been factored in lately it would be nice to think that there would be enough to do this.
There probably has been for a long time already. But getting conglomerates to experience an unaccustomed attack of that rare commodity called "conscience" is like trying to holler above an infernal cacophony of cash registers.
sid

Brisbane, Australia

#53 May 10, 2013
This slightly off topic but one thing that shits me to death is seeing the number of lights on at 3am in the morning, I drove past the city [brisbane] the other morning and couldn't believe it, and on the freeway out past the airport, you could probably see the bloody place from the moon. Tax payers are paying these money grubbing power companies so the kangaroos can see what they are eating.

Since: Jan 12

Where The Wild Things Grow

#54 May 10, 2013
sid wrote:
This slightly off topic but one thing that shits me to death is seeing the number of lights on at 3am in the morning, I drove past the city [brisbane] the other morning and couldn't believe it, and on the freeway out past the airport, you could probably see the bloody place from the moon. Tax payers are paying these money grubbing power companies so the kangaroos can see what they are eating.
Yes and then we have that absurd 'lights out' event every year where we are supposed to grope around in complete darkness for one hour to help the planet - one extreme to the other.

Since: Jan 12

Where The Wild Things Grow

#55 May 10, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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There probably has been for a long time already. But getting conglomerates to experience an unaccustomed attack of that rare commodity called "conscience" is like trying to holler above an infernal cacophony of cash registers.
They won't do it voluntarily unless there's a financial incentive, that's the way of it unfortunately.
sid

Brisbane, Australia

#56 May 10, 2013
sairla wrote:
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Yes and then we have that absurd 'lights out' event every year where we are supposed to grope around in complete darkness for one hour to help the planet - one extreme to the other.
Yes pathetic isn't it, we can all stand around with a warm and fuzzy feeling of what responsible and caring environmentally friendly beings we are.

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Australia

#57 May 10, 2013
sid wrote:
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Yes pathetic isn't it, we can all stand around with a warm and fuzzy feeling of what responsible and caring environmentally friendly beings we are.
Once upon a time 'gimmicks' belonged to the world of hokey product advertising. Now weighty issues confronting our entire planet are harnessed to them. Lights Out for an hour on one night per year seems all very "Simon Says", doesn't it.
sid

Brisbane, Australia

#58 May 10, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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Once upon a time 'gimmicks' belonged to the world of hokey product advertising. Now weighty issues confronting our entire planet are harnessed to them. Lights Out for an hour on one night per year seems all very "Simon Says", doesn't it.
Exactly Ade, numbskulls letting others do the thinking for them.

Since: Jan 12

Where The Wild Things Grow

#60 May 10, 2013
sid wrote:
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Yes pathetic isn't it, we can all stand around with a warm and fuzzy feeling of what responsible and caring environmentally friendly beings we are.
I think it is ridiculous and potentially dangerous - all those candles burning.

Since: Jan 12

Where The Wild Things Grow

#62 May 10, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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Once upon a time 'gimmicks' belonged to the world of hokey product advertising. Now weighty issues confronting our entire planet are harnessed to them. Lights Out for an hour on one night per year seems all very "Simon Says", doesn't it.
We are 'guilted' into compliance - like making donations at supermarket check-outs - if you say 'no thanks'- how bad does that look? The telemarketers get you at home and then you are pressured at Coles - there's no peace.
Teaman

Mount Holly, NJ

#64 May 10, 2013
sairla wrote:
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I had no idea they were not insulated and grounded here, one would think it was an essential safety measure.
They may be, Sairla. I don't know. I can't imagine they would be any different there for safety reasons, the adventurous youth that climbs the pole for instance. There seems to be a difference in design though.

http://cenvironment.blogspot.com/2009/12/elec...
Teaman

Mount Holly, NJ

#65 May 10, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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What a fowl thought!
I don't know what the flock you're talking about.:-)
Teaman

Mount Holly, NJ

#66 May 10, 2013
Doggies wrote:
<quoted text>I know of a legal eagle if you do
That old buzzard doesn't know what he's doing.

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