Russia's Putin says wind turbines kil...

Russia's Putin says wind turbines kill birds

There are 16 comments on the Reuters story from Dec 6, 2010, titled Russia's Putin says wind turbines kill birds. In it, Reuters reports that:

Russia's Putin says wind turbines kill birds Stocks Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a regional conference of his ruling party United Russia in the far eastern city of Khabarovsk, December 6, 2010.

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jack O da american voice

Kenosha, WI

#1 Dec 6, 2010
Vlad Putin, am environmentalist?
tarmo

Tallinn, Estonia

#2 Dec 6, 2010
jack O da american voice wrote:
Vlad Putin, am environmentalist?
No, the real issue is that wind turbines hide incoming birds - of steel. The air turbulence interferes with radar signals.
Live Free or Die

Jericho, VT

#3 Dec 6, 2010
tarmo wrote:
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No, the real issue is that wind turbines hide incoming birds - of steel. The air turbulence interferes with radar signals.
Sort of like your tin foil hat, I guess?
Live Free or Die

Jericho, VT

#4 Dec 6, 2010
Tarmo, In deference to your perpetual state of fear, I honestly think that to complement your wardrobe of tin foil haberdashery, you should also consider foil matching Depends disposable diapers. That way, if one fails you always have the other.
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"The Russia-Georgia clash, with television images of Russian armor on the move and tough talk from Moscow, terrified the Baltic republics, which had been occupied by the Soviet Army in 1940 and achieved independence a half-century later."

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/07/world/europ...
Live Free or Die

Estell Manor, NJ

#5 Dec 6, 2010
Live Free or Die wrote:
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Sort of like your tin foil hat, I guess?
However, being that I am a certified ""ignoramus bird", related to the "goonie Bird", I think I will fly into a wind turbine to test Putin's theory.
Unlol

Estell Manor, NJ

#6 Dec 6, 2010
I am often called a "Goonie Bird" by my friends.
NW Hominid

Federal Way, WA

#7 Dec 6, 2010
Uh, so they can fly thru bushes and trees - but not wind farms, natural selection...
Jacko has coffee

Kenosha, WI

#8 Dec 7, 2010
tarmo wrote:
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No, the real issue is that wind turbines hide incoming birds - of steel. The air turbulence interferes with radar signals.
That can happen. in the US they either alter the position of the wind farm, or the radar. It is not too difficult to get around that.
Facts

Prince George, Canada

#9 Dec 7, 2010
Birds eat a lot of food , food takes energy to grow and prepare , so.....the fewer birds there are .....
Small Town America UGX

Estell Manor, NJ

#10 Dec 7, 2010
Facts wrote:
Birds eat a lot of food , food takes energy to grow and prepare , so.....the fewer birds there are .....
But they also eat little pests, such as mice that eat grain, too.
And it is rodents like mice and insects that consume much grain and are also prey to birds, so the only solution is..........
ronan

Banstead, UK

#11 Dec 7, 2010
tarmo wrote:
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No, the real issue is that wind turbines hide incoming birds - of steel. The air turbulence interferes with radar signals.
Jesus, we are in trouble in UK then!
The have wind farms with hundred of the things...

That won't make air travel any safer.
just candid

AOL

#12 Dec 7, 2010
jack O da american voice wrote:
Vlad Putin, am environmentalist?
Yes. I know it's har to believe, but he often speaks out about environmental concerns.
tarmo

Tallinn, Estonia

#13 Dec 8, 2010
Live Free or Die wrote:
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Sort of like your tin foil hat, I guess?
I did once have a propeller-hat driven by a solar cell on top of my head, but that hat had no tin lining.

For upgrade I consider no less than a Klein bottle tinfoil propeller hat, where the propeller ahead drives one at the back. Of course I could consider propellers on sides, but that would be too noisy.
tarmo

Tallinn, Estonia

#14 Dec 8, 2010
ronan wrote:
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Jesus, we are in trouble in UK then!
The have wind farms with hundred of the things...
That won't make air travel any safer.
The interference is only significant at low altitudes, which is where the bogey incoming steel birds come from.
Goonie Bird

Jericho, VT

#15 Dec 8, 2010
Small Town America UGX wrote:
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But they also eat little pests, such as mice that eat grain, too.
And it is rodents like mice and insects that consume much grain and are also prey to birds, so the only solution is..........
What's your address? I'm hungry.
Small Town America UGX

Estell Manor, NJ

#16 Dec 8, 2010
See Unlol for food. His buttocks contain a lot of meat and fat. Enough to feed you for a year.

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