Comments on: Galapagos bird brains survive wind turbines http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/03/galapagos-bird-brains-survive-wind-turbines/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: windturbine http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/03/galapagos-bird-brains-survive-wind-turbines/comment-page-1/#comment-341391 Tue, 08 Sep 2009 03:50:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/03/galapagos-bird-brains-survive-wind-turbines/#comment-341391 Birds problem is a huge problem of current wind turbines. Vertical wind turbine has the better performance in protecting birds than horizon wind turbines however it still killed birds in some times.

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By: The Herald http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/03/galapagos-bird-brains-survive-wind-turbines/comment-page-1/#comment-336845 Fri, 07 Nov 2008 17:50:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/03/galapagos-bird-brains-survive-wind-turbines/#comment-336845 Charles Darwin grew up as a Christian. He even went to a Bible College. But when his faith began to drift away from God, he had to find a way to rationalize with his conscience that God really doesn’t exist, and that is when he wrote what we know as Origin of the Species. Believe me, I am not so nieve as to say evolution doesn’t exist, it does. But evolution sparked by a big bang is not what created everything, God did. Anybody who denies that, is being intellectually dishonest with themselves. They’re lying to themselves. I mean really, the real issue is that if you admit to there being a God, you must then be accountable to Him. So, the best way to avoid that is by denying His existence. If you say God doesn’t exist, then explain to me one of the wondrous things of life….DNA.

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By: paul http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/03/galapagos-bird-brains-survive-wind-turbines/comment-page-1/#comment-334221 Sun, 06 Apr 2008 01:53:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/03/galapagos-bird-brains-survive-wind-turbines/#comment-334221 Stop complaining,if you want something to moan about see what dogs are doing to the natural inhabitats.

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By: Conscientious Observer http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/03/galapagos-bird-brains-survive-wind-turbines/comment-page-1/#comment-334216 Fri, 04 Apr 2008 12:34:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/03/galapagos-bird-brains-survive-wind-turbines/#comment-334216 At least some initiative is being taken cause the least amount of polluting affect on such an exotic enviornment. Ok they may be unsightly and more study needs to be done to ascertain the long term affect on the animal population. However it is probably ‘a bit’ less damaging in the long run then having long term environmental devastation occur because of one idiot making a carless mistake with an oil tanker. Now that’s a real ‘skid mark’ gone through the underpants of nature! The thought of the government allowing such oil tankers navigating their way around such pristine environment and the potential for such devastation is so horrendous. But hey it’s only the environment. Making money is the priority here. The thought of the damages to the environment outside one’s own backyard is no concern because it ‘doesn’t affect us’. It appears this pathetically ignorant attitude of this part of the globe is changing with the alternative energy. Bring it on!

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By: Ken Webster http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/03/galapagos-bird-brains-survive-wind-turbines/comment-page-1/#comment-334213 Fri, 04 Apr 2008 11:19:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/03/galapagos-bird-brains-survive-wind-turbines/#comment-334213 Someone’s missing the big picture here. With climate change on the go and much more of a threat than spinning turbines or ‘unsightly’ locations a shift to renewables is to be welcomed, and is inevitable actually. We just have to get the right balance of technologies and efficiency,a challenge but nothing compared to allowing runaway climate change.

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By: alister doyle http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/03/galapagos-bird-brains-survive-wind-turbines/comment-page-1/#comment-334212 Fri, 04 Apr 2008 08:42:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/03/galapagos-bird-brains-survive-wind-turbines/#comment-334212 Agreed with Ivan that more time is needed and that some birds may be limping after glancing blows but there aren’t swarms of predators around — hawks and introduced rats i guess but even the fearsome-looking marine iguanas are vegetarians.
And Jonny’s right that turbines are unsightly — solar panels could be far less visible. But turbines are surely better than the previous noisy diesel generator spewing out noxious fumes needing supplies by tanker from the mainland…Denmark’s Vestas, which calls itself the world’s leading supplier of wind turbines, says turbines produce more energy in less than a year than is used in production — and are expected to keep generating for 20 years.
http://www.vestas.com/en/about-vestas/su stainability/wind-turbines-and-the-envir onment/life-cycle-assessment-(lca).aspx
 (see the longer reports at the bottom of the link too)

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By: Ivan Buxton http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/03/galapagos-bird-brains-survive-wind-turbines/comment-page-1/#comment-334203 Thu, 03 Apr 2008 13:57:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/03/galapagos-bird-brains-survive-wind-turbines/#comment-334203 How certain are they that no kills occured from injured birds limping off to die? Are there predators beneath the turbines feasting on carcases or carrying them off before the checks have been made? 6 months is not long either – perhaps seasonal fluctuations of movement might be different. If none of these apply, then it’s good news (apart from the eyesore aspect).

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By: Jonny Goldberg http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/03/galapagos-bird-brains-survive-wind-turbines/comment-page-1/#comment-334202 Thu, 03 Apr 2008 12:39:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/03/galapagos-bird-brains-survive-wind-turbines/#comment-334202 Who honestly thinks they are a good idea? They use more energy to build them than they ever produce in their lifetime. And they a skidmark on the underpants of nature. Unsightly.

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