Daily Archives: August 18, 2014

Solar plant scorches birds in mid-air

Did you expect something other than this result? Some people argue that this is just the cost of having alternative energy and we should accept it. But should we?

“Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.” click here

Arctic ice on the move westward

The animation at Real Science is fascinating. Like I’ve said in the past – the ice comes, the ice goes, the ice comes, the ice goes, the ice comes, the ice goes…..you get the idea.

“The image below animates NSIDC’s ice age maps since mid-summer 2012, and shows how a huge mass of old, thick ice has moved into the western Arctic over the past two years.” Click here