Friday, January 20, 2012

Revival Of Iconic California Condor Threatens State's Wind Farm Boom - Forbes

if a turbine kills a condor, the operator could be charged criminally.

Charles Manson Energy - Paul Driessen - Townhall Conservative

The mere possession of an eagle feather by a non-Indian can result in fines and imprisonment, even if the feather came from a bird butchered by a wind turbine: up to $100,000, a year in prison or both for a first offense. Poisoning or otherwise killing common bats that have nested in one’s attic can cost homeowners thousands of dollars in fines.

Wind turbine companies, officers and employees, however, are immune from prosecution, fines or imprisonment, regardless of how many rare, threatened, endangered or migratory birds and bats they kill. In fact, FWS data show that wind turbines slaughter some 400,000 birds every year. If “helter-skelter” applies to any energy source, it is wind turbines, reflecting their Charles Manson effect on birds.

Heavy snow paralyses most of Turkey - Gas use breaks record

Oregon's Mt. Bachelor ski area closed - Too much snow

55 inches of new snow in two days

Heavy snow alert - Korea

The Korea Meteorological Administration has issued a heavy snow alert Friday for mountainous areas in Gangwon, predicting as much as 30 centimeters of snowfalls through Sunday.

Lower Mainland shelters crowded in ‘extreme’ weather - The Globe and Mail

Not a single homeless person looking for shelter from record-low temperatures on the streets of Lower Mainland has been turned away the past few days, according to the Greater Vancouver Shelter Strategy.

New Zealand spot carbon price pushes off lows | Agricultural Commodities | Reuters

prices hover just above record lows

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