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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:54 PM

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. Full Story

Kansas to Pursue Prairie Chicken Breeding Program

posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:47 PM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas will develop a program for breeding lesser prairie chickens in hopes of getting the federal government to back off its listing of the bird as a threatened species, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Thursday. An Audubon of... Full Story

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