California weighing bird deaths from concentrated solar plants

  • by: ELLEN KNICKMEYER , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 18, 2014 - 12:15 PM

IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. — 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.

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