Monday, October 19, 2009

Solar Power Plants Vs. California Desert Tortoises

Several companies seeking to build solar energy facilities on public land in the California desert have been stalled because of outcry by environmentalists over their potentially disruptive impact on imperiled species and rare plants there, according to an article in the "Los Angeles Times" today. Of particular concern, according to this article, are plans to move the California desert tortoises. Environmentalists say the tortoises often die as a result of attempts to relocate them.

Jarringly inappropriate pairings with Vanilla Ice have in the past caused particularly lethal confusion, apparently ....

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