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RE: E-M:/ Great Lakes Wind

  Sorry to be late responding to this. I want to point out that this report is on a Wiki.  It is a living, non-static example of collaborative journalism. Just as with Wikipedia, it is meant that people with other relevant information add to it. You just need to log in as a registered user to change, improve, augment parts of this story. You can do that with links, images, video, original reporting. You can even click the discussion tab at the top of the article to explain your changes or engage in a debate over how certain elements of the story appear. Not everyone will agree and this gives you the opportunity to argue your case.

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David Poulson

Associate Director

Knight Center for Environmental Journalism

Michigan State University

517 432 5417




From: owner-enviro-mich@great-lakes.net [mailto:owner-enviro-mich@great-lakes.net] On Behalf Of HAMILTREEF@aol.com
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 1:44 PM
To: FRANKZAS@aol.com; poulson@msu.edu; enviro-mich@great-lakes.net
Subject: Re: E-M:/ Great Lakes Wind & Birds


David,  Your coal generating concerns for birds may be valid, but as usual there are some exceptions.  The peregrine falcons are doing well with the hacking boxes on the smokestacks at Muskegon, Grand Haven, Port Sheldon, and other places.  The following articles have some neat photos.

Tom Hamilton, Montague







In a message dated 7/17/2008 12:16:16 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, FRANKZAS@aol.com writes:

However, shouldn't we also be concerned with the number of birds killed by coal plants? The whole process of generating electricity from coal seems detrimental to birds. (We know it is detrimental to humans.)  One can start with mining and mountaintop removal (bird habitat destruction). Coal plants have smokestacks and cooling towers which emit ultra hot polluted air and steam and can confuse and kill migrating birds at night. And, the solid and gaseous wastes from coal plants contain particle matter (causes haze), nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide (acid rain and smog), arsenic, lead, mercury, CO2 (global warming) and many other pollutants.

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