November 4, 2010

What do wind turbines and the color purple (not the movie/play) have in common?

Environmentalists have criticized wind turbines for years because they say it harms the birds and bats…Land owners have criticized wind turbines for years because they say they are ugly.

NOW, researchers at Loughborough University have stated that if we paint the turbines a different color, then the wildlife may not be affected.  They suggested purple.  I’m sure those land owners who already thought they were awful will just LOVE this.

Read more from the BBC here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9067000/9067721.stm

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