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Desert Species vs Solar Farms

 

Last updated 10/22/2015 at 10:51am



A study published on Monday claims that massive Solar farms harm California desert ecosystems and at-risk species that require undeveloped land for survival.

The new study found the majority of large-scale Solar farms in California have been built in areas that are incompatible with their surroundings.

An Earth-System Scientist at UC Berkeley, Rebecca Hernandez said, “We would hope that if a developer was on the ground and saw that, ‘oh, this is a really important area for migratory birds, maybe we should look at that Walmart commercial roof down the road and collaborate with them rather than putting it here.’"

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