Wednesday, 3 May 2017

I Guess We Have All Seen Flames On Oil Rigs,

where unwanted gases are burnt off,

but can you see the flame here?

the answer for me is no, and neither can birds like this red tailed hawk, the practise of burning the gas poses a potentially lethal threat to unsuspecting birds that pass through it, larger birds have been found with singed wings, unable to fly or fend for themselves, bird-watchers believe that smaller ones are simply incinerated at the Kingsland Landfill flare, New Jersey, The Fish and Wildlife Service says the authority has already followed through on some of its suggestions, like removing a number of possible perches for birds around the flame, a local electric company has agreed to take out or retrofit power lines and other equipment to make them less attractive to migrating birds, finding a way to make the flare visible to birds is among the other ideas officials say are being explored, the other question is, does this happen at other landfill sites where methane is burnt off rather than being collected?

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