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California's largest wind farm, Altamont pass

With California's ambitious renewable energy goal, the state needs wind power. But unique conditions at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area are leading to the deaths of golden eagles, burrowing owls and other threatened birds. Now, wind companies, scientists and environmentalists are working to bird-proof the Altamont's massive wind farms.


Image source: Elizabeth Pepin


QUEST TV segment air date: 6/26/07


View the companion KQED TV piece on the QUEST website and discuss it in the QUEST Science Blog.

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Taken on April 24, 2007