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Unpleasant Surprises of “Green” Technology

Nowadays it became a trend in the human society to think about the nature and the ways we can reduce the negative impact of the humankind on the environment. A great number of “green” projects are developed every year. However, some of these seemingly useful ideas produce not so positive effect as it may be expected.

For instance, let’s take solar batteries. They are meant to save energy and prevent natural resources from exhaustion and they cope with this task successfully. But on the other hand, their glitter disorients pilots and increases the risk of air disasters. The project of creating 170 huge solar batteries in the desert of California can cause mass mortality of birds, disorientation of pilots and even attract the BBC rockets with thermal homing system.

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Posted by on October 6, 2012 in Modern Society


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