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Birds Deaths related to Towers: Perspective

The firm of Curry & Kerlinger, LLC (who serve as “consultants to the wind power industry on birds and other wildlife issues”) has an interesting set of stats about the various ways that birds are killed each year:

Deaths annually from (descending ranking):

Glass Windows: 100 to 900+ million Electrical Transmission lines: “up to . . . → Read More: Birds Deaths related to Towers: Perspective

General

Do Cell Towers Sneak into Neighborhoods in Disguise?

August 30, 2009: In a copyrighted story in The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California), reporter Jeff Horseman discusses how cell phone sites are are being hidden within clock towers, camouflaged mono-trees, and church steeples. This is a very informative and balanced article.

Jonathan is quoted throughout the story, titled “Cell phone towers sneaking in to Inland neighborhoods . . . → Read More: Do Cell Towers Sneak into Neighborhoods in Disguise?

Clearwire

Site Landlords: Does Clearwire or Clear Wireless Want On to Your Site?

In various markets in California, Clearwire (sometimes Clear Wireless LLC) is seeking tower site landlord authorization to add to an existing site. Sometimes the applications or lease amendments are tendered by Sprint (which owns 51% of the legally-separate Clearwire entity), but I’ve also seen other wireless carriers ask permission to sublease their tower space to . . . → Read More: Site Landlords: Does Clearwire or Clear Wireless Want On to Your Site?