The Immaculate Conception of the Venerable Ones, or of Soult (1678), oil on canvas, Prado Museum, Madrid | artwork by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Visualizing the dizzying array of headache pills at the average pharmacy is sure to give you a headache.
Sacrificing the desert to save the Earth: BrightSource Energy’s Ivanpah solar power project will soon be a humming city with 24-hour lighting, a wastewater processing facility and a gas-fired power plant.
To make room, BrightSource has mowed down a swath of desert plants, displaced dozens of animal species and relocated scores of imperiled desert tortoises, a move that some experts say could kill up to a third of them.
Environmentalists are torn over the high cost of breaking reliance on fossil fuels. Public comment has been sought, but insiders are calling the shots.
Images: Top, artist’s conception of Ivanpah ‘solar farm’ project. Bottom, the impact of a solar farm on desert ecosystems.
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