The Daily Populous

Wednesday August 26th, 2020 morning edition

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According to a study conducted at a wind farm on the Norwegian archipelago of Smøla, changing the color of a single blade on a turbine from white to black resulted in a 70-percent drop in the number of bird deaths.

As long as you put the turbines in the right spot, wind power is reliably cheaper than burning fossil fuels.

And most people would prefer to live next to a wind farm than any other kind of power plant—even solar.

Bird deaths caused by wind power may be overstated then, but they do still occur.

(Another four turbines selected as a control group were responsible for seven bird deaths, excluding willow ptarmigans, over the same timeframe.).

In the three years that followed, only six birds were found dead due to striking their turbine blades.

By comparison, 18 bird deaths were recorded by the four control wind turbines—a 71.9-percent reduction in the annual fatality rate. »

Study Finds 82 Percent of Avocado Oil Rancid or Mixed With Other Oils

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Avocado oil is a great source of vitamins, minerals and the type of fats associated with reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

“Most people who buy avocado oil are interested in the health benefits, as well as the mild, fresh flavor, and are willing to pay more for the product.

“Consumers seeking the health benefits of avocado oil deserve to get what they think they are buying,” Wang said. »

RNC speakers: What to know about Sen. Rand Paul

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is set to speak at the Republican National Convention this week in support of President Trump's 2020 presidential candidacy.

Paul won reelection to the Senate in 2016 with Trump leading the top of the ticket, as the upper chamber remained under GOP control.

Paul is set to speak on Tuesday evening along with First Lady Melania Trump; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, among others. »

Biden campaign says China's treatment of Uighur Muslims is "genocide"

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The Biden campaign said in a statement Tuesday that the Chinese government's oppression of Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in the northwest region of Xinjiang is "genocide," and that Joe Biden "stands against it in the strongest terms.".

The draconian reports of mass surveillance, arbitrary detentions, brainwashing, torture and forced sterilization have been described by some experts as "demographic genocide.".

The Trump campaign and Biden campaign have repeatedly clashed over who is "tougher" than China. »

Trump crony, Postmaster General DeJoy, lies under oath to Congress

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With that testimony, he adds his name to the ever-growing list of Trump sycophants who have lied under oath to the Congress of the United States.

They did not touch on the wider GOP Trump regime plan, pushed by right-wing ideologues in the White House and President Donald Trump himself, to “privatize” the Postal Service.

As might be expected, DeJoy, a former logistics company CEO, also denied discussing postal service issues with GOP President Donald Trump after becoming Postmaster General. »