The effort to save the great Indian bustard holds risks for what is arguably an even larger environmental cause. : The majestic, endangered bird is massive, making it slow to maneuver in flight. It has poor frontal vision, and an unfortunate habit of scanning the earth while flying across the flat grasslands of India’s western borders. That combination too often sets it on a fatal collision course with power lines. The wide-open region that’s home to the rare bird has long been an ideal location for wind and solar projects.
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