The most powerful climate solution: FORESTS
Trump admin moves to cut sage grouse protections, opening lands for oil drilling December 6, 2018 | Sophie Tatum | CNN Strutting adult male greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), Alberta, Canada. Washington (CNN)The Trump administration moved to amend Obama-era protections on the habitat of the sage grouse bird, potentially opening up vast areas of land in … Continue reading Interior Secretary Zinke moves to cut sage grouse protections, opening lands for industrialization.
Recent studies show flaws of wind power November 25, 2018 | THE OKLAHOMAN EDITORIAL BOARD THE rap on wind power is that it isn't practical. New research reinforces this belief, and suggests wind power isn't as environmentally beneficial as claimed. The studies, authored by Harvard researchers and published in “Environmental Research Letters” and “Joule,” examined … Continue reading Recent studies show wind power isn’t as environmentally beneficial as claimed.
This article discusses the limited longevity of older turbines, statistics are showing that the newer larger turbines have an even shorter average lifespan between 7 and 15 years. Another One Bites the Dust: Wisconsin Wind Farm Decommissioned After Just 20 Years November 21, 2018 | Isaac Orr in | American Experiment An industrial wind facility … Continue reading Another One Bites the Dust: Wisconsin Wind Farm Decommissioned After Just 20 Years
Part of the Answer to Climate Change May Be America’s Trees and Dirt, Scientists Say Nov. 14, 2018 | Josh Haner | The New York Times [excerpt} WASHINGTON — When people think of potential solutions to global warming, they tend to visualize technologies like solar panels or electric cars. A new study published on Wednesday, however, … Continue reading Trees and Dirt Part of the Climate Solution.
Wind turbines stand in the direct path of certain migratory bats and birds, which imposes a detrimental obstacle into the animal kingdom. Published on: November 9, 2018 | The Londoner When it comes to the army of wind turbines stationed near the shores of Lake Huron, an unfortunate predicament arises. It’s true that by … Continue reading Turbines, Pesticides, Threaten Useful, Cute, Hoary Bat.
Interesting study on Co2 and carbon payback. - The turbine data for this are much smaller and fewer, but does provide data on the increase in carbon payback time for forested lands. While it does show that there is eventually a payback over the loss 3-4 years instead of 6 months for non- forested lands, … Continue reading CO2 payback time for a wind farm on afforested peatland in the UK
Bird attrition. Death by turbine blades: One of the wind industry's denial favourites. Along with health and environmental impacts. Ecocide - All makes perfect logical sense doesn't it? We have chosen this image by our favourite cartoonist Josh to go with our post. November 6 2018 | Wind Energy's Absurd Their shills talk about the birds … Continue reading Bird attrition. Death by turbine blades.