Power lines and electrical equipment are a leading cause of California wildfires OCT 17, 2017 | IVAN PENN | Los Angeles Times Electrical power problems sparked the burning of 149,241 acres, according to data about 2015, the most recent year reported. (Oct. 17, 2017) The deadliest wildfires in state history have raised questions about whether … Continue reading Power lines and electrical equipment are a leading cause of California wildfires
Investigation underway into blaze devouring French River park, which started on Henvey Inlet First Nation Jul 24, 2018 | Dave Seglins | CBC News Henvey Inlet construction site where workers say the fire began after a machine got stuck in bone-dry bush. Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is investigating whether construction crews building … Continue reading Massive Ontario forest fire sparked by wind farm construction during extreme fire ban, workers allege.
Upward-moving lightning, Created by tall structures. The theory is that as turbinesmove through they build up a charge that then causes upward moving lightning, often in clusters.
There is a credible amount of peer reviewed research linking buildings and large towers to cloud-to-ground lightning in snowstorms. Shocking, right? Since cloud-to-ground lightning is what is most dangerous to us (though accounts for a minority of lightning compared to intracloud and cloud-to-cloud), it is worth a further look. Christopher Schultz, a research meteorologist at … Continue reading Skyscrapers, Towers, And Wind Turbines May Be Causing Thunder Snow