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‘Bladeless’ Wind Turbine Spares Birds

By Alyssa Danigelis, Discovery Channel A World War II veteran built a prototype for a quiet, bladeless wind turbine shaped like a drum, designed to protect birds and bats from getting killed in i…

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Even Small Wind Turbines Lower Bat Activity by Half

By Derek Markham, TreeHugger One of the drawbacks of large wind turbine installations is the loss of bats, which play an important part in the environment and in our economy (up to $53B a year!). …

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Learning to Love the Wind

To meet ambitious renewable energy goals, Amsterdam must convince residents to accept wind turbines. Video News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "nRefcaEiHWr4fjfF", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsL…

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How Does A Wind Turbine Work?

I don't know about you, but I love the word turbine. It speaks of great, enormous machines, capable of moving vast quantities of something-or-other, and to me, have an unapproachability that mak…

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Wind Power Designed from Sycamore Tree Seed

Sycamore seeds, also sometimes called helicopter seeds, rotate in the wind after being released from trees, and glide down to earth. A wind power company is using the model of a sycamore seed to desig…

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most not all small dogs are pretty vicious. but you can't blame the breed all the time. animals just…

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I seem to have missed this one :( Well done Jo J & the runners up. good laughs.