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The Shadow Flicker Effect: What Is It? (Wind Turbine Shadows)

When I was reading about wind turbines recently, I came across an article that highlighted something called the “shadow flicker effect”. So, I did some more digging to find out what exactly this term means.  What is the shadow flicker effect? The shadow flicker effect is caused by the shadows that are given off by …

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Just Three Blades? Why Most Wind Turbines Use Three Blades

When the concept of wind turbines came into my mind recently, I wondered if there is any specific reason for the number of blades that are on the machines. So, I did some research to find out why most wind turbines use three blades.  Why do most wind turbines use three blades? A quantity of …

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What Is Wind Turbine Syndrome?

When I was reading about wind turbines on the internet recently, I came across something called the wind turbine syndrome. Curious to find out what that meant, I did some deeper research to get some more information on the topic.  What is wind turbine syndrome? Wind turbine syndrome is a term that describes the negative …

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WIND TURBINES: The Environmental Cost of Being Environmentally Friendly

When I was recently reading an article about wind turbines, it was mentioned that it is a common occurrence for birds to be hit and killed by the blades. So, I did some more reading to find out how many birds are killed by wind turbines every year. How many birds are killed by wind …

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15 Wind Farms Across The Globe – This Is Where Wind Energy Is Made

When I was reading about wind farms online, I wondered where in the world they could possibly be located. So, I did some more research and pulled together a list of 15 wind farms across the globe.  Where is wind energy made? Wind energy can be made virtually anywhere in the world. There are wind …

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Wind Energy and The Ozone: Is It A Global Warming Issue?

When I was reading about the environmental effects of wind turbines, I wondered if wind energy has any effects on the ozone. So, I did some research to find out if wind energy has any contribution to the larger issue of global warming.  Is wind energy a global warming issue? Wind energy does not cause …

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Farming The Skies: How Much Landowners Get For Wind Turbines 

When I saw a recent photo of a wind farm on the internet, it made me think about how much money landowners could possibly get for wind turbines. So, I did some further reading to find out the average figures that wind turbines could generate for landowners.  How much do landowners get for wind turbines? …

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Sucking The Life Out Of Bats (Are Wind Turbines To Blame?) 

When I heard about the bat mortality rate caused by wind turbines in a recent conversation, I wondered how many bats really die every year by this cause. So, I did some research to find out if wind turbines are sucking the life out of bats.  Are wind turbines sucking the life out of bats? …

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Do Wind Turbines Affect Cattle (A Landowners Guide) 

When I was looking at photos of wind farms a little while ago, the question of how wind turbines affect cattle crossed my mind. So, I did some digging to find out if wind turbines could negatively affect the livestock that cohabits the wind farm.  Do wind turbines affect cattle? Wind turbines have been reported …

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