Wind

July 12, 2016--Wind, not water, to blame for drought, says study (Water Deeply)

A new study looking at the relationship between the water cycle and California’s drought found that large-scale atmospheric circulation is a primary force behind water shortages. Since California’s most recent drought began more than four years ago, scientific studies have been helping us better understand the causes and implications.


January 30, 2015--World's cities experiencing more heatwaves, study shows (Guardian)

World cities are experiencing more heatwaves and fewer cold spells, according to a study of extreme temperatures in hundreds of urban areas over the past 40 years. It found that many cities are seeing fewer extremely windy days than in the 1970s and have more extremely hot individual days and nights.


June 27, 2013--Backing up wind power: The policy issues associated with hydroelectricity (Environmental News Network)

What happens when there's no wind and wind turbines stop turning? What provides the back up power for this clean energy source on calm, windless days?


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