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Maryland offshore wind farm could become stop-over for migrating sturgeon, striped bass

For the endangered Atlantic sturgeon and the commercially important striped bass, the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia coastal shelf serves as an important spring and fall migratory route. Researchers suggest that the development of wind farms on the DelMarVa coastal shelf may alter the migratory behavior of these fish as new wind turbines in this otherwise featureless region could create habitat around which fish linger.

Virginia’s Latest Pricey Boondoggle: Offshore Wind Power

As reported in an earlier article, Virginia’s green electric power plan calls for 5,000 MW of offshore wind generating capacity to be built in the next decade or so. This is a huge amount given that the worldwide total is…

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EXTREME WEATHER: Few Midwesterners own flood insurance — report

In many major Midwestern cities, only a tiny percentage of homeowners at risk of flooding have flood insurance, according to a new report that shows a huge variation in flood coverage across the U.S.

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SCIENCE: ‘Seeds for clouds’: How wildfire smoke affects warming

Scientists have begun to penetrate a mystery of climate change: the effects of smoke from forest and agricultural fires on the future warming of the Earth and how it influences the behavior of clouds.

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TECHNOLOGY: Massive turbines designed for U.S. offshore wind farms

Preparing for an explosion in offshore wind construction, the Department of Energy is partnering with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to help design turbines that will be three times larger than current models.

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TECHNOLOGY: Massive turbines designed for U.S. offshore wind farms

Preparing for an explosion in offshore wind construction, the Department of Energy is partnering with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to help design turbines that will be three times larger than current models.

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How Virginia Is Deluding Itself About Net-Zero Energy

A few days ago I had a post about how tightening “green” energy regulations in Europe are gradually strangling sectors like the automobile and chemical industries. The post was titled “Europe Is Firmly Committed To Economic Suicide.” Here in the…