STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Wake Low Winds
Sometimes after a large thunderstorm complex has passed, an area of very cool air can drop down from the mid-levels of the atmosphere. In certain, hard to predict circumstances, this can produce a sma... Posted on 6/9/15 at 12:10 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Building Trees... Posted on 3/27/15 at 8:08 AM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Wind Power -- for and by Small, Ordinary People
Sunday I spent the entire day reading.
For hours and hours I absorbed myself in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, co-written by William Kamkwamba, the proponent of the tale, and Bryan Mealer. I was dra... Posted on 4/23/13 at 1:40 PM
FARM BLEAT When the wind blows
I was sitting near a window, eating lunch on Wednesday, when I noticed a large piece of cardboard skipping through the parking lot, going completely airborne every once in a while thanks to our lovely... Posted on 4/3/13 at 5:00 PM
April usually has the highest average monthly wind speed of any month of the year. This April, the average wind speed ended up as 12.9 mph, which is slightly below the long-term average for the month. Nevertheless, it sure seemed windy in April.
There have been many days with a tight pressure gradient over our region which makes it windy. The top soil has been very dry, allowing the soil to warm up greatly on sunny days. Air above hot ground rises rapidly and this also increases the general turbulence, allowing more of the stronger winds aloft to mix down to near ground level.
WASHINGTON — The Fish and Wildlife Service Tuesday proposed voluntary guidelines for onshore wind energy developers to avoid bird deaths and other harm to wildlife as part of the Obama administration’s big push for renewable and clean energy.
BISMARCK, N.D — After restricting the North Dakota Public Service Commission's authority to review wind farm locations, the Legislature is considering a bill to give the regulatory agency siting power over almost all wind projects.
WILTON, N.D. — Some central North Dakota residents who own land along the proposed route of a transmission line for coal-generated electrical power say they want to be compensated for their potential loss of income from future wind turbine easements.
SHANGHAI — China is defending its subsidies for wind and solar power against a U.S. complaint to the World Trade Organization that such support is unfair, saying its policies are best for fighting climate change.
MANKATO, Minn. — By now, it may be becoming apparent to most Americans that no single energy technology comes without its faults. Midwestern farmers still see ethanol as a viable tool in the arsenal, but the shine has rubbed off somewhat. Oil? Not working out too well in the Gulf right now.
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