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Latest Altamont Pass Wind Farm Stories

2007-05-07 12:00:00

Altamont windmills spin fast this time of year. So, too, spin the minds of scientists charged with weighing the pros and cons of wind energy.

2005-10-30 12:05:00

By Carolyn Abate San Francisco (Reuters) - The wind farm at Altamont Pass produces clean electricity for tens of thousands of homes. The windmills also kill a large number of migratory birds passing through the region east of San Francisco.

2005-10-29 18:54:07

By Carolyn Abate San Francisco (Reuters) - The wind farm at Altamont Pass produces clean electricity for tens of thousands of homes. The windmills also kill a large number of migratory birds passing through the region east of San Francisco.

2005-07-05 16:00:47

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Wind turbines producing "green"energy kill many fewer birds than previously thought and poseless of a threat to avian life than cars, a study by the DutchBird Protection charity and power utility Nuon showed.


Word of the Day
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.