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No. California wind farm won't be prosecuted for eagle deaths

Fairfield - A Northern California wind farm cannot be prosecuted for killing protected wildlife if its turbines kill no more than five eagles annually, the US Fish & Wildlife Service said Thursday.

Alstom scores wind-turbine sale to US's Deepwater

Washington - France's Alstom will supply turbines to a 30-megawatt pilot wind farm to be built off the US Atlantic coast near Rhode Island, the company announced Monday.Alstom will sell five of its 6-megawatt Haliade 150-6 turbines to the Block Island Wind Farm und...

German wind park group Prokon files for insolvency

Frankfurt - Prokon, a German financier, developer and operator of wind parks which financed itself via retail investors, has filed for insolvency, it announced on its website on Thursday.

Top tips to cope with the U.S. winter

The severe weather affecting the U.S. has been widely reported. To help those affected, the U.S. CDC has provided some advice on dealing with the wintery conditions.

Improving pollen forecasting

Possible hope for hay fever suffers: a new approach for measuring the properties and spread of airborne pollen, aimed at improving the forecasting of this natural allergen has been published.

Mushrooms produce wind to spread spores

Mushrooms were thought to produce spores and for these to be carried in the wind in order to spread seeds around. Scientists have now shown mushrooms to be more sophisticated: they can make their own wind.

Watch the 'electrical fireball' video from Montreal's wind storm

Montreal - One of the hottest online videos right now shows an alleged "fireball" running across power lines in a Montreal borough. Filmed by a homeowner from his living room, the incident occurs moments after a heavy wind storm barreled through the Canadian city.

Photo Essay: Life is like a day at the beach Special

Tybee Island - What Forrest Gump's momma always said is reinterpreted here and applied to visits to Tybee Island, Georgia, where you never know what you're gonna get.

Buenos Aires under water from torrential rains — Updated

Buenos Aires - A combination of torrential rains and violent winds have inundated Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. At least five people have died. Later reports say up to 40 people dead.

Global Clean Energy Congress and Exhibition Highlights 2011 Special

Calgary - This is a review of the Global Clean Energy Congress and Exhibition that took place in November in Calgary AB Canada. This was a groundbreaking conference. Find out why by reading further and downloading the full Congress Report.

Canada: Forecasters expect Irene in Maritimes Sunday night Special

Dartmouth - Hurricane Irene is on track to hit eastern Canada late Sunday into early Monday, say forecasters, and its impact will be felt throughout the region.

Severe storm collapses stage at Ottawa Bluesfest

Ottawa - Talk about Rock the House Down! No sooner did Cheap Trick start performing at Ottawa’s Bluesfest before an audience of 15 to 20 thousand strong, when a strange storm started brewing, and high winds caused the stage to collapse, severely injuring one man

Study: Waves getting bigger, winds getting stronger

A comprehensive global study has shown that oceanic wind speeds and wave heights have increased significantly in the last two decades.

California continues to be deluged with rain, wind and mud

Southern California has seen its rainiest December in over 120 years – and it isn't stopping yet. Forecasters say most of the rain from a new storm system will fall in the next several hours.

New Jersey residents digging out from the Boxing Day blizzard Special

With wind gusts topping 50 miles per hour and snow drifts more than four feet deep, New Jersey residents began the arduous task of digging themselves out.

Coming soon, the iFan to charge your cellphone with the wind

An interior/exterior designer from the Netherlands has come up with what he calls "an hardware App" that has a mini fan, slides around your iPhone and charges it when held up into the wind.

Wind blows roof off of NS retirement home during storm

Thirteen seniors were evacuated from an assisted-care home in Nova Scotia after high winds tore a section off the roof from the building.

Caution urged as storm approaches Nova Scotia

Kentville - Nova Scotians are being urged to exercise caution and monitor local weather forecasts as a storm tracks closer to the province. The storm, which will began Thursday evening, is expected to bring heavy rain and high winds to the area over the weekend.

Obama touts green energy as job engine, seeks contrast with GOP

President Obama used his weekly radio address to more fully paint the contrast between Democrats and Republicans on the relationship between green energy and jobs.

GE's Immelt: America employing 'stupid' energy policy

At a conference on energy in Washington DC, General Electric's CEO Jeff Immelt blasted what he sees as 'stupid' U.S. policies on future energy usage and consumption.

Gone With the Wind actress dies of lung cancer

Fort Bragg - Cammie King Conlon, the actress who played the part of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara’s daughter in "Gone With the Wind," has died of lung cancer at the age of 76.

Deadly South Dakota tornadoes caught on video by Storm Chasers

Bowdle - Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers were in South Dakota this weekend and filmed the major tornadoes that hit the mid-west states. Storm's spun from this weather band are responsible for the death of one child and destruction at hundreds of farms and homes.

Op-Ed: Environmental Concerns

There are two sides to the controversy on wind turbines - many who see the importance of encouraging sustainable clean energy and those who don’t.

Inside Berlin's energy efficiency conference Special

Berlin - From May 10 to 12, Berlin hosts the 11th Berliner Energie Tage in the Ludwig Erhard Haus, next to the station of Zoologisches garten.

Google moves headlong into the wind

Google, one of the the globe's biggest users of electricity needed for its millions of servers, has announced an investment of almost $40 million in two wind farms in North Dakota, with an energy output that could power 55,000 homes.

Green energy at what cost Ontario wonders

In the first ten days of April the provincial government in Ontario took huge steps towards creating a green energy industry and infrastructure in Ontario. Residents are not asking if it will mean energy will cost more, they are asking how much more.

Storms batter southern B.C. disrupting Easter weekend

Victoria - Torrential rains and winds gusting up to 110 kilometers per hour are wreaking havoc across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. Ferry schedules and flights between the Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island and the mainland are being delayed and disrupted.

Wampanoag tribe claims wind farm would destroy tribal rituals

When the Pilgrims arrived in America, it was the Wampanoag who greeted them peacefully so the newcomers could escape religious persecution. Now the tribe is having to fight for their own religious freedoms.

China to fund wind farm project in Texas

China's ambition of building a global renewable energy industry can be seen from a new wind farm it will establish in West Texas.

IEA says $10 trillion needed to fund clean energy technologies

A new study from the International Energy Agency says that renewable energy investments will more likely cost $500 billion a year for the next 20 years.
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Walkers at the very first  Healing Walk  move forward againts the wind. Fort MacMurrray Alberta  can...
Walkers at the very first "Healing Walk" move forward againts the wind. Fort MacMurrray Alberta, canada
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Palm tree in a windstorm.
Palm tree in a windstorm.
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The Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair is being held this week-end in the Texas hill count...
The Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair is being held this week-end in the Texas hill country, offering visitors a plethora of ideas toward energy independence.
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Wind turbines at a wind farm in California s Altamont Pass are shown in this photo from 2009.
Wind turbines at a wind farm in California's Altamont Pass are shown in this photo from 2009.
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Kinetic sculptor and artist Theo Jansen builds creatures out of pipes that can walk entirely by wind...
Kinetic sculptor and artist Theo Jansen builds creatures out of pipes that can walk entirely by wind power.
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Windmills
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Wind blows up dust across a dry section of a Syncrude tailings pond. Fort MacMurray Alberta, Canada
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