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With turbines packed this densely, wind farms can be a significant cause of mortality to flying animals. But do they cause more harm than the carbon-based energy sources they replace?

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Roscoe, Texas! World's largest wind farm. All 627 wind turbines.

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The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools. ~Henry Beston

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energy - Bangui Wind Farm, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

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from WIRED UK

Human pylons carry electricity across Iceland

Icelandic Power line stanchions. I wonder if there could be an equally imaginative wind farm equivalent?

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from The Independent

Offshore wind farms create 'reef effect' perfect for wildlife

Offshore wind farms create 'reef effect' perfect for marine wildlife - especially seals - “Things like barnacles and mussels will settle on hard structures and then that in turn will attract other marine species and it builds up over time.”

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Winnat Pass (the name is a corruption of 'wind gates') is in the High Peak area of Derbyshire. It lies in the National Trust's High Peak Estate. The road winds through a cleft, surrounded by towering limestone pinnacles. The narrowness of the road and its 20% grade has caused it to be closed to vehicles such as buses and coaches. The road regularly features in the Tour of the Peak cycle race each autumn.

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from BBC News

In pictures: Rare clouds observed

Lenticular clouds were also seen over the moors at Oxenhope near Bradford. Mr Hudson said: "The bigger the hill or mountain range the air travels across, the more spectacular the lenticular cloud".

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