Other Environmental Impacts

Large wind and solar farms in the Sahara would increase heat, rain, vegetation
Science Daily
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wind and solar farms are known to have local effects on heat, humidity and other factors that may be beneficial — or detrimental — to the regions in which they are situated.

Wind energy may be green, but the water in Chatham-Kent is brown
Mary Baxter
The vibrations — from pile driving, and later, from the turbines’ operation — create waves like the ripples that fan out in water when people throw rocks into a pond. When the waves from different turbines intersect, they can either cancel each other out, he says — or amplify the effect.
“If you have a well at that intersection where waves are really reinforcing each other,” it means the shale at the base of the well is being shaken as hard as it would be in an earthquake. That kicks up the particles, and you’re “going to see your water go a [dark] colour.”

Interspecific effects of forest fragmentation on bats
Canadian Journal of Zoology
J.L. Segers, H.G. Broders
Wind-farm development may be an important contributor to forest fragmentation, but how such developments impact bats is poorly understood.


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