Friday, August 22, 2008

Wind Power Comes to Climate-Changed Forest

A wind farm or two has been built on abandoned strip-mine land, and there's one in Buffalo, Steel Winds, built on the grounds of a sprawling, shuttered steel mill, but a new wind project in British Columbia may be the first in the equally starkly symbolic location of a climate-changed forest.

The wind farm will be located on Dokie Ridge west of Chetwynd, B.C., in a forest that is currently being devastated by the pine beetle, whose range is thought to be changing due to a warming climate.

Too bad we all didn't get started on renewable energy years ago. Let's make up for lost time.


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