The oceans are in a worse state than previously suspected, according to an expert panel of scientists.
One of the world’s largest lake, river and wetland systems has dried up. Nine of the eight Poyong Lakes in Xingzi, China are dry, and are turning into grasslands. A combination of diverted water from the Three Gorges Dam project and unusually dry weather has lead to the drought. More dramatic photos at the bottom of the article, here (click the numbers, 1,2,3,4, etc.).
The size of the water area is just one-tenth of the area during the same period in 2010.
Guidelines for siting wind turbines with respect to the:
The guidelines encourage developers and cities to take a tiered approach to building wind turbine systems in order to reduce bird collisions, minimize environmental damage while clearing land, consider impacts on immediate ecosystems from building a turbine, and monitoring the success of the project after it’s been built.
UPDATE: My concern, as a city planner, is with safety. Apparently they’ve exploded. I wrote about exploding turbines, here.
Source: Al’s Blog