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Study: Off-shore Wind Farms Tame Hurricanes

Wind energy is one of the fastest growing sources of new electricity around the world. In 2012, global wind energy capacity grew by 19 percent, with more than 150,000 turbines operating in 90 countries. Now a new study suggests offshore turbines could have an additional environmental benefit: weakening the power of hurricanes. Over several decades, Stanford University's Mark Jacobson has developed a complex computer model to study air pollution, energy, weather and climate. The...

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