www.windaction.orgfacts, analysis, exposure of wind energy's real impactsWindactionhttp://www.windaction.org/articles/c61+45?theme=atomXarayar2006-06-12T02:16:27ZCan wind turbines make you sick? No easy answers as turbines pop up around the world.383812013-05-17T22:41:38Z2013-05-17T22:41:38ZAfter years of complaints about noise and health effects, on May 21, 2013 residents of Falmouth, MA will vote on whether or not to tear down both of the town's wind turbines.Study finds physical, mental health effects from wind turbines.365032012-11-10T12:37:47Z2012-11-10T12:37:47ZA recently released study of industrial wind turbines in Northern Maine has found they can cause sleep disturbances that result in physical and mental health issues in humans living as far as 4,500 feet away.
The study, published in the September-October issue of Noise and Health, is the first of its kind to be scientifically vetted and approved through the peer-review process.
Wind farm noise does harm sleep and health, say scientists.364442012-11-04T13:50:06Z2012-11-04T13:50:06Z"Participants living near industrial wind turbines had worse sleep, as evidenced by significantly greater mean PSQI and ESS scores," the researchers, Michael Nissenbaum, Jeffery Aramini and Chris Hanning, found.
"There were clear and significant dose-response relationships, with the effect diminishing with increasing log-distance from turbines."
Are wind farms saving or killing us?.359852012-09-09T18:50:57Z2012-09-09T18:50:57ZA provocative investigation claims thousands of people are falling sick because they live near them. The symptoms they claim to have suffered may vary âÄď including dizziness; increased blood pressure and depression âÄď but the theme remains the same. Judge denies temporary restraining order for Ocotillo Express wind project.350652012-05-25T13:03:14Z2012-05-25T13:03:14ZQuechan contends the project will cause irreparable harm to hundreds of cites including burial and cremation sites, as well as tens of thousands of artifacts. Forensic dog teams hired by tribes last week found six new cremation sites. Tribal members, who in modern times have continued to use the site for ceremonial purposes, also sought to protect views of mountains sacred in their religious beliefs of creation.
Ocotillo wind project advances despite tribal objections .349612012-05-12T19:30:32Z2012-05-12T19:30:32ZInterior Secretary Ken Salazar signed off on the project's Environmental Impact Statement over the objection of Native American tribal officials who remain concerned about the aesthetic impact of the project on ancestral lands and the potential for disturbing cultural and archaeological artifacts, including possible cremation sites. Turbines in the Backyard: The Sound and the Strobes: NYT Critics' Pick.342662012-02-03T01:46:19Z2012-02-03T01:46:19ZWind power - wait, not so fast, says "Windfall," Laura Israel's urgent, informative and artfully assembled documentary. An account of rural Meredith, in upstate New York, when wind turbines came to town, the film depicts the perils of a booming industry and the bitter rancor it sowed among a citizenry. NY town's battle over wind power makes it to the Big Screen.342402012-01-30T18:38:03Z2012-01-30T18:38:03ZPresident Obama got bipartisan applause during his State of the Union address when he called for an all-out clean-energy initiative. But a new film serves as a cautionary tale. ..."Windfall" opens Friday in New York City and will be available through Video On Demand. Details of screenings can be found at WindfallTheMovie.com .
Could Laura Israel's new film 'Windfall' damage wind energy's reputation?.340792012-01-12T23:44:58Z2012-01-12T23:44:58ZThe film, which was an official selection at the Toronto Film Festival, shows both the pros and cons of living with turbines - from the noise to the positive environmental impact. However, what it highlights most is how the technology bitterly divides a community.
Solyndra: Politics infused Obama energy programs.339042011-12-26T14:07:49Z2011-12-26T14:07:49ZAn outside energy adviser foresaw serious political damage, writing to senior West Wing officials in February to warn that because federal loans went to companies linked to Obama donors, a wave of Republican attacks "are surely coming." He recommended that Obama consider replacing Energy Secretary Steven Chu and his deputies, perhaps with a bipartisan management team.Directives issued for wind turbines in National Forests.326882011-08-07T13:11:51Z2011-08-07T13:11:51ZSection 73.4c, paragraph 2a, requires the authorized officer to ensure that, wherever possible, applicants restrict noise to 10 decibels above the background noise level at nearby residences and campsites, in or near wildlife habitats known to be sensitive to noise, or where habitat abandonment may be an issue. Wind farms multiply, fueling clashes with nearby residents.325632011-07-24T12:16:15Z2011-07-24T12:16:15ZDemand for clean energy has led to a wind turbine building boom. But many living in their shadow decry the electricity generating projects as pesky eyesores.
Turbine maker cited in death, amputation at new plant.319882011-05-19T10:46:45Z2011-05-19T10:46:45ZThe willful violation addresses the deliberate removal of support equipment while welding sections of wind towers together, which caused the sections to slide and resulted in the amputation injury.
A willful violation is one committed with intentional knowing or voluntary disregard for the law's requirements, or with plain indifference to worker safety and health.
Noise complaints draw opposition to wind farms.306652011-01-06T13:27:52Z2011-01-06T13:27:52ZA small group of researchers is looking into whether the symptoms of wind turbine noise could be more physical than mental. Leading this area is Alec Salt, who's been experimenting with the hearing of guinea pigs for about 10 years. The journal Hearing Research in August published Salt's paper showing that the human ear might have more acute sensitivities to low-frequency sound.Symposium speaker: Lawsuit against MOE goes to court Jan. 24-25.300542010-11-21T19:00:25Z2010-11-21T19:00:25ZOne of the key speakers was Dr. Michael Nissenbaum, a radiologist at Northern Maine Medical Centre and certified by the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, and American Board of Radiology. His research represented the world's first controlled study of alleged adverse health effects related to industrial wind turbines. His research was conducted at Mars Hill, Maine and at Vinalhaven, Maine. Wind opponents blast government and industry .297122010-11-01T16:01:16Z2010-11-01T16:01:16ZPierpont said governments, including Ontario's, are ignoring those reported risks. She is pushing for turbines to be placed 1.5 to two kilometres from homes, but said governments and turbine companies aren't listening.
"None of them are willing to talk about setbacks that are really enough."
Turbines and health: A panel of experts gathered in Prince Edward County.297112010-10-29T15:47:55Z2010-10-29T15:47:55ZWith 86 wind turbines dotting the landscape on Wolfe Island, and plans for others to be installed in Prince Edward County - a group of experts has assembled in Picton to talk about the impact they could be having on our health.
‚ÄėWindfall‚Äô documentary explores perils of wind power.290662010-09-10T15:03:59Z2010-09-10T15:03:59ZA scene from âÄúWindfallâÄĚâÄúWindfall,âÄĚ a new documentary that premieres Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival, could take the sails out of wind power. The film observes the deeply divided residents of Meredith, New York âÄĒ an Upstate farm community in decline âÄĒ as they debate the pros and cons of allowing wind turbines on their land. Turbines Too Loud? Here, Take $5,000 .285632010-08-01T20:42:30Z2010-08-01T20:42:30ZResidents in small towns are fighting proposed projects, raising concerns about threats to birds and big game, as well as about the way the giant towers and their blinking lights spoil some of the West's most alluring views.
Here, just west of where the Columbia bends north into Washington, some people are fighting turbines that are already up and running. In a region where people often have to holler to be heard over the roar of the wind across the barren hills, they say it is the windmills that make too much noise.
Scientist challenges the conventional wisdom that what you can't hear won't hurt you.286922010-07-01T00:00:00Z2010-07-01T00:00:00ZAlthough wind turbines are more often found in Europe than in the United States, they're rapidly becoming more popular here as a "green" energy source. Most people consider that a good thing, except the rotors of wind turbines also generate noise, particularly in the infrasound range, that some people claim makes them feel sick.