Wind farms affect local weather

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Wind farms can affect weather in their immediate locality, raising night-time temperatures on the ground, researchers working in Texas have shown. They used satellite data to show that land around newly constructed wind farms warmed more than next-door areas. The result – published in the journal Nature Climate Change – confirms an earlier, smaller study from 2010. The scientists believe […]

H5N1 research censorship 'problematic'

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The editor of the world-leading scientific journal Nature says current procedures to assess and censor medical research potentially of use to terrorists need to be improved. Dr Philip Campbell made his remarks to BBC News following the publication of controversial research into the bird flu virus H5N1.Two research papers have raised the concern of anti-terrorist agencies.One was submitted […]