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Wind farms…bad?

This winter in Illinois seems warmer than usual. We’ve discovered the reason — all those huge propellers along I-39!

[W]ind farms can actually alter the climate according to a new study by a group of American scientists.

The team from the University of Illinois found that daytime temperatures around wind farms can fall by as much as 4C, while at night temperatures can increase.

The research indicates that the warmer nighttime temperatures allow plants — which are typically crops, at least here in Illinois — to breathe more. And this is…bad?

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