UNWIND Could worries over wind energy’s side effects stall growth?

This Week in Earth looks at the effect organized opposition to wind power is having across the globe.  After leading the renewable energy pack in recent years, wind power is now faced with growing resistance.  Those concerned over its impact on wildlife — both onshore and offshore — and people who link whirling turbines to mysterious illnesses are becoming more vocal in hot spots such as Ontario, Maine, and Vermont. Plus, the U.K. defense agency is blocking plans for wind farms over worries that their operation will interfere with a nuclear weapons testing detection system. Read article