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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wind Power: New Shade of Green Dominates Iowa Landscape, Part 2

Walnut, Iowa, has always drawn a regular stream of visitors coming to shop in the proliferation of antique stores lining its quaintly picturesque downtown streets. But in recent months, tourists have also been pulling off Highway 80 just to get a closer look at the 102 monstrously huge wind turbines towering over Walnut. The 263-foot stem of the steel flowers surpasses the height of the Statue of Liberty's torch, with the 126-foot rotor blades extending their topmost reach closer to the heavens.http://correspondents.theatlantic.com/christina_davidson/windmill5.JPG

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