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Altamont Wind Farms

August 25, 2014 • 7:03

Southeast of San Francisco, on the way out to California's Central Valley, thousands of wind turbines dot the landscape of Altamont Pass. Mounted both in rows and individually, machines with large propellers catch the wind, turning round and round at different speeds to provide energy for people living nearby. Learn how wind energy is generated and stored for use in this most peculiar area, and its impact on living things both near and far.

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