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In yet another interesting application of Google Earth, the National Audubon
Society and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) have joined forces
to create an interactive map designed to help environmentalists, clean
energy developers and utility companies identify the optimal areas for
siting renewable power generation and transmission facilities. The mapping project, which covers 13 western states, identifies areas where land use is
legally restricted. Other data layers highlight areas that should be avoided
in energy development, including habitats critically important to wildlife.
Users exploring specific areas, such as those proposed for energy
development, can easily see where land is legally off-limits and which
of the remaining areas have unique qualities that deserve special protection
to avoid imperiling sensitive resources.     www.nrdc.org/PathtoGreenEnergy


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