Yes, there can, and they happened September 8 and September 12, 2011. As you well know, a worker was replacing a wonky piece of monitoring equipment at an electrical substation in Yuma, Arizona, and — zzt!...
The world’s level of dependence on petroleum for its transportation needs is concerning for a number of reasons, including the reliability of this energy supply.
Quick update on the Bastrop, TX fires. According to local news outlets, the wildfires are 70 percent contained. Of the 34,000 acres burned by the wildfire, 6,400 acres were in Bastrop State Park.In addition to the many homes lost or damaged by the fires, two historic Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) structures have been damaged...
This morning, power was restored to almost 4 million residents in Arizona, Southern California, and northern Mexico after a major blackout swept through the area yesterday afternoon.
Not to be outdone by the East Coast, we are fighting through our own natural disasters here in Texas. Nearly two dozen large wildfires are burning across Texas.
Electricity is used for many purposes – for example, illuminating a space, cooking food, cooling a store, or running a production line. In Wyoming, more than half of the electricity sold in the state is used for industrial applications...
Another storm has come and gone, and as the cleanup gets started another series of cities sends armies of people with clipboards out to survey, assess, reach out.Except things have changed...
Yesterday, Hurricane Irene weakened to become Tropical Storm Irene – but not before leaving at least 4 million homes without power and causing fuel shortages along the United State’s Atlantic coast...
Hurricane Irene is a reminder that adapting to climate change is smart policy, regardless of the climate change part
Talk about eery timing. The current special issue of Scientific American is about cities, and as I type this, Hurricane Irene is making her way up the Atlantic seaboard and is expected to reach New York City by Sunday morning.I, like nearly everyone else, am refreshing news pages, blog posts, and scanning my Twitter feed for stories and updates about Irene...
Nuclear power has been making headlines recently, largely due to the earthquake and tsunami that triggered hydrogen explosions, the melting of nuclear fuel rods and releases of radiation at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant...
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