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Britain goes a day without coal-fired power for first time since the 1880s

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The Latest: Utility says all power restored in San Francisco

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Kate Davis, from left, Alex Rodriguez, Molly Gasch and Marissa Osowsky work on steps across from their office at ‎BBDO San Francisco during a power outage in San Francisco, Friday, April 21, 2017. A power outage struck a wide area of San Francisco on Friday, blacking out about 90,000 utility customers, snarling traffic as intersection signals went dark and stopping the famed cable cars for a time. Pacific Gas & Electric crews were assessing the problem and there was no immediate estimate for... Read More
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San Francisco power outage traps people in elevators

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The Montgomery Bay Area Rapid Transit station is dark following a power outage Friday, April 21, 2017, in San Francisco. A wide area of San Francisco has been hit by a power outage. The blackout hit at midmorning Friday in the Financial District and other areas. (AP Photo/Jocelyn Gecker) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- A power outage struck a wide area of San Francisco on Friday, blacking out about 90,000 utility customers, trapping people in stuck elevators, snarling traffic as inters... Read More
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UK aims for first coal-less day since Industrial Revolution

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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2009 file photo, a view of Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station, in Nottingham, England. Britain expects Friday, April 21, 2017 to be the first full day since the Industrial Revolution when it hasn't used coal to generate electricity. (David Davies/PA via AP, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Britain expects Friday to be the first full day since the Industrial Revolution when it hasn't depended on coal for electricity. The U.K. has steadily tried to reduce its relian... Read More
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Gaza’s ailing economy affected by energy shortage

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An energy shortage in the Gaza Strip is adding economic pressure to a population that already suffers from high unemployment and low living standards.The lack of electricity is making it nearly impossible for some workers in the Hamas-governed Palestinian territory to maintain their livelihoods.Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from the Gaza Strip.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Finding your data centre’s hidden source of revenue

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Mats Carselid, of Alfa Laval‘s data centre cooling team, suggests why it’s critical that the data centre industry progresses beyond convention towards more financially viable alternatives… Data centres underpin the growing modern economy. The United Nations predicts that by 2018, the world’s population will reach 7.8 billion and according to Cisco, half of them will have residential internet. Data centres are under a lot of pressure. Not only must they meet soaring demand, but also secure safe system performance, assure compliance with current environmental guidelines and future-proof ag... Read More
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Carbots won’t think like humans, and that’s a good thing

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Tons of metal do not collide quietly. I started my career crashing cars. My first job was in bio-mechanical impact testing at a research laboratory at the University of Michigan. Our goal was to develop occupant protection: better airbags, child car seats, side impact systems, even wheelchair restraints. Yet what I remember best is the loud BANG! at the end of the track. That noise always resulted in twisted metal and obvious simulated carnage. When I worked there about 30 years ago, more than 45,000 people died each year in fatal car crashes. Today, this number is closer to 35,000. However, th... Read More
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NYSERDA Announces $15.5 Million Available for Energy Storage Projects to Support the Electric Grid

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Call for Commercially Available Technology Will Make Grid More Flexible in Supporting Renewable Power Sources. New York, NY - April 19, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that a total of $15.5 million in funding is available for energy storage projects that can support renewable energy technologies, save customers money, and ease peak electric demand burdens on the power grid. The funding is part of the state’s long-term investment in the energy storage sector as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy to build a cleaner, more resilient and affordable ener... Read More
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Composite deposit unites ThermoLift, CPC

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A pair of modest research grants will help one of the shining examples of Stony Brook University’s innovation ecosystem incorporate cutting-edge materials into its mechanical design, with the assistance of the Composite Prototyping Center. The nonprofit, Plainview-based CPC – a manufacturing mecca specializing in carbon fibers, aramid, fiberglass, ceramics and other non-traditional building blocks – is lending its expertise to ThermoLift Inc., the Stony Brook-based startup developing a revolutionary natural gas-powered air-conditioner and heat-pum... Read More
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Shure KSE1500 review: taking electrostatic headphones mobile

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Power crisis leaves Gaza's main hospital on the brink

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A severe power crisis is affecting more than a million people in Gaza, who are already living under a crippling Israeli blockade.Gaza's main hospital is on the verge of running out of fuel, doctors have warned.Electricity is only available for six hours a day because emergency fuel supplies from Qatar and Turkey have run out.Rival Palestinian factions, Hamas, which controls Gaza and the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority in Ramallah are blaming each other.Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Gaza.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Power crisis leaves Gaza's main hospital on the brink

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A severe power crisis is affecting more than a million people in Gaza, who are already living under a crippling Israeli blockade.Gaza's main hospital is on the verge of running out of fuel, doctors have warned.Electricity is only available for six hours a day because emergency fuel supplies from Qatar and Turkey have run out.Rival Palestinian factions, Hamas, which controls Gaza and the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority in Ramallah are blaming each other.Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Gaza.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follo... Read More
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Power crisis leaves Gaza's main hospital on the brink

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A severe power crisis is affecting more than a million people in Gaza, who are already living under a crippling Israeli blockade.Gaza's main hospital is on the verge of running out of fuel, doctors have warned.Electricity is only available for six hours a day because emergency fuel supplies from Qatar and Turkey have run out.Rival Palestinian factions, Hamas, which controls Gaza and the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority in Ramallah are blaming each other.Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Gaza.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follo... Read More
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Gaza in the dark as fuel for power plant runs out – Inside Story

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The two million people of Gaza are already living in dire conditions - with a lack of drinking water, restriction of movement, and a high rate of unemployment.Now they have to survive on just four hours of electricity a day because there's no fuel for the power station. Gaza's ruling faction Hamas has to rely on the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority in the West Bank to provide the fuel - but says it can't afford the taxes it charges.The PA says Hamas is incapable of running the plant efficiently.The ongoing spat suggests further political infighting between the two factions.Presenter: Laura KyleGuests:Ahmed Yousef - Hamas official Mustafa Barghouti - Secr... Read More
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Oklahoma to end tax credit that propelled wind production

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In this Thursday, April 13, 2017 photo, a truck drives by wind turbines near Okarche, Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin is expected to sign legislation Monday, April 17, that rolls back a 10-year tax credit for electricity generated by zero-emission facilities, an incentive for wind power generators as well as geothermal, solar and hydropower producers that's been in place since 2003. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- A state tax credit that helped propel Oklahoma to third in the na... Read More
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The Latest: Governor signs bill to end wind tax credits

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In this Thursday, April 13, 2017 photo, a truck drives by wind turbines near Okarche, Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin is expected to sign legislation Monday, April 17, that rolls back a 10-year tax credit for electricity generated by zero-emission facilities, an incentive for wind power generators as well as geothermal, solar and hydropower producers that's been in place since 2003. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- The Latest on legislation that would end wind energy tax credits... Read More
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California utility launches first hybrid power systems

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(AP) -- A California utility has launched hybrid battery and gas turbine systems to produce and store electricity for use during hot summer months when power demand soars. Officials with Southern California Edison and General Electric said during an event Monday in the Los Angeles suburb of Norwalk that the new Hybrid EGT systems are the first of their kind in the world. They combine... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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The Latest: Workers plug gas leak at Alaska petroleum well

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This April 2017 photo provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency shows an oil well that was misting natural gas on Alaska's frozen North Slope. Workers from the Alaska Department of Conservation and the Environmental Protection Agency on Saturday, April 15, 2017, were able to connect hoses to valves that allow pressure in the well to be reduced, according to a statement from the state conservation department. The Environmental Protection Agency says a crack in the BP wellhead near Deadhorse sent ... Read More
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Alaska oil well leaking gas in northern part of state

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(AP) -- A federal official says crews in Alaska are ready to shut down an oil well that is misting natural gas on the frozen North Slope, but officials say it's too unstable for responders to get close. The Environmental Protection Agency says a crack in a BP wellhead near Deadhorse sent up mist of crude oil Friday before it froze over and an initial leak stopped. "Based on an overflight... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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1 dead in Egypt gas pipeline explosion

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(AP) -- Egypt's Health Ministry says that one person was killed and 17 were injured when the driver of a vehicle used in sewage system maintenance in a Cairo suburb accidentally struck a main gas pipeline, causing an explosion. Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement that seven of the victims were released after receiving first aid treatment while the rest remain hospitalized. Interior... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Motorists seeing sharply higher gas prices in New Jersey

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(AP) -- Motorists continue to see sharply higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.41. That's up 5 cents from last week. Motorists were paying $1.95 for gas last year. A 23-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase went into effect Nov. 1. This marks the third straight week gas prices have... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Don’t Despair: Big Ideas Can Still Change The World

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In the late summer of 1954, a brilliant young psychologist was reading the newspaper when his eye fell on a strange headline on the back page:prophecy from planet clarion call to city: flee that flood.it’ll swamp us on dec 21,outer space tells suburbanite. His interest piqued, the psychologist, whose name was Leon Festinger, read on. “Lake City will be destroyed by a flood from Great Lake just before dawn, Dec. 21.” The message came from a homemaker in a Chicago suburb who had received it, she reported, from superior beings on another planet: “These beings have been visiting the earth, she says, in what we call flying saucers.” ... Read More
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Repair halts natural gas spew from Alaska undersea pipeline

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File - This April 3, 2017 photo provided by Cook Inlet Spill Prevention and Response, Inc. shows pan ice taken during an agency overflight near a Hilcorp Alaska LLC offshore platform in Cook Inlet, Alaska. Alaska's Cook Inlet is home to endangered beluga whales, a significant slice of the state's wild salmon population, and along the sea floor, a spider web of petroleum pipelines. So when natural gas was found spewing from an underwater pipeline belonging to the area's largest petroleum producer, alarm bell... Read More
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A Mysterious Case Involving Turkey, Iran, and Rudy Giuliani

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In the year since his arrest by the F.B.I., the questions—and conspiracy theories—about the Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab have only multiplied.... Read More
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Warren Equity Partners Announces Acquisition of SSP Innovations, LLC

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DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 13, 2017– Warren Equity Partners, a middle market private equity firm, is pleased to announce its majority investment into SSP Innovations, LLC (“SSP” or the “Company”). SSP provides geographic information systems (“GIS”) implementation, customization and integration services, as well as proprietary software supporting customers’ GIS and workforce management systems (“WFM”). SSP will serve as a platform investment in Warren Equity’s strategy to build an industry leading GIS integration company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. SSP, headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, is an IT services and software development company focused on delivering GIS an... Read More
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Suffolk Presiding Officer Gregory Hosts Customer Assistance Expo With National Grid & PSEG LI

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Tech & Science, Local News, Business & Finance, Community, Charity & Cause By Long Island News & PR Published: April 13 2017 Event assists income-eligible residents with saving money on their energy bills. ... Read More
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NASA captured stunning images of three simultaneous solar flares

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On April 2 and 3, 2017, three solar flares erupted from the sun. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the stunning view.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsiderINSTAGRAM: ... Read More
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Hands-on with the suspenseful surprises of Prey

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Players are going to find plenty of jump scares in Prey. That’s just the nature of the action-adventure game that Bethesda and its Arkane Studios division are launching on May 5. Amorphous black enemies come out of the walls and attack you at any moment, leaving you with a paranoid feeling that nothing is what it seems. It’s a theme that runs throughout the story of the sci-fi tale. I had a chance to play part of the game at a preview event that Bethesda held in San Francisco. It was my first chance to play both the beginning of the game and a segment in the middle. It felt pretty special, as it’s been 11 years since the original Prey came out. Fans are counting the da... Read More
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What would happen if you flew an airplane on all 8 planets

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In the book "What if?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions" by Randall Munroe, it is possible to picture some unpractical scenarios by using science. According to the book, we are able to understand what would happen to an ordinary airplane flying across the Solar System. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: ... Read More
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Raleigh public pool electrocution death raises safety concerns

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RALEIGH, North Carolina -- There are growing calls to improve safety standards after a tragic electrocution in North Carolina, where a lifeguard was killed. Her family is now suing.It's an invisible danger that can paralyze or even kill in an instant: thousands of volts of electricity in pool water caused by hazards like faulty wiring. Caught on security footage, a young girl at a Florida pool touched the metal rail and instantly went limp. As a man tried to help her, he's zapped too, before yanking the girl out of the water.That girl and all the other swimmers in the pool survived. But 17-year-old Rachel Rosoff wasn't so lucky. The North Carolina high school senior and lifeguard at her community pool trag... Read More
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Learning Arabic from Egypt’s Revolution

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The vocabulary lists for Arabic lessons reflected both the country’s shifting politics and its enduring difficulties.CreditIllustration by Luci Gutiérr... Read More
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Thiele: $7.6 billion bailout for aging upstate nuclear plants a double insult to L.I. ratepayers

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Long Islanders are no strangers to bad energy policies implemented at their expense. In the 1960’s, the Long Island Lighting Company, the private investor-owned utility for Long Island from 1991 to 1998, embarked on the construction of the Shoreham Nuclear Power Station. In excess of $6 billion were spent on the construction of Shoreham, without ever considering whether or not there was a viable evacuation plan for Long Island’s 3 million people. There wasn’t. Shoreham never opened. Instead, New York passed legislation in 1986 creating the Long Island Power Authority to close Shoreham. However, it was not the LILCO stockholders that paid for LILCO management’s mistake. Instead, the bulk of the cost was borne by Long Island... Read More
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Mexico's Gulf coast town taking major jobs hit as oil work dries up

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Published on Apr 10, 2017The fall of oil production in Mexico has caused cities on the country’s Gulf coast to fall on hard times. One of the places affected most is Ciudad del Carmen. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Meet Parker Hannifin, a 100 year-old company working on AR

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This article debuts an occasional series, High Tech in the Heartland, that explores the relationship between Silicon Valley and the rest of America. This is not a postcard from the future: Picture a tech company’s 100th anniversary celebration where its top executives don augmented reality helmets that promise to reinvent the future of work. It ... Read More
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Mangano Dedicates New Veterans Monument With Eternal Flame

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, along with veterans and officials from NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, unveiled and dedicated a new veterans monument at the transformed and newly reopened sports and entertainment venue on Saturday, April 8th. An eternal flame was lit, courtesy of National Grid, which represents our eternal gratefulness to the commitment and dedication of our nation’s veterans. “My administration made certain that the name – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – would forever remain at the arena and renewed our commitment to our nation’s hometown heroes by constructing a respectful Monument on the plaza,” said Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano. “This Monument, and its ... Read More
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Sierra Club appeals New Jersey gas pipeline approval

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(AP) -- An environmental group is appealing the approval of a hotly contested natural gas pipeline through the ecologically sensitive New Jersey Pinelands region by the state agency created to protect the area. The Sierra Club filed an appeal Monday of a Feb. 24 decision by the New Jersey Pinelands Commission to approve a pipeline through the federally protected reserve. The pipeline... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Natural Gas Plant Makes A Play For Coal's Market, Using 'Clean' Technology

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Enlarge this image NET Power has built carbon capture technology into its power plant outside Houston, which will generate electricity by burning natural gas. The demonstration project should be fully ope... Read More
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Why It’s So Hard to Wipe Out All of Syria’s Chemical Weapons

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In Aleppo, Syria, a rebel builds Molotov-cocktail-like incendiary bombs in an abandoned school. Moises Saman/MAGNUM Makers of War. The arms manufacturers of Aleppo used to be ... Read More
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Nuclear plant owners expand search for rescue to more states

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(AP) -- The natural gas boom that has hammered coal mines and driven down utility bills is hitting nuclear power plants, sending multi-billion-dollar energy companies in search of a financial rescue in states where competitive electricity markets have compounded the effect. Fresh off victories in Illinois and New York, the nuclear power industry is now pressing lawmakers in Connecticut, New... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Review: TreePod Camper

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BioLite There are two ways to cook while camping: build a fire and grill burgers or hot dogs, or bring a propane stove and cook plenty more. The former feels like what camping should be, but it takes a while and is unpredictable. The latter gives you more options and is faster, but you have to deal with propane and—admit it—it kind of feels like cheating. The BioLite Basecamp ($200) straddles those options by allowing ... Read More
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Behind Azuri Technologies’ push to bring solar power into rural African homes

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(Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Access to off-grid solar energy in rural areas of Africa goes beyond lighting up homes — it also enables people to connect to the wider world and boosts their economic prospects, said the head of one of the continent’s biggest solar companies. Azuri Technologies’ entry level solar system — for which customers pay a one-off installation fee, then use scratch cards or mobile phone payments to top up on a weekly or monthly basis – provides eight hours of lighting each day. Having power at home for the first time encourages customers to also buy mobile phones, radios and televisions, giving them regular access to the media and the internet, said Simon Bransfield-Garth, chief... Read More
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The Latest: Oil company closes another Alaska pipeline

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(AP) -- The Latest on an underwater crude oil leak in Alaska's Cook Inlet (all times local): ___ 4:30 p.m. A petroleum company suspected of crude oil and natural gas leaks in Alaska's Cook Inlet has a problem at a third petroleum platform. Hilcorp Alaska LLC says it shut down an underwater natural gas pipeline after observing that the volume of gas shipped from a production... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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The Lost City of Z

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In the summer of 1996, rains flooded the Amazon, rendering it virtually impenetrable. Bridges were swept away, and, amid vast stretches of mud, small holes appeared where cobras and armadillos had buried themselves. Then the sun came out and scorched the region. Rivers sank by thirty feet; bogs became meadows; islands turned into hills. Finally, after months of waiting, a team of Brazilian adventurers and scientists headed into the jungle, determined to solve what has been described as “the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.” The group was searching for signs of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, a British explorer who, in 1925, had dis... Read More
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US rig count increases 15 this week to 839; Texas up 7

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(AP) -- The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 15 this week to 839. A year ago, 443 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 672 rigs sought oil and 165 explored for natural gas this week. Two were listed as miscellaneous. Texas increased by seven rigs, Oklahoma gained four, Wyoming rose by two... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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When China’s Dinner Partner Went To War

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President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting at Mar-a-Lago.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY JIM WATSON / AFP / GETTY ... Read More
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‘We’re running with scissors’: Why some experts worry about VR dangers

In Business, Education, Energy, Events, Government, Healthcare, Science & Nature by The VergeLeave a Comment

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What if virtual reality wasn’t just a new way to play games or watch movies? What if the technology wasn’t just creating new methods of communication, of medical treatment, of military training? What if virtual reality was used in the pursuit of mayhem? Much has been said about the positives of technology that can reshape reality or even create a new one, but last month two respected academic researchers held a talk at South by Southwest in Austin to explore not just those positives, but also the potential negatives of reality technology. “This is a scene from a movie from the 1940s called Gaslight,” Todd Ric... Read More
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Review: Weber Genesis II LX Grill

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Weber Jeff the Weber grill rep arrived, huffing and puffing at the top of the steps as he introduced himself. His wife Jill looked on worriedly from the door, beyond which lay their big, white delivery van. “I don’t think it’ll fit,” Jill said. “That grill’s big.” This was an understatement. Once we hauled it up the stairs and shimmied it through the front do... Read More
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Fern Plant Inspiration Hopes to Make Solar Energy More Efficient

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For years, people have spoken about using solar energy as a primary power source to charge our electrical goods. New research could be bringing us one step closer. Scientists developed a new electrode, inspired by the veins of an American fern plant.... Read More
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PHOTOS: The Many Possible Shapes Of Trump's Border Wall

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By the time bidding closed Tuesday, there was no lack of companies competing to build the wall President Trump has proposed for the border between the U.S. and Mexico. In fact, by The Associated Press' count, upwards of 200 organizations had expressed interest in designing and building it for Customs and Border Protection. Despite their common goal, the companies submitting bids have followed some radically different paths in their approach. A... Read More
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Amateur astronomers may have found 'Planet Nine'

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Scientists may have proof of a ninth planet in our solar system after crowdsourcing some help.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/68257/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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Maryland governor signs fracking ban into law

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, shakes hands with Del. David Fraser-Hidalgo on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Annapolis, Maryland, after signing a bill to ban the hydraulic drilling technique known as fracking in the state. Fraser-Hidalgo, a Democrat, sponsored the bill. Maryland is the first state where a legislature has voted to bar the practice that actually has natural gas reserves. (AP Photo/Brian Witte) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a ... Read More
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Attorney General Schneiderman Announces Lawsuit And Other Legal Action Against Trump Administration For Illegally Blocking Cost-Saving, Pollution-Cutting Energy Efficiency Standards

In Business, Energy, Government, Healthcare, Legal, Science & Nature by Long Island NewsLeave a Comment

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NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, leading a state and municipal coalition, today announced that he is commencing legal action against the Trump Administration for violating federal law by delaying energy efficiency standards for several common consumer and commercial products – such as ceiling fans, portable air conditioners, walk-in coolers and freezers, commercial boilers, and more. The six standards being blocked by the Trump Administration offer dramatic air pollution reductions, as well as energy- and cost-saving... Read More
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MANGANO DELIVERS 2017 STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS FROM NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano delivered the 2017 State of the County Address on Monday, April 3rd at the new Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum presented by NYCB. The County Executive showcased the newly transformed Coliseum, laid a path for the Islanders return and highlighted the ongoing construction of a new Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The County Executive highlighted his success in attracting 25,000 new jobs and new employers, and consistently achieving the lowest unemployment rate in the region. New industries have emerged in cyber security and television and film production. To support the growing economy, the Mangano administration transformed vacant commercial real estate into 3,500 new housing opportunitie... Read More
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Gains in energy stocks bring US indexes back to breakeven

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U.S. stocks are little changed at midday Tuesday as energy companies move higher with the price of oil. Other industries aren’t moving much overall, with industrial companies higher and banks trading lower. Department stores, apparel companies and handbag makers are falling, but Amazon continues to rise. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was unchanged at 2,358 of 12:15 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 43 points, or 0.2 percent, to 20,693. The Nasdaq composite remained at 5,894. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks held steady at 1,370. On the New York Stock Exchange, more stocks fell than rose. OIL: Benchmark U.S. crude rose 74 cents, or 1.5 percent, to $50.98 52 per ba... Read More
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Skerpon: Nuclear power is good for our economy and the environment

In Emerging Technology, Energy, Government, Science & Nature by Long Island Business NewsLeave a Comment

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Various Assembly standing committees met earlier this month to discuss the Zero-Emissions Credit (ZEC) program established by the Public Service Commission through New York’s Clean Energy Standard (CES). The Clean Energy Standard establishes the goal of obtaining 50 percent of the state’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030. The purpose is to significantly lower CO2 emissions in New York and to do that an incentive has been offered to nuclear generators. The members of the various committees seemed to be concerned about the cost to keep upstate nuclear facilit... Read More
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AWS to establish Swedish data centre region

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is planning to extend its data centre portfolio into Sweden next year, opening its fourth European region. The cloud services giant announced that the new AWS region will be based in Stockholm and will comprise of three availability zones. The new region will join AWS’ EU contingent, which currently includes London, Frankfurt and Ireland. Further AWS regions in France and China are due to come online later this year. The company now operates 42 global availability zones across 16 regions. ‘An AWS Region in Stockholm enables Swedish and N... Read More
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Death of a Dystopian

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David Crowley began keeping a journal in April of 2014. He was twenty-eight years old, and he lived in Apple Valley, Minnesota, with his wife, Komel, and their four-year-old daughter, Raniya. The journal was “a life report, since I suspect my feelings right now in nostalgia or reflection might be of value,” Crowley wrote. By the time he stopped making entries, seven months later, he had inadvertently created a psychological document of which very few examples are known. Crowley had been a soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan. Afterward, he had gone to film school, and in 2010 he began writing a script that he called “Gray State,” in which a totali... Read More
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PSEG Long Island Reminds Customers to Dig Safe by Calling 811

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Know where utility lines are buried before digging. Uniondale, NY – April 4, 2017 - April is National Safe Digging Month and PSEG Long Island is reminding customers and contractors of the importance for calling 811 to request a mark-out before digging to avoid hitting underground pipelines, conduits, wires and cables. Calling 811 is not only a free, safe and smart practice to avoid injuries and disruptions to vital utility services, it is also a requirement by New York State. PSEG Long Island has more than 5,000 circuit miles of underground electric distribution and tr... Read More
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US trade deficit drops sharply to $43.6 billion in February

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The U.S. trade deficit declined sharply in February as imports from China fell by a record amount and American exports rose for a third straight month. The deficit fell to $43.6 billion in February, 9.6 percent below January’s deficit of $48.2 billion, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Exports rose a tiny 0.2 percent to $192.9 billion. Imports dropped 1.8 percent to $236.4 billion as the flow of Chinese goods tumbled by $8.6 billion, led by a big drop in cell phone imports. The politically sensitive trade deficit with China narrowed in February to $23 billion, 26.6 percent below the January total. President Donald Trump, who was sharply critical of Chinese trade practices during last year’s presidential campaign... Read More
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Review: BioLite BaseLantern XL

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Wilderness camping offers a wonderful reprieve from our tech-filled lives. Computer screens and connected commutes give way to mountain-peak sunrises and hikes to secluded lakes. The distance from the rat race is rejuvenating. Then night comes, and technology creeps back in. Propane-powered lanterns barely shed enough light for you to see what you’re eating for dinner, so you pull out your phone to waste its battery making sure you don’t trip over something. Flashlights, headlamps and electric lanterns are all great, but only if you remembered to charge them before leaving the house.... Read More
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Technology has eaten the world

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A few years ago, Marc Andreessen first declared that “software is eating the world.” We have been mostly inclined to intuitively believe the trend he was referring to, but we were missing undisputable proof. Now we have quantified proof, at least for the domination of the technology as a whole if not specifically for software. On Friday, I looked at the top 5 quarter-end market caps for the first quarter of 2017. All five are technology companies. I went back 11 years to the same day and saw that on March 31, 2006, only one out of the top 5 market caps, namely Microsoft, was a technology company. The top market caps were rather diversified, including financial services, industrial groups, technology, and of course oil producti... Read More
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The Best Smart LED Light Bulbs

In Business, Energy, Events, Gaming, Government, Legal, Mobile Technology, Security by Wire CutterLeave a Comment

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Our pick Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 – Gen 3 Philips Hue is not just a smart bulb; it’s a whole smart system. The color-adjustable A19 bulbs can remake the look of a room in seconds. Multiple app options and device compatibility make it the best overall choice. ... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Announces Lawsuit, Other Legal Action Against Trump Administration

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For allegedly illegally blocking cost-saving, pollution-cutting energy efficiency standards. New York, NY – April 3, 2017 – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, leading a state and municipal coalition, today announced that he is commencing legal action against the Trump Administration for violating federal law by delaying energy efficiency standards for several common consumer and commercial products - such as ceiling fans, portable air conditioners, walk-in coolers and freezers, commercial boilers, and more. The six standards being blocked by the Trump Administration offer dramatic air polluti... Read More
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Iron Mountain commits to 100% renewable energy with new wind project

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Iron Mountain Data Centers has announced that it has signed an agreement to power its data centres using a renewable energy supply sourced from a new wind farm in Ringer Hill, Pennsylvania. The 15-year wind power purchasing agreement will see the storage and IT management company use 25 MW of the wind farm’s capacity, providing power for data centres across three U.S. states. The firm argued that the shift to wind power has helped to reduce operating costs and its impact on the environment. Iron Mountain also noted that the project is also delivering long-term utility price stability, as well as a carbon-neutral solution for its data centre customers. ‘One of the first ... Read More
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Qatar to boost production from vast underwater gas field

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FILE- In this April 4, 2009 file photo, a gas production facility is seen at Ras Laffan, Qatar. State-run Qatar Petroleum said Monday, April 3, 2017, that it plans to boost production from a vast underwater natural gas field by 10 percent giving it the capacity to export some 2 billion cubic feet of gas per day from the North Field. Qatar is a small but wealthy member of OPEC that generates most of its income from natural gas rather than crude oil. (AP Photos/Maneesh Bakshi, File) (Credit: AP)... Read More
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The Desperate Journey of a Trafficked Girl

In Business, Education, Energy, Finance, Gaming, Government, Healthcare, Legal, Mobile Technology, Science & Nature, Security by New YorkerLeave a Comment

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It was close to midnight on the coast of Libya, a few miles west of Tripoli. At the water’s edge, armed Libyan smugglers pumped air into thirty-foot rubber dinghies. Some three thousand refugees and migrants, mostly sub-Saharan Africans, silent and barefoot, stood nearby in rows of ten. Oil platforms glowed in the Mediterranean. The Libyans ordered male migrants to carry the inflated boats into the water, thirty on each side. They waded in and held the boats steady as a smuggler directed other migrants to board, packing them as tightly as possible. P... Read More
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Minister: Iraq to boost crude oil production by year's end

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(AP) -- Iraq's oil minister says the country plans to increase daily crude oil production to 5 million barrels by the end of this year, up from the current rate of about 4.4 million barrels per day. Addressing an energy conference in Baghdad on Sunday, Oil Minister Jabar Ali Al-Luaibi didn't give details on which of the country's oil fields would supply the increased output. Iraq holds... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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NJ gas prices inch up, AAA sees possible 40-cent rise in summer

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AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey gas prices on the rise. (AP) -- Gas prices inched up in the last week in New Jersey, reflecting a national trend. A gallon of regular unleaded gas in New Jersey rose a penny to $2.29. That's an increase of 45 cents from a year ago. The state implemented a 23-cent gas tax hike last November. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the current increase is due to a shift to summer-grade blends and to the rising price of crude... ... Read More
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Trump's rollback of coal rules electrifies Wyoming workers

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In this photo taken March 29, 2017, a parking ticket box in Gillette, Wyoming proclaims Gillette the "Energy Capital of the Nation" because of the area's huge coal mines and substantial oil, natural gas and uranium reserves. Many locals say after 500 coal-mine layoffs and the industry's worst year in decades, they're optimistic President Donald Trump's rollback of Obama administration climate and coal regulations will revitalize the industry. Economists are skeptical. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver) (Credit: AP)... Read More
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Unconventional Wisdom from John Kominicki: In Global Warming, it’s Not That Tough to Keep Your Cool

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Good news, fellow humanoids. The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere didn’t increase in 2015, for the second year running. Bigger news: This is the first time emissions have fallen or remained flat without a giant economic meltdown of some sort. In other words, we managed to cut the spew of energy-related carbon even as we grew global manufacturing activity by a very respectable 3 percent. That’s never been done before. In fact, most experts are on the record as saying it wasn’t possible. Much of the credit goes to two countries. The first is China, where the government has promised to cut back on the use of coal-powered electrical plants – and is actually doing it. Coal still generated about 70 percen... Read More
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US stock indexes mixed in late-afternoon trading Friday

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U.S. stock indexes drifted mostly higher in late-afternoon trading Friday as the market closed out a solid quarter with the Nasdaq composite headed for another record high. Investors had their eye on several corporate deals and new economic data on consumer spending and inflation. Financial stocks were down the most, while utilities led the gainers. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average slid 60 points, or 0.3 percent, to 20,667 as of 2:18 p.m. Eastern Time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 3 points, or 2 percent, to 2,364. The Nasdaq composite index lost 2 points to 5,911. The index hit an all-time high on Thursday. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 5 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,387. T... Read More
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US rig count increases 15 this week to 824; Texas up 7

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(AP) -- The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 15 this week to 824. A year ago, 450 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 662 rigs sought oil and 160 explored for natural gas this week. Two were listed as miscellaneous. Texas increased by seven rigs and Louisiana added six. Alaska rose by three... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Why You Should Put Your Supercomputer in Wyoming

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Travel just few miles west of bustling Cheyenne, Wyoming, a you’ll find yourself in big-sky country. Tall-grass plains line the highway, snow-packed peaks pierce the sky, and round-edged granite formations jut out of the ground. But in this bucolic scene sits an alien building: a blocky, almost pre-fab structure with a white rotunda, speckled with dozens of windows that look out onto the grounds. Inside, it’s home to two supercomputers that focus on the vast landscape above.This building belongs to the National Center for Atmospheric Research, which spends money from the National Science Foundation to learn about things like atmospheric chemistry, climate, weather, and wildfires. That kind of research didn’t always require s... Read More
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China announces funding for 80 space research projects

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China’s National Space Science Center will fund 80 projects to answer “cutting-edge scientific problems,” including the origin of our solar system.CGTN’s Elaine Reyes explains how this fits in with the country’s broader space exploration and research plans.... Read More
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Africa bypasses dirty electricity lines with environmental alternatives

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Over 600 million people across Africa, don’t have electricity. It could cost hundreds of billions of dollars, to link power lines across the continent.But some energy experts are calling for throwing out the old ‘big grid model’ altogether and leaping into a modern, environmentally-friendly system.CGTN’s Daniel Ryntjes reports.... Read More
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Senator Brooks Presses For Vote On Bill To Require Annual Gas Safety Reports

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“The public deserves absolute transparency and accountability,” said Senator Brooks. Albany, NY – March 30, 2017 – Long Island Senator John E. Brooks (SD-8) is calling on his Senate colleagues to act on his bill S.4715, which requires gas corporations to file annual gas safety reports, after it overwhelmingly passed the Assembly this week. “The public deserves absolute transparency and accountability,” said Senator Brooks. “By requiring annual gas safety reports, not only will we be able to identify areas of improvement, but we will assure the public that every measure ... Read More
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A 'hole' on the sun fired a solar wind traveling over 1.5 million mph

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On March 27, NOAA detected a coronal hole that wrapped nearly all the way around the sun. It lead to the ejection of solar particles traveling over 1.5 million mph that can create electromagnetic storms.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: ... Read More
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How Reggaetón Exploded All Over Cuba Without the Internet

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You can’t visit Cuba and not hear reggaetón. The eclectic mix of salsa, hip-hop and electronica blasts from shops, cars and bike taxis. And despite government censorship and limited internet access, the genre exploded in popularity thanks to “el paquete,” a grassroots distribution system that relies on nothing more than hard drives, thumb drives, and old-fashioned hand delivery.“My neighbor has some kid who rides by on his bike and drops off this hard drive,” says Cuban-American photographer Lisette Poole, who lives in Havana. “She copies whatever she wants, then he comes and picks it up two hours later.” Poole celebrates this vibrant movement ... Read More
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Sign marking America's 1st oil discovery reported missing

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(AP) -- A New York state historical marker placed near the spot where Europeans first discovered petroleum in North America has been reported missing. Norm Ungermann, a legislator in Allegany County in the Southern Tier, tells the Olean Times Herald (http://bit.ly/2nw0VJY ) that a local resident recently noticed the cast iron blue and yellow sign was missing from where it had stood for 85... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Climate Change phrases blocked at Energy Dept.

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A Politico report says one Energy Department official asked his staff not to use phrases related to climate change.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/68138/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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The Best Portable Generator

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Our pick Honda EU2000i The EU2000i handled our highest-demand tests more capably than competitors, standing apart in spite of its average performance on metrics like noise, portability, and ease of use. The Honda E... Read More
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Trump Obliterates Obama Environmental Regulations

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On Tuesday President Trump signed an executive order at the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency that directs federal regulators to rewrite the rules that curb carbon emissions in the U.S. while rolling back many other environmental regulations. With EPA head Scott Pruitt, Vice President Mike Pence, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and a group of purported coal miners looking on, Trump put his pen to work dismantling a major component of President Obama’s climate change policies. Dubbed the “Energy Independence Executive Order,” it starts to undo Obama’s Clean Power Plan, rescind a temporary ban on new coal leases on federal lands, eliminates a federal guidance to factor in climat... Read More
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Trump Can Scrub the Clean Power Plan, But the West Will Stay Green

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This story originally appeared on High Country News and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.The West likely will continue greening its electricity supply despite President Donald Trump’s executive order today aimed at wiping out much of former President Barack Obama’s consequential actions to rein in climate change. But progress will be slower and spottier than it would have been. The president ordered agencies to rewrite rules that were intended to slash greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas drilling, lif... Read More
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Environmental panel member sues over social media comments

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(AP) -- A member of a New Jersey environmental panel is suing 14 people over negative comments posted on her business Facebook pages regarding her support for a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross a federally protected preserve. Vineland resident Jane Jannarone filed her lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court last week, The Daily Journal reported (http://vineland.dj/2ngJc8i).... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo And Governor Brown Reaffirm Commitment To Exceeding Targets Of The Clean Power Plan

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New York and California lead the nation in ground-breaking policies to combat climate change. Albany, NY - March 28, 2017 - With the announcement that the United States will begin to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement reaffirming their ongoing commitment to exceed the targets of the Clean Power Plan and curb carbon pollution: "Dismantling the Clean Power Plan and other critical climate programs is profoundly misguided and shockingly ignores basic science. ... Read More
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Trump tosses Obama’s ‘clean’ energy plan, embraces coal

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Declaring “the start of a new era” in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs. The move makes good on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama’s plan to curb global warming. The order seeks to suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of fossil fuels. Environmental activists, including former Vice President Al Gore, denounced the plan. But Trump said the effort would allow workers to “succeed on a level playing field for the first time in a long time.” “That is what this is all about: bringing back our job... Read More
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Thiele: Long Islanders should not bailout upstate nuclear plants

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Despite already paying some of the highest utility rates in the country, Long Islanders are about to see their bills go up again. Last August, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a $7.6 billion bailout plan to keep four aging and expensive upstate nuclear power plants open. Without the subsidy, these plants would close due to cheaper and safer sources of energy available. ... Read More
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Long Island Summer Camps Guide

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By Russo Millien Just like backyard BBQs and trips to the beach, it wouldn’t be summer on Long Island without children’s summer camp adventures. From traditional day camps and sleepaway camps to genre-specific camps for kids interested in sports, science or the arts, there is no shortage of fun to choose from. What follows is a guide to summer camps on Long Island! TRADITIONAL DAY CAMPS Benner’s FarmGive your child the unforgettable experience as life as a farmer at this week-long camp on a real-working farm, with weeks to choose from between June and August. Kids ages 5 to 14 may register for half days or full-day sessions, or regular summer camp learn... Read More
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Flow reduced in leaking underwater Alaska gas pipeline

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(AP) -- Natural gas spewing into Alaska's Cook Inlet from a ruptured underwater pipeline has been reduced by about half after owners lowered pressure in the line. The pipeline carries gas from onshore to four production platforms owned by Hilcorp Alaska LLC. The platforms burn natural gas for power. Only two platforms were producing oil. Hilcorp over the weekend temporarily shut down... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Tel Aviv’s trash is being turned into fuel

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(Reuters) – Residents of Tel Aviv can start feeling a little less guilty about the amount of garbage they throw away. Just a short drive from the city, a new waste collection plant has begun processing the trash from an endless stream of garbage trucks, turning much of it into fuel for a nearby factory. The owners say it is the largest plant of its kind in the world. The terminal creates what is known as Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF), handling about 1,500 tonnes of trash a day, or about half the trash produced by 1.5 million residents of Tel Aviv and its suburbs. Recyclables like paper and metals are separated out and the rest is mostly turned into small bits of dry, high energy RDF that is sent to Isr... Read More