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November 12, 2012 Power restored to most left in dark by Superstorm SandySource: LA Times
Although the Northeast is far from back to normal, officials in New York and New Jersey are nudging areas afflicted by Superstorm Sandy back to livability. The number of customers without electricity in the region had dropped...
Source: Huff Post
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A half mile (800 meters) below the ground at Prudhoe Bay, above the vast oil field that helped trigger construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline, a drill rig has tapped what might one day be the next big...
November 12, 2012 'NIMBYism' Is Unlikely To Derail U.S. Coal Exports
Seekingalpha.com - While countries intending to restrict their GHG emissions therefore have a major incentive to prevent carbon leakage, it is very difficult to combat in developed countries due to the presence of the World Trade...
November 12, 2012 Entergy’s FitzPatrick Nuclear Plant Shut After Transformer FireSource: Bloomberg
Entergy Corp. (ETR)’s FitzPatrick nuclear power plant near Oswego, New York, shut down after a transformer fire this morning, according to a spokeswoman. The plant halted operations automatically after the fire was detected...
November 12, 2012 Renewables to Rival Coal for Power Generation in 2035
Bloomberg - The projected growth in low-carbon energy wonât be enough to meet the United Nations goal of limiting global warming since industrialization to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the agency said. Almost...
November 9, 2012 Chrysler recalls about 745,000 Jeeps for airbag issueSource: Reuters
Chrysler is recalling almost 745,000 Jeep sport utility vehicles in the United States to fix a part that could cause the airbags to inadvertently deploy.
Source: ABC News
Bringing back memories of the 1970's gas shortage, odd/even gas rationing has been implemented this week in New York City and Long Island in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and an unexpected blast of snow this week.
November 8, 2012 2 oil companies to pay $35M in MTBE suit in NH
AP - NBCNews.com - ... agencies reported MTBE found in drinking water supplies, although in most cases concentrations did not exceed EPA advisory levels. The additive has been banned in a number of states, including New...
November 8, 2012 Climate change threat to Arabica coffee cropsSource: BBC News
Climate change could severely reduce the areas suitable for wild Arabica coffee before the end of the century, according to a study published in the academic journal Plos One.
November 8, 2012 Judge nixes bid to stop Dish's ad-skipping DVRSource: CBS News
A California judge has rejected a request for a preliminary injunction against Dish Network's ad-skipping digital video recorder in a dispute that has pit broadcasters against a main distributor of their programming
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