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Winter blackouts could hit Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, regional grid operator warns

Winter blackouts could hit Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, regional grid operator warns

By Zack Colman | August 27, 2014 A repeat of last winter’s deep freeze could lead to electricity blackouts in a clutch of states spanning the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic as proposed environmental regulations propel a switch toward natural gas-fired power. PJM Interconnection, a regional grid operator, proposed new measures aimed at ensuring it doesn’t […]

Fusion Investigates: How did America’s police departments lose loads of military-issued weapons?

Fusion Investigates: How did America’s police departments lose loads of military-issued weapons?

by Daniel Rivero and Jorge Rivas @thisisjorge 08/26/2014, Haunting images of local police officials using military-issued equipment to quell protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have raised new concerns about the Pentagon’s controversial program to equip local and state police departments with military surplus weaponry. The program, now under White House review, has been plagued by messy […]

Labor Day Weekend Travel: Central US Storms May Cause Disruptions

Labor Day Weekend Travel: Central US Storms May Cause Disruptions

August 27, 2014 By AccuWeather Staff Writers While the weather over much of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts will be free of rain during much of this Labor Day weekend, a zone of unsettled weather will reach across part of the Central states. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), approximately 35 million people will […]

The UK Prepper 24 August 2014

The UK Prepper 24 August 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:17:06 — 62.9MB) | EmbedThis week I begin with The Wilderness Gathering, Ebola the Risks and the Mis-Information? then a review of the CRT S-MINI HIGH POWER (8 WATT!) MULTI-STANDARD, The Blizzard Survival 10% Discount Offer, How to survive a Pandemic, Support these companies, The Ribzwear 30% […]

Britain could freeze in YEARS of super-cold winters if Icelandic volcano erupts

Britain could freeze in YEARS of super-cold winters if Icelandic volcano erupts

BRITAIN could freeze in YEARS of super-cold winters and miserable summers if the Bardarbunga volcano erupts, experts have warned. By: Nathan Rao Published: Fri, August 22, 2014 Depending on the force of the explosion, minute particles thrust beyond the earth’s atmosphere can trigger DECADES of chaotic weather patterns.Tiny pieces of debris act as billions of […]

Northern California rocked by magnitude 6.0 earthquake

Northern California rocked by magnitude 6.0 earthquake

Published August 24, 2014 Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. –  DEVELOPING… Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has been reported in northern California’s San Francisco Bay area. Leslie Gordon of the U.S. Geological Survey says the tremor struck at just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday. The epicenter was about six miles southwest of […]

Cristobal Forms, Will Impact US Eastern Beaches

Cristobal Forms, Will Impact US Eastern Beaches

By Kristina Pydynowski, Senior Meteorologist August 24, 2014 Tropical Storm Cristobal has taken shape and is expected to eventually become a hurricane and impact the Atlantic beaches of the United States. Tropical Depression Four strengthened into Tropical Storm Cristobal at 6:20 a.m. EDT Sunday. Cristobal was churning near the southern Bahamas at that time. Cristobal […]

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