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1 hr ago | WIS-TV Columbia
Fire-hardened Southern Californians know that when the Santa Ana winds blow, a wildfire probably isn't very far behind - the only questions are where it will erupt and how bad it will be. A new online mapping tool rolled out Wednesday by the U.S. Forest Service and San Diego Gas & Electric will help homeowners and emergency responders answer both those questions with a color-coded early warning system indicating which areas have the highest fire risk when the hot, dry wind blows.
5 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ
It's probably no surprise to anyone who has flown through Atlanta that the city's airport is still the busiest passenger airport in the world. Some 94.4 million passengers went through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2013, a decrease of 1.1 percent from 2012, according to Airports Council International's latest passenger traffic results for 2013.
10 hrs ago | NewsOK.com
The federal agency says Adam Ruh is taking over the position at the Tennessee Valley Authority plant in north Alabama. Ruh was a civilian engineer with the Navy before joining NRC in 2012.
Japan Atomic Power Co and Tokyo Electric Power Co reported no irregularities at their three nuclear plants in eastern Japan following a magnitude 5.6 quake that hit north of Tokyo on Tuesday. A Japan Atomic official said there have been no irregularities at the 1.1-gigawatt Tokai Daini plant, which has been shut since March 2011.
Northeast Utilities and Spectra Energy Corp. have announced plans to expand natural gas access to New England and end bottlenecks that have driven up prices when demand spikes in the winter. The companies said Tuesday the $3 billion project expanding a network of pipelines is expected to begin operating in November 2018.
The federal government says CMS Energy Corp. will undertake an estimated $1 billion program to cut emissions from five coal-fired power plants in Michigan to settle air pollution complaints. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that the utility's Consumers Energy subsidiary agreed to a plan to cut 46,500 tons of sulfur dioxide and other emissions annually from plants in Essexville, Luna Pier, Muskegon and West Olive.
Kinder Morgan has begun the process of seeking federal approvals for a natural gas pipeline project through northern Massachusetts that has already garnered significant local opposition. The Houston-based energy company on Monday filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking to use its so-called "pre-filing procedures."
The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday. The discovery by China National Offshore Oil Corp. was made about a month after its rig withdrew in July from Vietnam's exclusive economic zone to far less-contested waters closer to China.
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. has been given the go-ahead to resume work at part of an oilsands project in eastern Alberta where a bitumen-water mixture was found oozing to the surface last year. But CNRL will be using a different extraction technique at Area 1 of its Primrose East oilsands site: low-pressure steamflood rather than high-pressure cyclic steam stimulation.
Four senior officials with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the state commission regulating it were removed or resigned over emails released Monday showing the utility and state regulators appeared to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases.
B2Gold Corp. . Miner. Down seven cents, or 2.99 per cent, to $2.27 on 7.4 million shares.
An Alberta woman has lost her appeal to sue the province's energy regulator over hydraulic fracturing on her property. Jessica Ernst launched a $33-million lawsuit against the Alberta government, the province's energy regulator and energy company Encana .
The solar commitments are the result of Charlotte-based Duke's request for proposals issued in February for new solar capacity. Duke Energy Corp. is making a $500 million commitment to a major expansion of solar power in North Carolina.
ExxonMobil, the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company, assumes in its business plans that there will be an eventual U.S. price on heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions. It's one of 29 major U.S.-based companies to put an internal price on carbon, according to a report Sept.
A group that advocates for creating bike and hiking trails out of abandoned rail lines wants to establish a second cross-state trail in Missouri. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy says the proposed trail could eventually be paired with the Katy Trail, creating a 400-mile loop across the state.
A power outage at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, forced parkgoers off rides Sunday. Rides stopped during the incident, prompting crews to remove guests from the theme park attractions.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 02:49 pm
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