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City residents wait for streets to be cleared

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:56

City residents wait for streets to be clearedThe emergency number 311 has had nearly 25,000 calls and most are reports for plowing and salting needed on city streets.


Active shooter reported at Naval Medical Center San Diego

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:56

Navy finds no sign of shooting at San Diego medical centerMilitary authorities have responded to the report of an active shooter at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California.


VIDEO: Deputy hit, thrown by tractor-trailer miraculously survives

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:49

 Deputy hit, thrown by tractor-trailer miraculously survivesTerrifying dash cam video shows a tractor-trailer hitting and running over a sheriff's captain.


Factory village's trail of cancer leads to tap water probe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:47

In this Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 photo, Michael Hickey poses near Hoosick Falls municipal well 7 between two baseball fields in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Federal regulators have warned residents of an upstate New York factory village near the Vermont border not to drink water from municipal wells, and a plastics plant has agreed to supply bottled water and pay for a new filtration system. The action this month resulted from a quest by Hickey to find out why so many people in Hoosick Falls had cancer. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — After his factory worker father died a painful death from kidney cancer at age 68 in 2013, Michael Hickey made it his mission to find out why so many people in his hometown along the Hoosic River were getting sick.


U.S. Air Force confirms sending Lockheed F-35 jets to UK air shows

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:47

Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet is seen in its hanger at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in MarylandThe U.S. Air Force on Tuesday confirmed that it will send a pair of F-35A fighter jets to two air shows in Britain this summer, joining two U.S. Marine Corps jets and at least one British jet that are also slated to appear. The two F-35 jets from Luke Air Force Base will be on static display at the shows, and one will participate in so-called "heritage flights" with vintage warplanes at both the annual Royal International Air Tattoo and the world's biggest air show in Farnborough, outside London in July, said Air Force spokeswoman Major Kelley Jeter. "We're very excited about demonstrating this capability to the world," the Air Force's chief of staff, General Mark Welsh, said in a statement.


Bullfighter reported over baby in ring

BBC World News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:43
Spanish bullfighter Francisco Rivera Ordonez is referred to prosecutors over a picture of himself training while carrying his baby daughter.
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Residents frustrated over snow-filled Philadelphia neighborhoods

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:42

Residents frustrated over snow-filled Philadelphia neighborhoodsOn snow clogged side streets, mountains of snow are nearly three feet high and tempers are elevated.


Brown to open entrepreneurship center with $25M gift

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:40
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University says it will create a center for entrepreneurship with a $25 million gift it has received from a 1977 graduate who founded a private equity firm.

Police: Homeless woman smashed window to escape cold

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:40
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities say a homeless woman threw a piece of concrete through a window at the General Assembly Building in an apparent attempt to get arrested so she could escape the cold.

Police: Suspect in deputy shooting in drug raid to be charged with attempted 1st-degree murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:38
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police: Suspect in deputy shooting in drug raid to be charged with attempted 1st-degree murder.

Washington mayor says snow emergency to be lifted Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:35
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Washington, D.C., snow emergency will be lifted on Wednesday, the mayor said on Tuesday, five days after a blizzard pummeled the region with two feet of snow and shut down schools and the federal government.

White Pass - 1/26/2016 9:02:06 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:34
White Pass US12
1/26/2016 9:02:06 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet. A traffic light is directing traffic through a single lane near the repaired areas both east and west of the pass. Drivers can expect delays at the signals. Starting Monday, Jan 25 WSDOT will be installing a new culvert across US 12 at the MP 154. The signal will be shut off and flaggers used. There may be times that the road will be closed for up to 30 minutes at a time. This work will 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the next five days.

Weather:
Raining

Satus Pass - 1/26/2016 9:01:10 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:34
Satus Pass US97
1/26/2016 9:01:10 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 1/26/2016 9:04:37 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:34
Stevens Pass US2
1/26/2016 9:04:37 AM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Freezing rain

Blewett Pass - 1/26/2016 9:14:51 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:34
Blewett Pass US97
1/26/2016 9:14:51 AM

Temperature: 29 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway has frost and ice in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/26/2016 9:08:21 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:34
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/26/2016 9:08:21 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet. Temporary closure planned for Tuesday Jan. 26 beginning at 11 p.m. and lasting for 4 hours to remove snow in the ditch line in the construction zone and the new bridge. Traffic will be stopped eastbound at milepost 56 near Gold Creek and westbound at milepost 62 near Cabin Creek and milepost 70 near Easton.

Weather:
Raining

61 pythons caught so far in Florida's 'Python Challenge'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:32

Bill Booth of Bradenton, Fla., turns in a dead python to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission seasonal employee Bob Besherse, left, at a Python Challenge checkpoint, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Florida Everglades, Fla. A cold snap may be giving humans an edge early in a state-sanctioned hunt for elusive Burmese pythons in the Everglades. Since the second Python Challenge began a week ago, hunters have turned in 39 of the invasive snakes by Jan. 22, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI (AP) — Florida wildlife officials say 61 Burmese pythons have been caught so far in a state-sanctioned hunt.


The Solutions Project: How 139 Countries Can Hit 100% Renewable Energy

E-Town - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:32

The idea of hitting 100% renewable energy (yes, energy, not just electricity) scares a lot of people. That is, a lot of people don’t think their cities or countries can achieve 100% renewable energy. However, a leading energy researcher at Stanford has led teams of researchers in order to practically show how 139 different countries could go 100% renewable.

You can find the results of each of the plans right here.The Solutions Project - eTown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based on research done by Stanford University, led by Mark Z. Jacobson, The Solutions Project is popularizing the maps and plans. It has created infographics, like the one above, highlighting which future energy mix will theoretically be the best to achieve the zero-emission target for each of these 139 countries. On the main page, there’s an interactive infographic. Hover over it, and you get the basic data for each of the countries.

By clicking on one of the nations, many more details are revealed. Fascinating numbers included newly created employment that would theoretically result from the switch to renewable energy, current and future energy costs, and health benefits resulting from the proposed transition.

For the United States, The Solutions Project even created a plan for each separate state, showing at an even more detailed level what a transition to clean energy could look like for the organization’s home country.

The Solutions Project - eTown

The data is not just based on energy usage for electricity generation, but for all-purpose energy use. That means it covers energy demand for demand for transportation, heating, industry, and agriculture.

The research on which the roadmaps are developed is conducted using a consistent methodology across all countries and with the goal of minimizing emissions of both air pollutants and greenhouse gases and particles. Many factors were taken into account, such as future energy demand, costs, and land use availability. And demand as well as potential supply are projected in 15-minute segments all throughout the year.

The Solutions Project - Canada - eTown

Although the project convincingly shows how we can generate enough renewable energy for our complete energy consumption by 2050, it is less certain how we get to that future for each specific sector. Cars will switch to electric drivetrains, for which renewable electricity can be generated, but when will the kerosene-powered aviation sector be able to transition — this is a much harder case.

But The Solutions Project’s maps do give a comprehensive look at what our energy future might look like. By spreading the positive impact of such a transition, The Solutions Project might even bring the carbon-neutral future sooner. That is, of course, the aim.

 

by  at Clean Technica

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Watch: Reviewing the Seattle Sounders offseason and previewing training camp

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:29

I spoke with John Zielonka of Prost Amerika about the Seattle Sounders’ offseason moves, whether any others are forthcoming and what could change about the roster between now and the end of preseason.
Categories: Sports Center

Watch: Reviewing the Seattle Sounders offseason and previewing training camp

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:29

I spoke with John Zielonka of Prost Amerika about the Seattle Sounders’ offseason moves, whether any others are forthcoming and what could change about the roster between now and the end of preseason.
Categories: Sports Center