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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.
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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

Watch: Reviewing the Seattle Sounders offseason and previewing training camp

Seattle Times Headlines - 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.

Safe found in debris of mansion once owned by Pablo Escobar

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:28

Christian De Berdouare sits on the newly discovered second safe found during demolition of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's former mansion, Monday Jan. 25, 2016 in Miami Beach, Fla. De Berdouare and his wife say the safe will remain locked in a bank vault until they finish filming a documentary about Escobar's link to the property. (C.M. Guerrero/El Nuevo Herald via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITMIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A locked safe has been found in the debris of a Miami Beach mansion once owned by Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.


Woman stranded in car buried in snow for 3 days rescued

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:27
ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) — Maryland authorities say a woman has been rescued after being stranded inside a car buried in snow for three days.

Cleveland to reveal discipline for cops in 137-shot barrage

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

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland officials are ready to announce administrative discipline for 13 police officers who fired during a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed people after a high-speed chase. They include Patrolman Michael Brelo (BREE’-loh), who was acquitted of manslaughter charges in May for having fired the last 15 shots of the barrage in […]
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Cleveland to reveal discipline for cops in 137-shot barrage

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

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland officials are ready to announce administrative discipline for 13 police officers who fired during a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed people after a high-speed chase. They include Patrolman Michael Brelo (BREE’-loh), who was acquitted of manslaughter charges in May for having fired the last 15 shots of the barrage in […]
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Cleveland to reveal discipline for cops in 137-shot barrage

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:27

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland officials are ready to announce administrative discipline for 13 police officers who fired during a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed people after a high-speed chase. They include Patrolman Michael Brelo (BREE’-loh), who was acquitted of manslaughter charges in May for having fired the last 15 shots of the barrage in […]

Man exaggerated impairment, scammed government of $1.5M

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:19

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Navy veteran scammed federal agencies out of more than $1.5 million by exaggerating his multiple sclerosis, claiming he needed a wheelchair to get around when he was actually playing golf, baseball and taking part in a grueling foot race, prosecutors said. A jury in South Carolina found Dennis Paulsen guilty […]
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