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Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

NOAA warns solar storm could hit Earth TODAY, may disrupt power grids

A powerful solar storm is expected today, potentially causing power grid fluctuations and disrupting communication worldwide. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
OMG science

Solar storm puts on brilliant light show across the globe, but no serious problems reported

A powerful solar storm caused minor disruptions but mainly provided a spectacular Northern Lights display around the world. [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

NOAA warns solar storm could hit Earth TODAY, may disrupt power grids

A powerful solar storm is expected today, potentially causing power grid fluctuations and disrupting communication worldwide. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
OMG science

Solar storm puts on brilliant light show across the globe, but no serious problems reported

A powerful solar storm caused minor disruptions but mainly provided a spectacular Northern Lights display around the world. [ more ]
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The New Yorker
4 months ago
OMG science

What a Major Solar Storm Could Do to Our Planet

Disturbances on the sun can severely impact power grid and communication systems.
Preparedness for solar storms is crucial for mitigating potential damage. [ more ]
Austin Monitor
4 months ago
Austin

U.S. Rep. Greg Casar files bill to connect Texas grid to rest of the country - Austin Monitor

Texas is an energy island with limited ability to import electricity during times of high demand.
U.S. Rep. Greg Casar has filed a bill to require ERCOT to interconnect with neighboring states' power grids. [ more ]
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Theregister
5 months ago
Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency mining energy use probed by US government

The US government has approved an emergency investigation into the power consumption of cryptocurrency mining operations.
The study will analyze electricity grid utilization data from mining operations for a period of six months. [ more ]
Austin Monitor
6 months ago
Austin

Energy officials warn of winter blackout risk in Texas and beyond - Austin Monitor

Reasons for high winter risk vary across the country
Power grid changes and increasing electricity demand contribute to power failures in winter storms [ more ]
Theregister
5 months ago
Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency mining energy use probed by US government

The US government has approved an emergency investigation into the power consumption of cryptocurrency mining operations.
The study will analyze electricity grid utilization data from mining operations for a period of six months. [ more ]
Austin Monitor
6 months ago
Austin

Energy officials warn of winter blackout risk in Texas and beyond - Austin Monitor

Reasons for high winter risk vary across the country
Power grid changes and increasing electricity demand contribute to power failures in winter storms [ more ]
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sfist.com
6 months ago
East Bay real estate

The Latest Barrier to New Bay Area Housing? PG&E Equipment Delays

There are hundreds of otherwise ready-to-go housing units just plain sitting vacant across the Bay Area, because PG&E is backlogged on the electrical components needed to connect these units to their power grid.
Ars Technica
4 years ago
Information security

New clues show how Russia's grid hackers aimed for physical destruction

Russian hackers planted malware in Ukraine's power grid to cause lasting damage, not just a short-lived disruption.
The malware used in the cyberattack aimed to destroy physical equipment, similar to Stuxnet and Triton. [ more ]
New York Post
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Why trees are the key to cooling a warming planet

The fatal risk climate change poses to American cities due to reliance on air-conditioning in extreme heat. [ more ]
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