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California Condors Get an Assist From an Unlikely Source: A Wind Power Company

@BreaknNews
In an unusual — and somewhat controversial — move, federal wildlife officials in California are teaming up with a wind power company to breed endangered California condors in captivity, in an effort to replace any that might be felled by turbine blades. The company, Avangrid Renewables, which operates 126 turbines......

Power play sends Blues to 3-2 win over skidding Ducks

Sports Illustrated
AP News ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The St. Louis Blues have one of the NHL’s worst power-play units. Except when it comes to facing the Anaheim Ducks. The Blues converted on all three of their chances with the man advantage in Wednesday night’s 3-2 victory over the last-place Ducks. ”I thought......

Michigan House OKs $4.2B in COVID spending, ties $1.2B to power limits

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here The Michigan House on Wednesday gave final legislative approvals to a $4.25 billion supplemental spending plan that ties nearly $1.2 billion in federal funding to measures that would limit the pandemic powers of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration. The House approvals come a......

NHL Power Rankings: Key trends for all 31 teams

ESPN
We’re seven weeks into the 2021 NHL season, and less than six weeks away from the trade deadline. It’s about that time that trends start to solidify. For this week’s ESPN Power Rankings, we identified an encouraging or worrying trend for every team. How we rank: The ESPN hockey editorial......

Michigan House OKs $4.2B in COVID spending, ties $1.2B to power checks

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here The Michigan House on Wednesday gave final legislative approvals to a $4.2 billion supplemental spending plan that ties nearly $1.2 billion in federal funding to measures that would limit the pandemic powers of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration. The House approvals come a......

The Hottest Amenity From Developers? A Power Plant Made of Batteries.

New York Times
In Utah, Soleil Lofts signed a first-of-its-kind deal with Rocky Mountain Power, which can tap the batteries as a power source. This arrangement helps the utility save generating costs while helping the developer save money, according to the Wasatch Group, the Utah developer that built and manages the apartments. Wasatch......

India’s Kerala turns homes into ‘mini-solar power stations’

Reuters
KERALA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Before Govindan Satheeshan installed solar panels on the roof of his home in southern India’s Kerala state under a government scheme two years ago, the 70-year-old retiree was unsure. Would the panels produce enough electricity? Would they be too expensive? Would the system suffer......

Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Leader and D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 85

New York Times
After graduating from law school in 1960, he became a law clerk to Donald Hollowell, who had a busy one-man civil rights practice in Atlanta. Mr. Jordan worked closely on the case that desegregated the University of Georgia and grew close to Charlayne Hunter (later the journalist and author Charlayne......

NBA Power Rankings: Assessing the Championship Race

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Shapiro With the Warriors dynasty now comfortably in the rearview mirror, a new question has loomed over the NBA for much of the last two seasons: who exactly is the best team in the league? The Lakers didn’t earn......

NBA Power Rankings: Luka snaps Brooklyn’s streak; Miami stays hot

ESPN
If the season ended today, the New York Knicks would be hosting a first-round playoff series. Backed by three straight wins, the Knicks are one of only four Eastern Conference teams — the Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks being the others — with records greater than .500. But......

Spacewalkers begin space station power system upgrade

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Two astronauts on Sunday floated outside the International Space Station for the first in a series of spacewalks to upgrade the lab’s aging solar power system, assembling a support fixture that eventually will hold a new solar blanket. The......

Texas crisis highlights vulnerability of U.S. power grids: “If this isn’t a wake-up call … I don’t know what is”

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President Biden assured people in Texas on Friday that the federal government will help them recover in the aftermath of brutal winter weather that hit the state hard last week. Extreme cold left millions without power, heat and running......

The growing risk to the country’s power systems

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Five Electric Reliability Council of Texas board members are stepping down in the wake of devastating outages during severe cold last week. The disaster shows how extreme weather is increasingly pushing the national power grids to their limits. Jamie......

9/11 commission leaders say Capitol attack commission must be bipartisan, have subpoena power

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Amid partisan sparring over the composition of a proposed independent commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol, the leaders of the independent 9/11 commission said potential members could come from outside Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s......

Texas power outage, Trump, COVID, and Britney Spears: Top columns

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY In today’s fast-paced news environment, it can be hard to keep up. For your weekend reading, we’ve started in-case-you-missed-it compilations of some of the week’s top USA TODAY Opinion pieces. As always, thanks for reading, and for your feedback. — USA TODAY Opinion......

School disrupted and families without homes after deadly Texas storm

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A deadly Texas storm has taken a toll on teachers, parents and students, who were already having to navigate remote learning during the pandemic. Janet Shamlian reports. Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click......

NHL Power Rankings: Stats that define every team’s 2021 season

ESPN
The 2021 NHL season looks to have turned a corner, with games running smoothly (and as scheduled) recently, following a number of additional protocols undertaken due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. In this week’s edition of ESPN’s power rankings, we identified a stat for each team that helps tell the......

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