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Polar Vortex goes from last to first to win Ellen's Lucky Star

Horse Racing Nation - 19 Jul 2017
It's not about where you start in a race, it's about where you finish. Trailing the field early on, Polar Vortex and Jockey Richard Bracho rallied late in the game Wednesday, July 19 to win the ninth running of the $100,000 Ellen's Lucky Star Stakes at ...
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GO ASK ALICE: Zero percent chance of snow - forever

Wicked Local Marshfield - 26 Jul 2017
What's big and red and shiny with its auger and chute still wrapped in protective plastic? What's big and red and shiny with its auger and chute still wrapped in protective plastic? You guessed it – it's the brand spankin' new snowblower, parked next ...
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Let's save TMI and the jobs that come with it: Opinion

PennLive.com - 25 Jul 2017
For example, the polar vortex of 2014 drove spot market energy prices through the roof. On the other hand, ensuring a diversified portfolio of power generation can mitigate the dramatic price swings that are more likely to occur with a less diverse ...
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Gas lobbies for attention as Perry aims to aid coal on the grid

Frederick News Post (subscription) - 24 Jul 2017
But coal was not immune from the extreme cold of the Polar Vortex. Piles of coal froze, as did control and sensor equipment necessary for operations. An assessment found that 26 percent of unplanned power plant outages then were at coal plants; natural ...
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Ground-based images of planets obtained by Pic-Net Pro-Am team

Phys.Org - 20 Jul 2017
"For instance, the high quality of Pic-Net observations of Saturn, which show clearly the hexagon feature surrounding the north polar vortex, atmospheric bands and cloud features, will also provide an avenue for continued study of Saturn and build on ...
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Researchers receive $2.9 million for 5-year monsoon study

ND Newswire - 21 Jul 2017
“Giant atmospheric wave patterns coming from the Indian Ocean impact countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Seychelles, and they circumnavigate and affect global weather — much like we see with the polar vortex. The focus of our research is ...
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OPED: Nuclear energy has many benefits

York Dispatch - 21 Jul 2017
By now you've probably heard the news. On May 30, it was announced that Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear generation plant will close absent needed policy and regulatory reforms. If TMI closes 675 people with highly specialized skills and training will ...
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Water Shutoffs in Detroit: An Ongoing Crisis

Food and Water Watch - 21 Jul 2017
After facing a polar vortex storm during the winter between 2013 and 2014, Valerie and many of her neighbors faced skyrocketing electricity bills in an effort to keep their homes warm. As a result, they started to struggle to pay their other bills ...
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Topside Inn plans food-brewery weekend in November

Boothbay Register - 14 Jul 2017
“There were seven couples here, and the last weekend was when the polar vortex came down and froze everything up.” Guests were offered a full refund, but chose to tough it out. “They were super about it. They said, 'Can you still cook?' We said yes ...
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Crowd packs Sunoco Mariner East 2 Pipeline meeting in West Goshen

Daily Local News - 21 Jul 2017
“This need was demonstrated during the polar vortex of 2013-2014 when there were propane shortages throughout the northeast, including Pennsylvania. “Our public utility status has been confirmed by every court that has ruled on it, including six cases ...
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America's Next Energy Crisis

Forbes - 10 Jul 2017
During the polar vortex in 2014, coal and nuclear power plants in the Midwest and Northeast had to run at full capacity to ensure tens of millions of Americans didn't lose power or heat. The output was a testament to a system that included the ...
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Chris Reilly: Pa. lawmakers must keep TMI open (column)

York Daily Record/Sunday News - 19 Jul 2017
If not for the baseload energy nuclear power provides, thousands of people might have been out of power during the 2014 polar vortex, when spike in demand placed a strain on the grid that natural gas electric generators alone could not meet. The forces ...
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What Is a Polar Vortex? Here's Everything You Need to Know

NBCNews.com - 12 Dec 2016
Does the thought of being blasted by Arctic air send shivers down your back? Well, bundle up — because the dreaded polar vortex is doing just that for much of the United States. Here's more about what the polar vortex is — plus some mythbusters about ...
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A better 'climate' for America

Tribune-Review - 02 Jul 2017
During the 2014 polar vortex, our energy grid was pushed to the point of near collapse. Although natural gas is typically abundant and affordable, the sudden spike in demand that year deprived natural gas electric generators of the uninterrupted fuel ...
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A closer look at climate accord

Tribune-Review - 15 Jul 2017
Rothfus argued that during the 2014 polar vortex, natural gas failed to provide energy to capacity while coal and nuclear energy did just fine. However, PJM Vice President Craig Glazer stated at the time that coal generation was stymied by “frozen coal ...

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