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Report: Blackout Challenge
Is Killing a Kid Per Month
Dec 1, 2022 11:32 AM CST
Report: Blackout Challenge Is Killing a Kid Per Month
Bloomberg looks at how TikTok's growth goals conflict with moderation needs
- Lawsuits linking TikTok to children's deaths only point to a problem that continues to risk lives behind the headlines, according to Bloomberg , which finds the "blackout challenge" has been linked to the deaths of at least 20 children aged 14 and younger within the last 18 months. Fifteen...
In 'Era of Extremes,' Calif. Asks
Residents to Turn Off Lights
Sep 7, 2022 9:00 AM CDT
In 'Era of Extremes,' Calif. Asks Residents to Turn Off Lights
Rare emergency alert called for switching off of nonessential power to prevent rolling outages
- Grappling with brutal heat this week, Californians were faced with a big ask, and it was a rare one, per KTLA . The state's Office of Emergency Services pushed out an alert Tuesday evening requesting that residents switch off any nonessential power, in an attempt to conserve energy and prevent...
Lights Out, Tokyo—It's
Going to Be a Hot One
Jun 27, 2022 7:07 AM CDT
Lights Out, Tokyo—It's Going to Be a Hot One
Government asks 37M residents to use less electricity to avoid power outages amid heat wave
- Temps in Japan usually hover below 85 degrees Fahrenheit in the month of June, but a heat wave that's descended upon Tokyo and surrounding areas has led the government to plead with 37 million residents to switch off their lights to avoid power outages. The BBC reports that the...
Puerto Rico's 'Fragile' Grid
Sees Major Blackout After Fire
Apr 7, 2022 10:52 AM CDT
Puerto Rico's 'Fragile' Grid Sees Major Blackout After Fire
More than 1 million customers are without power across the island
- More than a million customers in Puerto Rico remained without electricity on Thursday after a fire at a main power plant caused the biggest blackout so far this year across the US territory, forcing it to cancel classes and shutter government offices. The blackout also left some 160,000 customers...
Winter Storm Was
One of the Deadliest
Disasters in Texas History
Apr 2, 2021 12:02 AM CDT
Winter Storm Was One of the Deadliest Disasters in Texas History
Storm, cold snap killed nearly 200
- Texas is no stranger to hurricanes and tornadoes, but the winter storm and cold snap that hit the state in February now counts as one of the deadliest natural disasters in its history. According to a
analysis, the cold snap and blackouts caused by the storm killed at...
Will Be Forgiven
Mar 18, 2021 1:33 AM CDT
Sky-High Texas Power Bills Will Be Forgiven
Some customers got bills for thousands of dollars after February crisis
- Electricity customers in Texas who received astronomically high bills after last month's devastating blackouts won't have to worry about paying them, and those who have already paid all or part of the bills might be getting some money back, officials say. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says electricity...
Another Head Rolls
After Texas Blackouts
Mar 4, 2021 7:51 AM CST
Another Head Rolls After Texas Blackouts
ERCOT board votes to fire Bill Magness
- Another head has rolled following the devastating blackouts blamed for dozens of deaths in Texas. Bill Magness was fired as president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which operates the state's independent power grid, after an emergency board meeting Wednesday night, CNN reports. ERCOT says Magness...
In Frigid Texas,
a 'Last Resort'
Move to Save Power
Feb 15, 2021 10:40 AM CST
In Frigid Texas, a 'Last Resort' Move to Save Power
Utility begins rotating blackouts
- A winter storm dropping snow and ice also sent temperatures plunging across the southern Plains, prompting a power emergency in Texas a day after conditions canceled flights and impacted traffic across large swaths of the US. Rotating power outages were initiated by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT,...
California Having Worst
Heat Wave in Years
Aug 16, 2020 5:41 AM CDT
California Having Worst Heat Wave in Years
Rolling power outages ordered as demand soars
- A heat wave baking California in triple-digit temperatures is straining the electrical system, reports the AP . But Saturday afternoon, the California Independent System Operator, which manages the power grid, said that it did not need to order power outages because the grid was able to handle demand. California ISO ordered...
More Blackouts Coming
as California Fires Rage
Oct 29, 2019 7:02 AM CDT
More Blackouts Coming as California Fires Rage
PG&E customers slam 'failure of epic proportions'
- Millions of Californians prepared to be in the dark—some for five days, or longer—as the nation's largest utility said it was switching off power again Tuesday to prevent powerful winds from damaging its equipment and sparking more fires. Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. said its latest blackout...
PG&E Warns of 'Extreme
Measure' Amid High Winds
Oct 26, 2019 7:30 AM CDT
PG&E Warns of 'Extreme Measure' Amid High Winds
Utility may be shutting off power to 2 million people in Northern California on Saturday night
- More than 2 million people in Northern California may be without power Saturday night in a planned blackout meant to fend off wildfires. The
Los Angeles Times
reports that this anticipated move by Pacific Gas and Electric, which would affect 36 counties, is due to high winds forecast for the...
Dorian to America: Here I Come
Aug 28, 2019 7:05 PM CDT
Dorian to America: Here I Come
The hurricane eyes Florida while building toward Category 3
- For the Caribbean, it was bad but not crushing. For Florida, it's time to worry. That's the gist of Hurricane Dorian news Wednesday after the Category 1 storm caused flooding and power outages across Caribbean islands—including Puerto Rico—and grew closer to a Category 3 while churning...
for Massive Blackout
Jul 23, 2019 12:10 AM CDT
Venezuela Blames 'Electromagnetic Attack' for Massive Blackout
Maduro's opponents say corruption is the real culprit
- The lights went out across much of Venezuela on Monday, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago as the government once again accused opponents of sabotaging the nation's hydroelectric power system. The power in the capital went out after 4pm and...
2 Entire Countries Just
Jun 16, 2019 7:01 AM CDT
2 Entire Countries Just Lost Power
Sweeping blackout hits the 48M people in Argentina, Uruguay
- Two entire South American nations are completely in the dark after a massive power failure that cut electricity to the 48 million people who live within their borders, reports the BBC . "A massive failure in the electrical interconnection system left all of Argentina and Uruguay without power," electric...
Power Outages Slam
Most of Venezuela
Mar 8, 2019 7:03 AM CST
Power Outages Slam Most of Venezuela
The capital Caracas was a mess during Thursday's rush hour
- Venezuela has been plagued by confusion and violence over the past few weeks, and now a new problem is exacerbating things: power outages across most of the country. The AP reports that blackouts have hit 22 of the country's 23 states, slamming the capital of Caracas at rush hour...
After $3.8B Spend,
Power Grid Still
May 31, 2018 4:19 AM CDT
After $3.8B Spend, Puerto Rico Power Grid Still 'Highly Fragile'
It's almost certain to collapse in the next hurricane
- After an eight-month, $3.8 billion federal effort to try to end the longest blackout in United States history, officials say Puerto Rico's public electrical authority, the nation's largest, is almost certain to collapse again when the next hurricane hits this island of 3.3 million people. "...
Puerto Rico Is Once Again
Entirely Without Power
Apr 18, 2018 12:28 PM CDT
Puerto Rico Is Once Again Entirely Without Power
It's the first island-wide blackout since Hurricane Maria
- An island-wide blackout has hit Puerto Rico, which is struggling with an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria hit the US territory. Electric Power Authority spokeswoman Yohari Molina tells the AP that crews are investigating the cause. Officials said Wednesday it could take 24 to 36...
A New Round of Misery
for Puerto Rico
Feb 12, 2018 7:33 AM CST
A New Round of Misery for Puerto Rico
Much of territory's north in darkness after fire, explosion, blackout on an overtaxed power grid
- An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the US territory's efforts to fully restore power more than five months after Hurricane Maria started the longest blackout in US history. The island's Electric Power...
4 Die in Post-Irma
Sep 13, 2017 5:21 AM CDT
4 Die in Post-Irma Generator Accidents
Parts of Florida could be without power for weeks
- Millions of people in Florida are still without power after Hurricane Irma, and the outage has led to more than one deadly incident. Police say three people in Orlando died from carbon monoxide poisoning Tuesday after running a generator
their home. Another four family members were hospitalized in serious...
Anthony Didn't Get
Her Daughter Had
Died Until Trial
Jul 11, 2017 11:38 AM CDT
Lawyer: Casey Anthony Didn't Get Her Daughter Had Died Until Trial
Cheney Mason says Anthony experienced a grieving 'blackout'
- "I'm still not even certain as I stand here today about what happened," Casey Anthony told the AP earlier this year of the death of her daughter, Caylee, in 2008. Her former defense attorney has a theory as to why that might be. In an interview with...
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