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Giving Gratitude After Hurricane Sandy

Judi Freedman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

Hurricane Sandy has reminded me to show more gratitude during my life after 50.

Reading by Headlamp

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I love reading more than I like hot showers and cold milk, and way more than I like vacuuming or even a clean house. But we all need reminding, now and then, and Sandy sent the message home.

Power Restoration: Why It Seems to Take So Long

Dr. Thomas D. Phelan | Posted 01.02.2013 | New York
Dr. Thomas D. Phelan

It's no simple matter to bring emergency personnel to restore the power. Unlike human services, such as sheltering and food service, utility restoration requires specially trained, highly skilled workers who must work in hazardous conditions.

Man on the Moon in Manhattan

Charlie Carillo | Posted 11.01.2012 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Like millions of lower Manhattan residents, I've been without power since Hurricane Sandy hit. Nobody can reach me. No texts, no phone calls, no e-mails, no tweets, no nothing. It feels wonderful to be totally out of touch.

What to Eat and Do With Your Food When the Power Goes Out?

Claudia Castillo | Posted 02.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Claudia Castillo

Assess what you have and make due with what you find. Look for your canned beans, soups, tuna, and crackers. These are probably some of your healthier options.

Roshan Tara Lights the World

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

There are 1.5 billion of us whose lives are circumscribed by the movements of the sun, though we know how to harness that same energy to allow for the flourishing of productivity and the human spirit. We can do better.

I Live in a Refrigerator

Myra Demeter | Posted 12.10.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

I live in a refrigerator. Actually, I live in a house with five men -- four of them are my grown sons and one is my husband. They are hot. They are big, strapping men. They need air conditioning -- and they need it blowing hard.

David Blaine Reveals 'Electrified' Is Most Dangerous Stunt Yet (Exclusive Video)

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Blaine has taken on a variety of insane feats in his career, from hanging upside-down for 60 hours in New York's Central Park to freezing himself in a block of ice. But he's never done anything like this.

Plug Into Your Lower Self!

Doug Binzak | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

Of course most of us have a vague understanding that for our own safety, when it comes to dealing with high-voltage situations, it is critical to "ground" the electricity. The primary purpose of this is, in fact, to reduce the risk of serious electric shock.

'Green News Report' - September 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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'Green News Report' - September 18, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.18.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S...

When Worlds Collide: Nukes vs. Climate

Kelly Rigg | Posted 11.16.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Japan's weaker climate targets are not set in stone -- we can and should push to accelerate the renewables revolution in Japan and elsewhere. In other words, to build the political will for a future in which our families are safe, healthy and prosperous.

'Green News Report' - September 13, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.13.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

o TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODA...

Entergy Blames Slow-Moving Isaac for Its Contractor Glitches

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

How did Isaac stack up against past hurricanes? The slow-moving storm, with its rain and strong winds, damaged power grids across Louisiana, according to Entergy. Hall said "for New Orleans, Isaac was the second biggest storm in terms of customer outages after Katrina."

Will the U.S. Face Blackouts as Electricity Generation Suffers in Drought?

John C.K. Daly | Posted 11.07.2012 | Green
John C.K. Daly

As consumers fret about the inevitable rise in food prices, the drought is unveiling another, darker threat to the American lifestyle, as it is now threatening electricity supplies. It's time for serious national discussion about renewable energy.

WATCH: Rare Type Of Lightning Finally Captured On Film

Posted 08.17.2012 | Science

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 08/15/2012 05:16 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet Sprites are reddish, ultrafast bursts of electricity that are ...

Keeping the Lights on in New York State

Jerry Kremer | Posted 10.15.2012 | New York
Jerry Kremer

Domestic energy production reduces our reliance on foreign fuel sources and bolster our national security. Unfortunately, collective opposition to every new form of energy threatens the reliability and affordability of our electricity supply.

In the Middle of a Drought, We Are 'Burning' Our Rivers

Mary Jo Kilroy | Posted 10.14.2012 | Green
Mary Jo Kilroy

For every gallon of residential water used, five times more than that will be used to provide that home with electricity produced by fossil fuel plants or hydropower.

The End of Electricity?

Carl Pope | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

The world's information technology leader is the world's energy intelligence laggard.

One Nation's Electricity Going 100% Solar

A. Siegel | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

Certain islands are particularly appropriate for the introduction of renewable energy systems to displace oil.

Humanitarian Disaster From Electricity Crisis Grows in Coalfields, As Coal Baron Entertains PGA Golf Tour, Rock Stars

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

An estimated 90 Appalachian Power distribution substations were toppled last week. Since then, residents have attempted to fend off brutal summer temperatures without electricity, along with shortages of food, water and gas.

The Nuclear Power Conundrum

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, located in the very populous corridor between Los Angeles and San Diego, has been shuttered since January after it was discovered that damage to the steam tubes that carry radioactive water had led to a small leak of radioactive steam.

No, Natural Gas Is Not America's Future

John Farrell | Posted 09.03.2012 | Green
John Farrell

Big, centrist, statesmanlike leadership isn't found in last century's energy sources. We aren't going to frack our way to a cleaner, brighter future. We need a bold, 21st century vision for energy.

Washington's Long, Dark Lesson in Powerlessness

Tamar Abrams | Posted 09.01.2012 | DC
Tamar Abrams

Just as the major currency of Hollywood is fame, here in the Washington area we deal in power: Who has it? How much? On the last day of June, many of us were reminded of what it means to be completely powerless -- literally.

1.21 Gigawatts! U.S. Finally in the Clean Energy Game

John Farrell | Posted 08.22.2012 | Green
John Farrell

In the past five years, a new U.S. renewable energy policy has quietly grown more popular, enabling enough solar power (1.21 gigawatts!) to send Michael J. Fox Back to the Future.