ASTRO BOB St. Pat's aurora update plus a pleasing lunar lineup tonight
The sun's wind of particles has been pounding Earth's defensive magnetic shield since early this morning. A magnificent display of auroras erupted in response. While hurricane winds can reach over 2... Posted on 3/17/13 at 7:10 PM
THE NEW FORTY Patience: EXPIRED.
There comes a time each year when my patience completely expires. It arrives at different times, but historically I don't make it more than a couple months into the new year before I exclaim to everyo... Posted on 2/20/13 at 11:12 PM
HOME IMPROVEMENT WITH ANDY LINDUS What is Affecting Your Roof’s Performance?
If you are wondering if your asphalt roof is getting past its peak, it probably is. Asphalt roofs are made to withstand lots of beatings from the weather, but over time the material will succumb to ... Posted on 11/26/12 at 1:42 PM
STORM TRACKER Measuring Snowfall
Measuring snow can often more art than science. On occasion the snow falls straight down and most of the reports in a small area are approximately the same. There is always going to be natural variati... Posted on 11/15/12 at 7:15 AM
A massive storm system raked the Southeast on Wednesday, spawning tornadoes and dangerous winds that overturned cars on a major Georgia interstate and demolished homes and businesses, killing at least two people.
David Goldman and Kate Brumback
, January 30, 2013
The outgoing Congress on Jan. 1 approved a one-year extension of a subsidy for wind power, giving a lift to an industry bracing for a drop in activity.
But despite the credit, the industry is still waiting to see how much new generation will be installed with the encouragement of the credit.
A last-minute, one-year extension of a wind energy subsidy could save thousands of jobs nationwide, according to an industry group, but officials in North Dakota are waiting to see what its effect will be on jobs here.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has approved permits necessary for the Black Oak and Getty wind farms near Sauk Centre. Black Oak Wind, a subsidiary of Geronimo Wind Energy, is planning a 42-megawatt farm near Getty Wind, a 40-megawatt, community-based wind project.
The fate of a tax credit that advocates say is needed to maintain tens of thousands of wind energy jobs will be decided during high-stakes, last-minute negotiations between President Obama and House Republicans over fiscal issues, officials said Tuesday.
Jeff Barnard and Nicholas Riccardi
, November 14, 2012
A North Dakota wind farm may have to monitor the area for whooping cranes for years to come, even though the endangered big birds haven't been spotted since the facility began operating in 2010, federal regulators said.
Dozens of wind turbine blades manufactured at Grand Forks’ LM Wind Power plant began a three-week journey to Brazil Friday. During the past two weeks, 60 blades were trucked to Duluth and loaded onto the 469-foot ship Alamosborg.
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