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People in both South American countries were unable to connect to the Internet or make overseas...
November 2013 has been declared as Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, a...
Electrical problems have stalled the planned opening this fall of the nation's new $1.7 billion...
A record-breaking storm that dumped 4 feet of snow in parts of western South Dakota left ranchers dealing with heavy losses, in some cases perhaps up to half their herds, as they assess how many of their cattle died during the unseasonably early blizzard. Meanwhile, utility companies were working to restore power to tens of thousands of people still without electricity.
Saints right tackle Zach Strief recalls sadness consuming him when he saw the Superdome go dark during the Super Bowl. Strief had settled permanently in New Orleans since being drafted by the Saints in 2006 — less than a year after Hurricane Katrina — and he understood the central role the rebuilt stadium had played in the city's regrowth.
Venezuelans expressed skepticism Wednesday on President Nicolas Maduro's claims that saboteurs caused a blackout that knocked out electricity in about 70 percent of the country, creating chaos in Caracas by interrupting subway service and snarling traffic. For many, no explanation was necessary: Government neglect and incompetence are to blame for blackouts that have plagued Venezuela for years while rarely affecting the capital.
A widespread power outage hit at least eight states in northeastern Brazil on Wednesday, including four cities that will host matches during football's World Cup next year, authorities said. About two hours after the outage, power was restored to all the state capitals, but smaller cities in the affected area were still without energy, according to the Electric Energy System Operator.
A giant wildfire raging out of control grew to nearly 200 square miles (518 sq. kilometers) and spread into Yosemite National Park on Friday, as California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for the city of San Francisco 150 miles (240 kilometers) away because of the threat to the city's utilities.
The Energy Department says personal information for about 14,000 past and current employees was compromised after the department's computers were hacked. Information such as Social Security numbers and names was disclosed in the attack, which occurred in late July.
One tool in the quest for ever-increasing reliability in power is the fuel cell. Fuel cells have been commercially available to communications network customers for a decade, with a number of suppliers providing products globally. Within early adopters, fuel cell usage has progressed from early trials to larger rollouts providing critical backup power to several hundred sites in a single network.
Gartner predicts that 70 percent of mobile professionals will use a personal device for work by 2018. Steve Durbin, a former vice president at Gartner who now serves as global vice president for the Information Security Forum (ISF), has seen the quest for enterprise security move its focus off of devices and toward bigger picture issues.
The cost of weather-related power outages is high and rising as storms grow more severe and the U.S. electric grid gets older, according to an Obama Administration report that calls for increased spending on the nation's electric power system.
The U.S. electrical grid is better managed and more flexible a decade after its largest blackout but remains vulnerable to increasingly extreme weather, cybersecurity threats, and stress caused by shifts in where and how power is produced.
Rocky Mountain Power says 37 power poles have fallen down in Salt Lake City's western suburbs. Utility spokesman David Eskelsen says he couldn't immediately attribute a cause to the problem but was hearing reports that possible microburst winds brought down the power poles.
Electricity was restored Wednesday to most of a Philippine province that was entirely cut off for more than 24 hours when the national power grid operator stopped its supply due to $93 million in unpaid bills. Shops had been closed and hospitals had been running on generators since Tuesday morning in Albay, a province of 1.2 million people.
Philadelphia has set a record for one-day rainfall as strong storms rolled through the region, causing flash flooding, power outages and airline cancellations. The deluge caused a power outage at Philadelphia International Airport, where some sections of Terminal A were still without power Monday.
Connecticut announced on Wednesday the first nine sites for the installation of small power stations that will keep electricity running during and immediately after major storms. The submarine base in Groton, the University of Hartford, Wesleyan University and police and fire stations around Connecticut are among the sites where microgrids will be installed.
Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s admission Monday that contaminated water containing radioactive substances has seeped from under the premises of its disaster-struck Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean came about a month after the problem surfaced. The company's slow action is making local fishermen increasingly distrustful of the utility.
One of Britain's most senior security officials has been assigned to review a cybersecurity center operated by Chinese company Huawei following concerns that the telecommunications firm can't be relied on to police its own systems.
Climate change and extreme weather already are causing disruptions in the U.S. energy supply that are likely to worsen as more intense storms, higher temperatures and more frequent droughts occur, the government says in a new report.
A British intelligence report said Wednesday that other nations are hiring hackers to launch attacks against their enemies, a trend it described as particularly worrying. Citing testimony from British eavesdropping agency GCHQ, the report described the mercenaries as "skilled cyber professionals undertaking attacks on diverse targets such as financial institutions and energy companies."
The heat is rising across the country. The high demands for electricity to keep cool are increasing the risk of areas experiencing blackouts or brownouts. Brownouts typically occur during heat waves due to heavy equipment coming online, short circuits or electrical companies decreasing voltage in order to meet the needs of peak time.
Officials have finally identified the culprit behind a 20-hour Internet and cellphone outage last week in northern New Mexico —an eager beaver. CenturyLink spokesman David Gonzales told The Associated Press on Friday that a hungry beaver chewed through the fiber line last week.
Crews have restored power to most of the 145,000 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers hit by a weekend outage that darkened a large part of California's Central Coast. An outage map on the company's website shows just one customer in Santa Maria remains without electricity early Monday morning.
Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) and The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB) announced a strategic alliance that will provide a technology and services solution to comprehensively understand and assess blackout risk in the United States. The technology will be used by insurers and reinsurers, commercial and industrial firms, and other businesses.
The plant has been closed since May of last year after the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ordered Honeywell to make the site able to withstand an earthquake or tornado. The regulators also wanted the company to revise its emergency response plans to natural disasters.
Interim President Nicolas Maduro charged that allies of Venezuela's opposition are sabotaging the country's power grid ahead of this month's presidential election. Maduro ordered the military to safeguard power stations across the country to prevent sabotage.
Responding to criticism after Superstorm Sandy, the National Hurricane Center said it would change the way it warns people about tropical storms that morph into something else. At the height of Sandy, as the hurricane knocked on the Northeast coast, forecasters at the center stopped issuing advisories and warnings.
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