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EXPLAINER: A deep dive into risks for undersea cables, pipes

Sep. 30, 2022 08:38 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Deep under water, the pipes and cables that carry the modern world's lifeblood — energy and information — are out of sight and largely out of mind. Until, that is, something goes catastrophically wrong. The suspected sabotage this week of gas pipelines that tied...

For Russia's Putin, military and diplomatic pressures mount

Sep. 17, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin mounted on the battlefield and in the halls of global power as Ukrainian troops pushed their counteroffensive Saturday to advance farther into Ukraine's partly recaptured northeast. Western officials and analysts...

New Mexico launches food drive for wildfire victims

Sep. 14, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Wednesday launched a campaign to replenish meat supplies for residents who lost their homes or were forced to evacuate due to a historic wildfire sparked by the federal government. Many residents in rural parts of northern New Mexico depend on...

As data centers proliferate, neighbors knock the noise

Sep. 13, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — In a universe of cloud computing, northern Virginia might be in a perpetual fog. More of the data centers that feed the cloud are clustered in the region outside the nation's capital than anywhere else in the world. As cloud computing — which...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Sep. 06, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. September 1, 2022. Editorial: Hey Kansas Chiefs fans: Will you be more concerned about your bets than the team now? Kansas formally enters the sports wagering world Thursday, with a “soft launch” of state-sponsored, privately-operated betting on...

Ukraine says nuclear plant offline after Russian shelling

Sep. 05, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Europe’s largest nuclear plant was knocked off Ukraine's electricity grid Monday, its last transmission line disconnected because of a fire caused by shelling, the facility’s operator and the U.N. atomic watchdog said. The International Atomic Energy Agency...

Energy problems in Ukraine and Europe take center stage

Sep. 04, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Energy problems plagued Ukraine and Europe as much of the Russian-occupied region that's home to a largely crippled nuclear power plant was reported temporarily in blackout Sunday. Only one of six reactors at the Zaporizhzhia facility was connected to the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 02, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. September 1, 2022. Editorial: It will take more than one day of recognition to stop CT’s growing opioid epidemic It should draw the attention of every adult in Connecticut to know that Fiona Cullinan Firine said, “my son didn’t stand a...

Maine supreme court breathes new life into power project

Aug. 30, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court on Tuesday breathed new life into a $1 billion transmission line to serve as conduit for Canadian hydropower, ruling there was merit in developers’ claims that a referendum rebuking the project was unconstitutional. The Supreme...

'We're back, baby': New bill boosts US climate credibility

Aug. 10, 2022 05:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a moment when hopes dimmed that the United States could become an international leader on climate change, legislation that Congress is poised to approve could rejuvenate the country’s reputation and bolster its efforts to push other nations to reduce greenhouse gas...