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Weather Blog: Minnesota Tornado Season (WCCO )
With no recorded tornadoes in Minnesota history in the months of December,
January and February, according to the Minnesota Climatology Working Group,
you might say that Friday (Nov. 30) marks an unofficial end of tornado season
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Railroad will allow track, signal tests in Texas crash probe (Reuters)
SAN ANGELO, Texas (Reuters) - The Union Pacific Railroad will allow attorneys
representing victims of a train crash that killed four wounded U.S. military
veterans in Texas to conduct their own tests of tracks, signals and a
locomotive horn, a lawyer for the victims said on Friday.
Pics Aplenty: Meet the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra [w/poll] (Autoblog)
Filed under: Detroit Auto Show, Truck, Chevrolet, GM, GMC, Off-Road
Today was a pretty big day for General Motors, debuting the all-new Chevrolet
Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty pickup trucks ahead of their official
showcase at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. And now that the dust has settled at
GM's big reveal event, we've had a chance to snap dozens of photos of the new
pickup pair from every angle.
We already told you the important bits earlier today (click here in case you
missed it), but let's recap. Under the hood are three new engines - a
4.3-liter V6, 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8 (you know, a version of the small-
block that'll also be found under the hood of the C7 Corvette), all mated to
six-speed automatic transmissions. The 2014 model year marks the return of the
Z71 off-road package with Rancho shocks, front tow hooks and beefier underbody
protection. Inside, there's a host of new technology and a greater focus on
better quality and refinement.
Some of the nitty-gritty specifics (like engine output numbers and fuel
economy) have yet to be revealed, and since we haven't driven the finished
products yet, it's hard ...
Maine's Wind Power Production Falling Short Of Goals, But Hopes Are High For The Future (Huffington post)
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Wind power generated in Maine is now producing nearly
500 megawatts, enough to supply the average needs of 175,000 households.
However, it's still well short of the state's goal for wind generation by
But new projects that are in conceptual stages, under regulatory review or
approved but facing challenges could catapult the state to half of its wind-
power goal of 2,000 megawatts by 2015. The Legislature has set that goal for
installed wind power capacity, along with 3,000 megawatts by 2020.
Maine's operating wind power plants have a capacity to produce 468 megawatts
online now, according to figures from the state Department of Environmental
Protection, which regulates grid-scale projects in Maine's Unorganized