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05/05/2016 09:35 AM
Mayors from big cities around globe push climate initiatives

Mayors from big cities around globe push climate initiativesThe mayors of major cities from around the world are banding together to fight global warming by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy. That ...

05/05/2016 09:18 AM
New evacuations around fire-struck Fort McMurray in energy heartland

A helicopter flies into thick smoke while battling a major forest fire outside of Fort McMurrayBy Rod Nickel ANZAC, Alberta (Reuters) - A massive wildfire near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, that has grown to five times its initial size has spread south, forcing more evacuations on Thursday after 88,000 people fled the city in the nation's energy heartland. The weather forecast has called for cooler temperatures and possible rain, offering hope that controlling the blaze could become easier.Map of the Fort McMurray fire - ( Late Wednesday, flames fanned south from Fort McMurray, the main city in Canada's oil sands region. Officials issued mandatory evacuation orders for the Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates and Fort McMurray First Nation communities, located about 50 km (31 miles) south of the battered city.

05/05/2016 08:09 AM
Exxon, fighting climate change charges, plans fuel cell venture

A sign is seen in front of the Exxonmobil Baton Rouge Refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.By Ernest Scheyder HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp, which has been fighting accusations it misled investors and the public for years about the risks of climate change, said on Thursday it will expand a research project with FuelCell Energy Inc that aims to cut the cost of collecting carbon emissions from power plants. The companies hope to use fuel cells, rather than exhaust scrubbers, the industry standard, to capture emissions from natural gas-fired plants and at the same time generate electricity. Exxon has announced several alternative energy projects in recent years.

05/04/2016 09:15 PM
Clinton calls Trump a 'loose cannon,' risky choice for president

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in AthensU.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton took quick aim at presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying the United States should not take a risk on an unreliable candidate. "He is a loose cannon, and loose cannons tend to misfire," Clinton said in an interview with CNN, citing Trump stances including an allegation that climate change was a Chinese hoax. Clinton, a former secretary of state, said Trump would have to offer policy specifics in ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election and criticized him for his positions on issues including nuclear weapons and abortion.

05/04/2016 08:33 PM
Top Asian News 12:33 a.m. GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's election campaign will officially start soon with climate change policy and union corruption in the national building industry shaping into key battlegrounds for the July 2 poll. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Wednesday that he was likely to visit Governor-General Peter Cosgrove this weekend to lock down the date and officially start the election campaign. A heartening historical fact for Turnbull is that no Australian federal government has lost power after a single three-year term since the tumultuous early years of the Great Depression. But Australia is now in an extraordinary era of political volatility as it grapples to diversify an economy that thrived on a mining boom that has gone bust.
05/04/2016 07:01 PM
Game over: Windows 10 update crashes pro gamer’s broadcast session on Twitch

Game over: Windows 10 update crashes pro gamer’s broadcast session on TwitchSorry, Microsoft, but sometimes Windows 10 can just get annoying. More specifically, the update process could use an extra dose of finesse so that customers aren’t totally surprised when the platform decides it’s time to update no matter what’s going on. Case in point: a recent streaming session on Twitch of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that abruptly ended when Windows 10 decided to update. At the time, the session was being streamed by full-time pro gamer Erik “fl0m” Flom to more than 130,000 followers. At around eight hours and 54 minutes into the session, he grouped with his partners, pulled out a knife, and began to follow them when the screen suddenly turned blue, flashing the “restarting” icon. In the bottom-left corner windows, you can see his lit face hanging on to a dropped jaw. Related:  Latest Windows 10 build improves Cortana, command prompt and battery life After that, Windows 10’s blue screen message said that a configuration was underway, and to not turn off the computer. His mouth was still wide open during the process, and he finally sat back back and yelled, “What???” with a disbelieving grin. Eventually, he scratched his forehead in frustration. “Alright, guys. Well, uh, this is pretty neat. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?? HOW DID THIS HAPP  …  fuck you, Windows 10! ” fl0m yelled while giving the computer screen two middle fingers. “Alright, maybe we’ll see if we can get this back. Hurry up! Fuck! Oh my god, you have one job PC! I turned off everything!” The rants kept rolling on as the computer slowly configured Windows 10, and fl0m finally began to sing to the computer when the percentage began to rapidly jump up into the 80s and 90s. Once the configuring was complete, the audience got a “no signal” screen save for the little window showing fl0m dancing in his seat and waiting to get back into the game. After a bit of waiting, fl0m turned the camera to reveal the computer screen showing the dreaded Windows 10 update circle. You can’t hear anything he said (the audio went out), but he sat there laughing from embarrassment (presumably) and comments made by viewers. Given that it seemingly takes years for Windows 10 to apply a major update, he finally rose from his seat, brought his dog to the screen, and terminated the session three minutes after the ninth hour. This isn’t the first time Windows 10 has interrupted a broadcast. CBS-based channel KCCI 8 of Des Moines, Iowa, had to deal with the Windows 10 upgrade nag window while meteorologist Metinka Slater provided a live update on thunderstorms rolling into the state. The nag window popped up over her Live Super Doppler 8 radar screen, requesting that she upgrade now. “Microsoft recommends upgrading to Windows 10,” she declared with a grin while facing the viewing audience. “What should I do? Don’t you love it when that pops up?” The meteorologist immediately switched to a different view source to continue her weather coverage, but then had trouble with the clicker and blamed Windows 10. “It’s that Windows 10, right? That’s what people are going to say!” Obviously, the TV station isn’t running Windows 10 so the nag window to upgrade continuously reminds the company of Microsoft’s new flagship (and highly pushed) platform, even during live TV. As for fl0m’s dilemma on Twitch, we’re betting he may be running an Insider Preview build that doesn’t play nice when it’s time to update the system. For the general consumer, they will have to endure a big (but free) update later this summer when Microsoft outs the Anniversary Update upgrade for Windows 10. Once it’s installed, customers will be able to tell Windows 10 when they’re most active on the PC so the platform doesn’t decide to update and reboot during that time frame… finally! Also watch: Shadow of the Beast Reboot Includes Original Amiga Game Please enable Javascript to watch this video

05/04/2016 06:11 PM
Trenton police beef up patrol for warmer weather

Trenton police beef up patrol for warmer weatherWith warmer weather on the way, Trenton police say they're beefing up their foot patrols. It's all part of an attempt to cut back on crime and violence.

05/04/2016 05:55 PM
Weather With Webb: 2016 warm summer outlook

05/04/2016 05:22 PM
Did humans provide the tinder for massive Alberta wildfires?
The entire city of Fort McMurray in northern Alberta, Canada, has been evacuated as massive wildfires sweep through the region. Over 80,000 Fort McMurray residents evacuated the city on Tuesday night, fleeing flames brought on by climate conditions this spring, making the evacuation the largest on record in Canadian history. Although it is still just early May, Alberta has experienced hot and dry weather conditions this spring that experts say contribute to wildfire risk. The last big fire that happened in Alberta occurred in 2011, according to UCLA wildfire expert Glen MacDonald.

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