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How an Explosion Turned New York’s Night Sky an Electric Blue

A transformer explosion in Queens sent an eerie blue light flooding the nighttime sky over New York City Thursday night, startling residents.

Mexico Beach is ‘wiped out’ by Hurricane Michael as other Florida cities are smashed

What used to be a gorgeous beachfront city now looks like an apocalyptic mess after Hurricane Michael shredded Mexico Beach, Florida.

Food Safety after a power outage

USDA tips: When in doubt, throw it out!

USDA offers Food Safety tips for areas affected by winter storms

Winter storms can present the possibility of power outages and flooding that can compromise the safety of stored food.

Was Atlantic winter storm 2018’s first cat event?

Winter storm losses include power outages, business interruption, spoiled food and damaged goods.

Museums are ready for the next natural disaster. Are you?

Coastal communities are reorienting and preparing for a world where they might be underwater at a moment’s notice.

Texas hit by Hurricane Harvey: what we know so far

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor, after swiftly gathering strength over the Gulf of Mexico. It made landfall as a category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 130mph (210km/h), making it the strongest hurricane to hit the US since the category 3 Wilma battered Florida in 2005. The ...

Industroyer: Biggest threat to industrial control systems since Stuxnet

The 2016 attack on Ukraine’s power grid that deprived part of its capital, Kiev, of power for an hour was caused by a cyberattack. ESET researchers have since analyzed samples of malware, detected by ESET as Win32/Industroyer, capable of performing exactly that type of attack. Industroyer is a particularly dangerous threat, since it is capable ...

Can a single malware take down an entire city’s power grid?

A malware which has the ability to take down a city's electrical and power grid has been detected. Named 'Industroyer', the malware was identified after an attack on Kiev in 2016. An analysis by ESET of the malware has found that it is capable of controlling electricity substation switches and circuit breakers directly. This is ...

Delays & cancellations continue at British Airways after a long weekend of disruption

British Airways is working to restore its computer systems after a power failure caused major disruption for thousands of passengers worldwide. The airline is "closer to full operational capacity" after an IT power cut resulted in mass flight cancellations at Heathrow and Gatwick. Thousands of passengers remain displaced, with large numbers sleeping overnight in terminals. ...

America’s first offshore wind energy makes landfall in Rhode Island

Offshore wind works for Block Island, where the economics of fossil fuels no longer makes sense. Can it also be a key part of the energy mix for the coastal U.S.? America's first offshore wind farm will connect today to Block Island, a small, pork chop-shaped landmass off the tip of Long Island. For Cliff ...

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