Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The Energy News Digest for August 17, 2022

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HOTSHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

California Interior Swelters; Electricity Conservation Urged (Associated Press)

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2022-08-16/california-interior-to-experience-high-heat

U.S. Spares Western States from Colorado River Water Cuts - For Now (Reuters)

https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/us-western-states-deadlocked-cutting-colorado-river-use-2022-08-16/

President Biden Signs $740 Billion Tax, Climate & Health Care Bill into Law (Axios)

https://www.axios.com/2022/08/16/biden-reconciliation-inflation-reduction-act

Will Federal Climate Legislation Help Reopen Ferndale Aluminum Plant? (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/will-federal-climate-legislation-help-reopen-ferndale-aluminum-plant/

Wind Energy Boom & Golden Eagles Collide in the U.S. West (Associated Press)

https://apnews.com/article/science-wyoming-eagles-climate-and-environment-294161a39e84ac1e102d22a4c342b298

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (See Stories Below)

1.      California Interior Swelters; Electricity Conservation Urged

2.      The West’s Historic Drought Is Threatening Hydropower at Hoover Dam

3.      How the Western Drought Is Pushing the Power Grid to the Brink

4.      Surging Gas-Fired Power Demand Propels Southern California Spot Gas Prices to Fresh Highs

5.      Will Federal Climate Legislation Help Reopen Ferndale Aluminum Plant?

6.      Pend Oreille PUD Agrees to Contract with Cascade Digital Mining, LLC

7.      Conclusion of Round 13 of Columbia River Treaty Negotiations

8.      Utility Leaders Hail Clean Energy Tax Incentives as House Sends Historic Climate Bill to Biden’s Desk

9.      Electric Utilities Around the U.S. are Running Out of Transformers

10.   Nuclear Energy Company Co-Founded by Bill Gates Raises $750 Million, One of the Largest Rounds in Seattle Tech History

11.   Germany Mulls Postponing Nuclear Exit

12.   Podcast Pronouncement: FERC Chair Richard Glick! Featured in Part 4 of Our Electric Market Enthusiasm Series

13.   Wind Energy Boom & Golden Eagles Collide in the U.S. West

14.   Idaho: Minidoka Commissioners Go on Record Opposing the Lava Ridge Wind Project

15.   Wind Power Gets a Boost from Government. But It Faces Challenges from Landowners

16.   Construction of Alaska’s Largest Solar Project Gets Underway in Houston

17.   DOE Outlines Challenges for Wind. Will the Inflation Reduction Act Help?

18.   EIA Expects Renewables to Account for 22% of U.S. Electricity Generation in 2022

19.   Can Renewables & Energy Justice Coexist? What DOE Found.

20.   How a Camping Trip Led to One of Central Oregon’s Biggest Companies

21.   California: Fishing & Conservation Groups Sue FERC Over ‘Fish-Killing’ Potter Valley Project

22.   River Chief Imprisoned for Fishing Fights Over Sacred Rights

23.   U.S. Spares Western States from Colorado River Water Cuts - For Now

24.   WA State: What the Nooksack River’s Climate Tailspin Means for People & Fish

25.   Alaska Bill Establishes New State Broadband Office

26.   Blaine County Among 4 Idaho Counties Receiving Funds for Better Internet Access

27.   Washington State University Expanding Broadband Access & Equity Across State

28.   Senators Want to Tap U.S. Electric Grid for Broadband Rollouts

29.   Leveraging Smart Grid Upgrades for Broadband Buildout

30.   Frustration for Electric Car Drivers: Finding a Charger That Works

31.   The Electric Vehicle Charger That Drops from the Sky

32.   President Biden Signs $740 Billion Tax, Climate & Health Care Bill into Law

33.   The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 – Summary of Energy & Climate Provisions

34.   Third La Niña Winter Might Be Headed for Seattle

WORD OF THE DAY

Posthaste \POHST-HAYST\ Adverb – With all possible speed.

“I want those orders for Barry Manilow CDs placed posthaste,” shouted the floor manager, glowering at his under-twenty crowd of warehouse employees. “Golly,” squeaked one, “I thought that was a euphemism for a marshmallow and berry flavored treat, nor music!”

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

1.      California Interior Swelters; Electricity Conservation Urged (Associated Press)

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2022-08-16/california-interior-to-experience-high-heat

2.      The West’s Historic Drought Is Threatening Hydropower at Hoover Dam (Cable News Network)

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/08/16/us/hoover-dam-hydropower-drought-climate/index.html?utm_medium=email

3.      How the Western Drought Is Pushing the Power Grid to the Brink (Vox)

https://www.vox.com/23292669/drought-2022-power-energy-grid-lake-mead-climate-heat-hoover-dam

4.      Surging Gas-Fired Power Demand Propels Southern California Spot Gas Prices to Fresh Highs (S&P Global)

https://www.spglobal.com/commodityinsights/en/market-insights/latest-news/natural-gas/081522-surging-gas-fired-power-demand-propels-southern-california-spot-gas-prices-to-fresh-highs

5.      Will Federal Climate Legislation Help Reopen Ferndale Aluminum Plant? (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/will-federal-climate-legislation-help-reopen-ferndale-aluminum-plant/

6.      Pend Oreille PUD Agrees to Contract with Cascade Digital Mining, LLC (KXLY-TV, Spokane, WA)

https://www.kxly.com/pend-oreille-pud-agrees-to-contract-with-cascade-digital-mining-llc/

7.      Conclusion of Round 13 of Columbia River Treaty Negotiations (U.S. Department of State)

https://www.state.gov/conclusion-of-round-13-of-columbia-river-treaty-negotiations/

8.      Utility Leaders Hail Clean Energy Tax Incentives as House Sends Historic Climate Bill to Biden’s Desk (Utility Dive)

https://www.utilitydive.com/news/Congress-clean-energy-tax-climate-inflation-reduction-act/629643/

9.      Electric Utilities Around the U.S. are Running Out of Transformers (Route Fifty)

https://www.route-fifty.com/infrastructure/2022/08/electric-utilities-around-us-are-running-out-transformers/375934/

10.   Nuclear Energy Company Co-Founded by Bill Gates Raises $750 Million, One of the Largest Rounds in Seattle Tech History (Geekwire)

https://www.geekwire.com/2022/nuclear-energy-company-co-founded-by-bill-gates-raises-750m-one-of-the-largest-rounds-in-seattle-tech-history/

11.   Germany Mulls Postponing Nuclear Exit (Power Magazine)

https://www.powermag.com/germany-is-mulling-a-postponed-nuclear-exit/

SOAPBOX SERENADE – VOX POPULI

12.   Podcast Pronouncement: FERC Chair Richard Glick! Featured in Part 4 of Our Electric Market Enthusiasm Series (Public Power Underground)

https://publicpowerunderground.substack.com/p/ferc-chair-richard-glick-featured?

RENEWABLE ENERGY & SELF STORAGE

13.   Wind Energy Boom & Golden Eagles Collide in the U.S. West (Associated Press)

https://apnews.com/article/science-wyoming-eagles-climate-and-environment-294161a39e84ac1e102d22a4c342b298

14.   Idaho: Minidoka Commissioners Go on Record Opposing the Lava Ridge Wind Project (Twin Falls Times-News, ID)

https://magicvalley.com/news/local/minidoka-commissioners-go-on-record-opposing-the-lava-ridge-wind-project/article_b1aa3a14-1cea-11ed-8481-b3645bfa4239.html

15.   Wind Power Gets a Boost from Government. But It Faces Challenges from Landowners (National Public Radio)

https://www.npr.org/2022/08/15/1117607516/wind-power-challenges-landowners-fed

16.   Construction of Alaska’s Largest Solar Project Gets Underway in Houston (Anchorage Daily News, AK)

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/mat-su/2022/08/16/construction-of-alaskas-largest-solar-project-gets-underway-in-houston/

17.   DOE Outlines Challenges for Wind. Will the Inflation Reduction Act Help? (E&E News)

https://www.eenews.net/articles/doe-outlines-challenges-for-wind-will-the-ira-help/

18.   EIA Expects Renewables to Account for 22% of U.S. Electricity Generation in 2022 (U.S. Energy Information Administration)

https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=53459

19.   Can Renewables & Energy Justice Coexist? What DOE Found. (Politico Pro – Subscription)

https://subscriber.politicopro.com/article/eenews/2022/08/16/researchers-ask-what-wind-and-solar-siting-patterns-mean-for-energy-justice-00049342

20.   How a Camping Trip Led to One of Central Oregon’s Biggest Companies (Bend Bulletin, OR)

https://www.bendbulletin.com/business/how-a-camping-trip-led-to-one-of-central-oregon-s-biggest-companies/article_e6f5d912-19cf-11ed-8eb7-aff2b536bed0.html

FISH & WILDLIFE

21.   California: Fishing & Conservation Groups Sue FERC Over ‘Fish-Killing’ Potter Valley Project (Mendocino Voice, CA)

https://mendovoice.com/2022/08/fishing-and-conservation-groups-sue-ferc-over-fish-killing-potter-valley-project/

22.   River Chief Imprisoned for Fishing Fights Over Sacred Rights (Olympian, WA – Paywall Advisory)

https://www.theolympian.com/news/nation-world/national/article264550921.html

WATER, WATER, ANYWHERE?

23.   U.S. Spares Western States from Colorado River Water Cuts - For Now (Reuters)

https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/us-western-states-deadlocked-cutting-colorado-river-use-2022-08-16/

24.   WA State: What the Nooksack River’s Climate Tailspin Means for People & Fish (Crosscut Seattle)

https://crosscut.com/environment/2022/08/what-nooksack-rivers-climate-tailspin-means-people-and-fish

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

25.   Alaska Bill Establishes New State Broadband Office (Government Technology)

https://www.govtech.com/network/alaska-bill-establishes-new-state-broadband-office

26.   Blaine County Among 4 Idaho Counties Receiving Funds for Better Internet Access (KMVT-TV, Twin Falls, ID)

https://www.kmvt.com/2022/08/15/blaine-county-among-4-idaho-counties-receiving-funds-better-internet-access/

27.   Washington State University Expanding Broadband Access & Equity Across State (KNDO/KNDU-TV, Yakima & Tri-Cities, WA)

https://www.nbcrightnow.com/news/wsu-expanding-broadband-access-and-equity-across-state/article_75899ccc-1ca5-11ed-9196-2391c342f81e.html

28.   Senators Want to Tap U.S. Electric Grid for Broadband Rollouts (Fierce Telecom)

https://www.fiercetelecom.com/telecom/senators-want-tap-us-electric-grid-broadband-rollouts

29.   Leveraging Smart Grid Upgrades for Broadband Buildout (GCN)

https://gcn.com/cloud-infrastructure/2022/08/leveraging-smart-grid-upgrades-broadband-buildout/375915/

I SING THE CAR ELECTRIC

30.   Frustration for Electric Car Drivers: Finding a Charger That Works (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/frustration-for-electric-car-drivers-finding-a-charger-that-works/

31.   The Electric Vehicle Charger That Drops from the Sky (E&E News)

https://www.eenews.net/articles/the-ev-charger-that-drops-from-the-sky/

OTHER THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT TODAY

32.   President Biden Signs $740 Billion Tax, Climate & Health Care Bill into Law (Axios)

https://www.axios.com/2022/08/16/biden-reconciliation-inflation-reduction-act

33.   The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 – Summary of Energy & Climate Provisions (JD Supra)

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/the-inflation-reduction-act-of-2022-1496322/

34.   Third La Niña Winter Might Be Headed for Seattle (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/weather/is-a-colder-than-average-third-la-nina-winter-in-store-for-seattle/

ALLIGATORS IN THE SEWER – DIVERSIONS

Couple Celebrates $360 Win in Washington Lottery — But They Missed a Few Zeroes

https://www.theolympian.com/news/state/washington/article264566496.html

Why One Oregonian Is Traveling from Eugene to San Francisco by Skateboard

https://www.opb.org/article/2022/08/16/why-one-oregonian-is-traveling-from-eugene-to-san-francisco-by-skateboard/

Northern Lights May Be Visible in Western Washington Thru Thursday Night

https://mynorthwest.com/3598815/northern-lights-may-be-visible-in-western-washington-thru-thursday-night/

Man Finds Rare Purple Pearl in His Clam at Delaware Restaurant

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/08/17/pearl-clam-Salt-Air-Rehoboth-Beach-Delaware/1291660767300/

SONG OF THE DAY

Journey – Lights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlYhoFVogFo

Monday, August 15, 2022

The Energy News Digest for August 15, 2022

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HOTSHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

California Could Lend Pacific Gas & Electric $1.4 Billion to Save Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant (Los Angeles Times, CA – Paywall Advisory)

https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-08-12/california-could-lend-pg-e-1-4-billion-to-save-the-diablo-canyon-nuclear-plant

As Temperatures Rise, California Power Grid Manager Tells Generators to Keep Plants Humming (Sacramento Bee, CA – Paywall Advisory)

https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/article264462836.html

WA State: Grant PUD Considering Wanapum Dam Embankment Analysis (Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, WA)

https://columbiabasinherald.com/news/2022/aug/11/grant-pud-considering-wanapum-dam-embankment-analy/

Ruling Clouds Future of Southeast Alaska King Salmon Fishery (Associated Press)

https://news.yahoo.com/ruling-clouds-future-southeast-alaska-192229871.html

FCC Cancels $886 Million in Funding for SpaceX’s Starlink (PC Magazine)

https://www.pcmag.com/news/fcc-cancels-886-million-in-funding-for-spacexs-starlink

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (See Stories Below)

1.      California Could Lend Pacific Gas & Electric $1.4 Billion to Save Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

2.      As Temperatures Rise, California Power Grid Manager Tells Generators to Keep Plants Humming

3.      WA State: Grant PUD Considering Wanapum Dam Embankment Analysis

4.      WA State: Seattle City Light Proposes Rate Increases for 2023, 2024 as Customer Debt Mounts

5.      WA State: Okanogan PUD Backs Process for Potential Enloe Dam Removal Study

6.      Judge Revives Obama-Era Ban on Coal Sales from U.S. Lands

7.      U.S. Utility Survey Suggests Industry Mulling Additions of 90 GW of New Nuclear

8.      Spotlight on Alaska – Waterpower Opportunities Abound

9.      Report: Rural Electric Cooperatives Lack Women, Minorities in Elected Positions

10.   Guest Essay, Steve Wright: Coordination Between Utilities & Crypto Miners — When Does It Make Sense?

11.   The Cost of Green Energy: The Nation’s Biggest Lithium Mine May Be Going Up on a Site Sacred to Native Americans

12.   ‘The Sacrifice Zone’: Myanmar Bears Cost of Green Energy

13.   Ruling Clouds Future of Southeast Alaska King Salmon Fishery

14.   Excitement in British Columbia Indigenous Communities as Salmon Get Past Fraser River Slide Zone

15.   WA State: $855 Million Fish Passage Facility to Be Built at Hanson Dam Along Green River

16.   Conservationists, Bonneville Power Administration Aim to Wrap Up $5.5 Million Wildlife Restoration Project in Cathlamet by October

17.   Hatched to Be Wild: Why Tribes Are Pursuing a Controversial Salmon Recovery Strategy

18.   ‘If They Can’t Make It, None of Them Will.’ These Idaho Salmon May Hold Key to Survival

19.   Poland/Germany: Dead Fish in River Oder Spur Contamination Probe

20.   Tensions Grow Over Lack of a Water Deal for the Shrinking Colorado River

21.   ‘All Bad Options’ as Biden Administration Faces Western Water Crisis

22.   A ‘Megaflood’ in California Could Drop 100 Inches of Rain, Scientists Warn

23.   These Areas of WA State Are Likely to Get Hotter — But People Keep Moving There

24.   July 2022 Featured Hottest Nights in U.S. History

25.   Satellite Imagery Shows Antarctic Ice Shelf Crumbling Faster Than Thought

26.   FCC Cancels $886 Million in Funding for SpaceX’s Starlink

27.   Inaccurate Maps Are Delaying the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Broadband Funding

28.   Fast Fiber Networks Have Quietly Won the Broadband War

29.   New Technology Designed at PNNL Will Help Predict Storm Damage from Hurricanes, Climate Change

30.   Mid-Week Heatwave Forecast to Envelop Western WA

31.   Methane ‘Loophole’ Shows Risk of Gaming New U.S. Climate Bill

WORD OF THE DAY

Visage \VIZ-zedge\ Noun – 1: the face, countenance, or appearance of a person or sometimes an animal 2: aspect, appearance

Sidney hummed absently while brushing his teeth, unaware until it was too late that the medicine cabinet had swung open to reveal the jolly visage of his next-door neighbor, Chuck McCann. “Hi guy!” exclaimed Chuck, “fancy meeting you here after all these years.” MONA!

No. 94 on Drew Babb’s 100 Greatest TV Spots of All Time – Right Guard/”Mona”: God knows why we love this sad sack Sidney, standing at his bathroom sink crying out for his wife, Mona! (Wouldn’t you cry out too if your medicine cabinet opened into your neighbor’s bathroom?) Love the hail-fellow-well-met neighbor, played by Chuck McCann, who greets our schmoe with, Hi, Guy! This campaign pooled into a series in which we get to know Sidney’s wife and kid. And the neighbor’s kid, too.

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

1.      California Could Lend Pacific Gas & Electric $1.4 Billion to Save Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant (Los Angeles Times, CA – Paywall Advisory)

https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-08-12/california-could-lend-pg-e-1-4-billion-to-save-the-diablo-canyon-nuclear-plant

2.      As Temperatures Rise, California Power Grid Manager Tells Generators to Keep Plants Humming (Sacramento Bee, CA – Paywall Advisory)

https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/article264462836.html

3.      WA State: Grant PUD Considering Wanapum Dam Embankment Analysis (Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, WA)

https://columbiabasinherald.com/news/2022/aug/11/grant-pud-considering-wanapum-dam-embankment-analy/

4.      WA State: Seattle City Light Proposes Rate Increases for 2023, 2024 as Customer Debt Mounts (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattle-city-light-proposes-rate-increases-for-2023-2024-as-customer-debt-mounts/

5.      WA State: Okanogan PUD Backs Process for Potential Enloe Dam Removal Study (Methow Valley News, Twisp, WA)

https://methowvalleynews.com/2022/08/12/pud-backs-process-for-potential-enloe-dam-removal-study/

6.      Judge Revives Obama-Era Ban on Coal Sales from U.S. Lands (Associated Press)

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/montana/articles/2022-08-12/judge-revives-obama-era-ban-on-coal-sales-from-federal-lands

7.      U.S. Utility Survey Suggests Industry Mulling Additions of 90 GW of New Nuclear (Power Magazine)

https://www.powermag.com/u-s-utility-survey-suggests-industry-mulling-additions-of-90-gw-of-new-nuclear/

8.      Spotlight on Alaska – Waterpower Opportunities Abound (National Hydropower Association)

https://www.hydro.org/powerhouse/article/spotlight-on-alaska-waterpower-opportunities-abound/

9.      Report: Rural Electric Cooperatives Lack Women, Minorities in Elected Positions (The Daily Yonder)

https://dailyyonder.com/report-rural-electric-cooperatives-lack-women-minorities-in-elected-positions/2022/08/11/

SOAPBOX SERENADE – VOX POPULI

10.   Guest Essay, Steve Wright: Coordination Between Utilities & Crypto Miners — When Does It Make Sense? (Utility Dive)

https://www.utilitydive.com/news/coordination-between-utilities-and-crypto-miners-when-does-it-make-sense/629407/

RENEWABLE ENERGY & SELF STORAGE

11.   The Cost of Green Energy: The Nation’s Biggest Lithium Mine May Be Going Up on a Site Sacred to Native Americans (NBC News)

https://www.nbcnews.com/specials/the-cost-of-green-energy-the-nation-s-biggest-lithium-mine-may-be-going-up-on-a-site-sacred-to-native-americans/index.html

12.   ‘The Sacrifice Zone’: Myanmar Bears Cost of Green Energy (Associated Press)

https://apnews.com/article/technology-forests-myanmar-75df22e8d7431a6757ea4a426fbde94c

FISH & WILDLIFE

13.   Ruling Clouds Future of Southeast Alaska King Salmon Fishery (Associated Press)

https://news.yahoo.com/ruling-clouds-future-southeast-alaska-192229871.html

14.   Excitement in British Columbia Indigenous Communities as Salmon Get Past Fraser River Slide Zone (CTV News, Vancouver, BC)

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/excitement-in-b-c-indigenous-communities-as-salmon-get-past-fraser-river-slide-zone-1.6025359

15.   WA State: $855 Million Fish Passage Facility to Be Built at Hanson Dam Along Green River (Kent Reporter, WA)

https://www.kentreporter.com/news/855m-fish-passage-facility-to-be-built-at-hanson-dam-along-green-river/

16.   Conservationists, Bonneville Power Administration Aim to Wrap Up $5.5 Million Wildlife Restoration Project in Cathlamet by October (Longview Daily News, WA)

https://tdn.com/news/local/conservationists-bpa-aim-to-wrap-up-5-5m-wildlife-restoration-project-in-cathlamet-by-october/article_20c2b5ac-18bd-11ed-aae2-6793184526f1.html

17.   Hatched to Be Wild: Why Tribes Are Pursuing a Controversial Salmon Recovery Strategy (Columbian Insight)

https://columbiainsight.org/hatched-to-be-wild-why-tribes-are-pursuing-a-controversial-salmon-recovery-strategy/

18.   ‘If They Can’t Make It, None of Them Will.’ These Idaho Salmon May Hold Key to Survival (Phys.Org)

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-idaho-salmon-key-survival.html

ENVIRONMENTAL AFFLATUS – CLEAN UP ON AISLE THREE

19.   Poland/Germany: Dead Fish in River Oder Spur Contamination Probe (Reuters)

https://www.reuters.com/video/watch/idRCV00BC7S

WATER, WATER, ANYWHERE?

20.   Tensions Grow Over Lack of a Water Deal for the Shrinking Colorado River (Yahoo! News)

https://news.yahoo.com/tensions-grow-over-lack-water-120055499.html

21.   ‘All Bad Options’ as Biden Administration Faces Western Water Crisis (Yahoo! News)

https://news.yahoo.com/western-states-face-drastic-water-160000729.html

22.   A ‘Megaflood’ in California Could Drop 100 Inches of Rain, Scientists Warn (Washington Post – Paywall Advisory)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/08/12/megaflood-california-flood-rain-climate/

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

23.   These Areas of WA State Are Likely to Get Hotter — But People Keep Moving There (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/these-areas-of-wa-are-likely-to-get-hotter-but-people-keep-moving-there/

24.   July 2022 Featured Hottest Nights in U.S. History (Washington Post – Paywall Advisory)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/08/10/hottest-us-nights-july-climate/

25.   Satellite Imagery Shows Antarctic Ice Shelf Crumbling Faster Than Thought (Reuters)

https://www.reuters.com/world/satellite-imagery-shows-antarctic-ice-shelf-crumbling-faster-than-thought-2022-08-11/

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

26.   FCC Cancels $886 Million in Funding for SpaceX’s Starlink (PC Magazine)

https://www.pcmag.com/news/fcc-cancels-886-million-in-funding-for-spacexs-starlink

27.   Inaccurate Maps Are Delaying the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Broadband Funding (Engadget)

https://www.engadget.com/bipartisan-infrastructure-law-broadband-funding-delayed-180710457.html

28.   Fast Fiber Networks Have Quietly Won the Broadband War (C|Net News)

https://www.cnet.com/home/internet/fast-fiber-networks-have-quietly-won-the-broadband-war/

BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI – SEETHING STEW OF SCIENCE

29.   New Technology Designed at PNNL Will Help Predict Storm Damage from Hurricanes, Climate Change (Northwest News Network)

https://www.nwpb.org/2022/08/11/new-technology-designed-at-pnnl-will-help-predict-storm-damage-from-hurricanes-climate-change/

OTHER THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT TODAY

30.   Mid-Week Heatwave Forecast to Envelop Western WA (KIRO Broadcasting, Seattle, WA)

https://mynorthwest.com/3594815/mid-week-heatwave-forecasted-envelop-western-wa-90-degree-days/

31.   Methane ‘Loophole’ Shows Risk of Gaming New U.S. Climate Bill (Bloomberg News)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-10/methane-loophole-shows-risk-of-gaming-new-us-climate-bill

ALLIGATORS IN THE SEWER – DIVERSIONS

Meteor Likely ‘The Size of a Beach Ball’ Causes Sonic Boom Over Utah, Experts Say

https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/nation-world/national/article264499671.html

Disoriented Bear Cub Rescued in Turkey after Eating ‘Mad Honey’

https://news.yahoo.com/disoriented-bear-cub-rescued-turkey-164434919.html

Disney Guest Films ‘Torture’ of Being Stuck on It’s A Small World Ride for Over an Hour: ‘I Would’ve Lost My Mind’

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/riders-were-stuck-disney-small-204744286.html

Dog Rescued After Being Lost in Missouri Cave for up to 2 Months

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/08/15/dog-rescued-Missouri-cave-two-months/5661660592677/

SONG OF THE DAY

The Archies – Sugar Sugar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VL1fNXnGdU