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IBM uses big data to get smarter on energy

Aug 15, 2013
How the company translates tidal waves of real time data to make renewable energy plants more efficient by predicting the weather.
Posted In: IBM, renewable energy, big data, weather

Power grid is tested by heat wave: Will it pass?

Jul 18, 2013
A heat wave covering the Midwest and Northeast is expected to peak today -- and with it, demand for electricity to power air conditioning. People may be asked to conserve, but power grids expect they'll meet demand.
Posted In: energy, electricity, power grid, weather

Tobacco crop threatened by excessive rain in Kentucky, Georgia

Jul 15, 2013
Tobacco is a drought resistant plant. But this year, the weather has been anything but dry in major tobacco growing states like Kentucky, North Carolina and Georgia.
Posted In: Agriculture, farming, weather, kentucky, Georgia

High temps hurt economy, outside of Death Valley

Jul 1, 2013
What’s the temperature tolerance to fly a plane? At what degree point does the power grid start shutting down?
Posted In: weather, Phoenix, what's the temperature, how hot is it, Heat

Weather forecasts get a design makeover

Jun 18, 2013
We are getting better at predicting the weather. Still, if prediction is half the battle, presentation is the other half.
Posted In: weather, app, design

Can money and planning stop future flooding in Europe?

Jun 11, 2013
Residents of Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and beyond are still wading through high waters today. Severe flooding has led to the deaths of at least 24 people.
Posted In: flood, Europe, weather

What will it take to make tornado prediction better?

May 21, 2013
Prediction for tornadoes like the one in Moore, Okla., has gotten pretty good. Building thousands of new radar stations would make it better.
Posted In: tornado, weather, Science

PODCAST: Weather to blame for low Walmart sales; Angelina Jolie surgery boosts film about breast cancer

May 16, 2013
Walmart sales are down and so are housing starts, but the weather could be to blame. Plus, a small film about breast cancer research gets an unexpected boost from Angelina Jolie's preventive mastectomy.
Posted In: Economy, weather, Cannes, Mexico

Airlines react to Northeast storm, thousands of flights cancelled

Feb 8, 2013
The nation’s airlines are slashing flights by the minute in anticipation of Northeast’s winter weather. United, which has a hub at Newark Liberty International, led the cancellation race; Delta was second.
Posted In: Airlines, weather

Does The Weather Channel benefit from blizzards?

Feb 8, 2013
The Northeast is expected to be hammered by a winter storm of 'historic' proportions. Many are bracing for the worst, but some businesses think snowmageddon is snowtacular.
Posted In: media, weather, Weather Channel

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