Welcome To Alcatraz: One Of the Largest Microgrids In the United States

By ShareAmerica Microgrids are small-scale electricity grids that can power everything from university campuses in urban settings to buildings in hard-to-reach neighborhoods — like Alcatraz Island, in the San Francisco Bay. Alcatraz is famous for its high-security penitentiary. In its day, during
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Shipping Lane Changes Aim to Protect Whales off California Coast

Busy shipping lanes off the California coast, including routes that cross three national marine sanctuaries, will be adjusted to protect endangered whales from ship strikes. In November 2012, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which governs shipping worldwide, announced it had adopted three proposals to improve navigational safety (more...)