Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) announced on Dec. 3 that he will introduce a bill this month to designate central Colorado’s Browns Canyon as a national monument, with nearly half of that newly-protected land to be set aside as wilderness.
During Hurricane Sandy when the Atlantic coast was getting blasted with wind, rain and extensive power outages, the campus of Princeton University disengaged from the failed regional electric grid and seamlessly continued providing heat and power through its on-campus power plant.
In the middle of a crisis, the university proved to be resilient to the shock of a severe weather event.
Princeton University wasn’t the only entity to weather the storm. While over 8 million people experienced power outages during and following Sandy, some communities, hospitals and buildings kept the lights on because they had access to combined heat and power (CHP) systems, also known as co-generation....