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Daily Digest 9/12 - The Two Nations Leading The Wind Power Race, Hundreds of dead birds found on Bering Sea shores

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 12:48 PM

Economy

Never Forget: The US Government Has A Known History Of Using False Flags (Afridev)

When it comes to 9/11, there are two groups of people: those who don’t know exactly what happened, and those who orchestrated it.

Nearly everyone on earth belongs in the former category, but a lot of folks like to pretend they have a rock solid understanding of the events which transpired on that fateful day in 2001. Scoffing mainstream adherents like to pretend they’re confident that the official narrative is accurate, but they aren’t.

American Working Women Finally Earn 80 Cents on a Man's Dollar (jasonw)

American women earned more than 80 percent as much as their male counterparts for the first time last year. The median female worker with a full-time, year-round job made 80.5 cents for every man-earned dollar in 2016, Census Bureau data showed Tuesday. That’s up from 79.6 cents in 2015 -- marking the first time the share posted a statistically significant annual increase since 2007.

How OPEC Was Hurt By The Hurricanes (mkern)

The investment bank says that Hurricane Harvey alone will lead to a plunge in oil demand by about 600,000 bpd in September, while Irma will cause demand to decline by 300,000 bpd. That decline is somewhat mitigated by the fact that Texas shale fields also were impacted by Harvey, leading to a production loss of 300,000 bpd. As a result, the net effect of the two storms is projected to be a decline of 600,000 bpd in consumption this month.

A $150 Billion Misfire: How Disaster Models Got Irma Wrong (jasonw)

Twenty miles may have made a $150 billion difference.

Estimates for the damage Hurricane Irma would inflict on Florida kept mounting as it made its devastating sweep across the Caribbean. It was poised to be the costliest U.S. storm on record. Then something called the Bermuda High intervened and tripped it up.

As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles (jasonw)

Her new job at Amazon is to babysit several robots at a time, troubleshooting them when necessary and making sure they have bins to load. On a recent afternoon, a claw at end of the arm grabbed a bin off a conveyor belt and stacked it on another bin, forming neat columns on wooden pallets surrounding the robot. It was the first time Amazon had shown the arm, the latest generation of robots in use at its warehouses, to a reporter.

Energy

The Two Nations Leading The Wind Power Race (mkern)

China and the UK have teamed up to develop the next generation of offshore wind power capacity, with a focus on identifying the best locations for the new installations and making them more resilient to harsh weather conditions including typhoons and earthquakes.

Hackers infiltrated power grid controls in the US and abroad (jasonw)

According to a report by the cybersecurity firm Symantec, hackers have now successfully infiltrated power grid controls in the US and Turkey, and gained access to systems “that could provide attackers with the means to severely disrupt affected operations,” the report reads.

The recent campaign of attacks was waged by a group Symantec is calling Dragonfly 2.0. The security firm did not link the hacking group to any nation-state actors, but noted that some of the code string in the malware used in the attacks was in Russian and French.

Environment

Hundreds of dead birds found on Bering Sea shores (AKGrannyWGrit)

Hundreds of dead seabirds have been found washed ashore on sites from islands in the Bering Sea to villages north of the Bering Strait, signs of another large die-off in the warmed-up waters of the North Pacific Ocean.

The dead birds are mostly northern fulmars and short-tailed shearwaters, species that migrate long distances to spend summers in waters off Alaska and other northern regions, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported.

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