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Free-Falling with Style

Falls are usually not a good thing, but they can be purposeful and engineered for safety, such as in gymnastics.  With my daughter involved in the sport I couldn’t help but pay a little extra attention to the Olympic Games in Rio and the gymnastics coverage.  You can’t help but be impressed with the power and heights that both the ...

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Report: Poor management led to Shell grounding


The Associated Press Poor risk assessment and management were among factors that led to the grounding of a Shell oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Alaska in 2012, the Coast Guard said in a report released Thursday. The report also says Alaska’s tax laws influenced the decision to tow the Kulluk to Seattle for maintenance. Royal Dutch Shell PLC ...

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January natural gas pipeline rupture in Canada leads local officials to dust off contingency disaster plans

oil storage

Following a Canadian natural gas pipeline rupture that caused Xcel Energy to tap its local reserve supply, emergency officials revisited disaster plans for dealing with potential heating shortages. The Jan. 25 natural gas transportation problem did not result in an actual shortage — though customers voluntarily were asked to curb their usage as utility companies rerouted fuel around the broken ...

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