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Arizona, not Spain, should reap benefits of solar-thermal power generation (access required)

Recently, Arizona Public Service announced that it will contract to build a huge thermal solar energy plant near Gila Bend.  The plant will produce 280 mega (million) watts, enough to supply 70,000 homes. That’s some serious energy.  For decades, hopes for alternative energy have been raised, and dashed, over and over.  But now, finally, this ...

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This is Main Street in Bisbee on January 21, 1916, the day after the biggest snowfall in city history. The storm began on January 19 with heavy winds that tore off roofs in the Warren District. The wind abated, the sky cleared briefly—then it began to rain. The streets soon ran like rivers. The sky cleared again in the afternoon, but by 5 p.m. snow began to fall, increasing throughout the night until by morning all of southern Arizona from Benson to the Mexican border was blanketed.