ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ameren Missouri plans to build a 400-megawatt wind farm in rural northeast Missouri, creating enough power to serve 120,000 homes within two years, the company said Monday.St. Louis-based Ameren said its High Prairie Wind Farm near Kirksville will be the largest in the state. Ajay Arora, vice president of power operations and energy management at Ameren Missouri, called it a significant step toward Ameren's goal of reducing carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050."What's most important for our customers is to have a balanced energy mix," Arora said in an interview. "That would be a combination of hydro, nuclear, natural gas, coal, wind, solar. Our portfolio has it all. And that provides the affordability and reliability that our customers expect."Plans call for 175 450-foot-tall wind turbines on land in Adair and Schuyler counties, near the Iowa border about 200 miles north of St. Louis.Groundbreaking is expected in summer of 2019, and the turbines are expected to be … [Read more...] about Ameren to build 400-megawatt wind farm, Missouri’s largest
PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service in Tulsa says storm damage from Saturday evening storms in Osage County were surveyed this weekend and determined to be caused by straight-line windsWinds reaching 80-90 mph were recorded Saturday afternoon between the towns of Fairfax and Ralston, west of Pawhuska, about 50 miles northwest of Tulsa.No injuries or significant damage are reported as trees were downed and small buildings damaged. … [Read more...] about No tornado: Straight-line winds cause damage in Osage County on Saturday
President Donald Trump won't likely be impeached, Sen. John Thune said Thursday, but he does think that it's in both the interest of the president and the American people that the facts of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election are made public and conclusions are finally reached. "They've investigated everything and interviewed everybody and have had months and months of this now to do this, and I think it's time for them to begin to start winding this down," the South Dakota Republican told Fox News' "Happening Now." "I hope that happens sooner rather than later, because I don't think it's in anybody's best interest to drag these sorts of things out forever and for them to become an unending sort of campaign." Meanwhile, Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has argued that as president, Trump can't be indicted, while in other opinions, he could, and Thune said he guesses the matter "depends on which lawyer you talk to." "I think that issue … [Read more...] about Sen. Thune: Trump Won’t Likely Be Impeached; Time to Wind Down Probe
TWENTY years ago, Elton John caused millions to weep as he sang a reworked version of Candle in the Wind in an emotional farewell to Princess Diana. The song is the biggest selling single of all time after 33 million copies were sold but what is the story behind the lyrics? We reveal all... What is Candle in the Wind? Elton John originally recorded the single in 1973 in honour of Marilyn Monroe who had died 11 years earlier. After his close friend Diana died in a Paris car crash in 1997, Elton teamed up with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin asking him to revise the lyrics to honour the Princess. It was recorded at Townhouse Studies in West London and re-released as Candle in the Wind 1997. Elton has only ever performed the single once - at Princess Di's Westminster Abbey funeral - and instead uses the original version at concerts. He has repeatedly turned down requests to perform the tribute again and said he never would unless asked by Princes William and Harry. The … [Read more...] about Why did Elton John perform Candle In The Wind at Princess Diana’s funeral and what changes to the lyrics did he make?
The Cubs started the season facing the kind of weather only Tom Skilling could love, so it’s only natural the Weather Channel would call on one of them to make a guest appearance — in this case straight-talker Ian Happ.The outfielder gave meteorologist Alex Wallace his unvarnished view of Chicago’s climate in April during a studio interview on Wednesday: “We get perfect weather in Arizona spring training, we open up this year in Miami — perfect weather — and then we head home and we’re playing in snow and sideways rain; Wrigley’s wind. So that’s always awful, but it’s worth it because the summer in Chicago is perfect.”Major League Baseball had a record 28 postponements through April, and the Cubs trail only the Tigers (seven) and tie the Twins with four home games called for weather this season. But make that five overall for the Cubs: An April 3 game in Cincinnati was rescheduled to May 19 after a one-hour, 24-minute … [Read more...] about Cubs’ Ian Happ tells Weather Channel wind and rain made Wrigley Field’s early games ‘awful’