Power Outages

Reuters

Why Blackouts Are More Common Than Ever, in 2 Charts

Ten years after the 2003 meltdown, weather-related outages are on the rise.

Nick Morozovsky

Watch This Adorable Robot Scoot Down Utility Lines Searching for Damage

Meet the "SkySweeper."

Mushroom Cloud Appears Over Oklahoma

One would expect Ponca City to be leveled after this colossal transformer explosion. But life goes on.

Reuters

Why India's Massive Power Outages Get Fixed More Quickly Than D.C.'s

India's lights are back on within hours, not days.

Reuters

Repetitive Debate of the Day: Why Hasn't Washington, D.C. Buried its Power Lines?

After yet another days-long mass power outage, it's naturally time to have the same argument all over again.