River Bend Nuclear Reactor Fallout Zone In Louisiana: Comment on USNRC GEIS – Deadline 10:59 pm CDT Tonight (Monday night)

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This blog is on UTC so may show the 24th. However, it’s still the 23rd in the US.
Comment Due Jul 23, 2018 11:59 PM ET (10:59 CDT) https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NRC-2017-0141. Include Docket ID NRC-2017-0141 in the subject line of your comment.

Rosedown in St. Francisville Louisiana, near River Bend Nuclear Power Station.

Comment Due Jul 23, 2018 11:59 PM ET (10:59 CDT) https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NRC-2017-0141. Include Docket ID NRC-2017-0141 in the subject line of your comment. You can send them a comment by email (or mail) after tonight but to be anonymous you will have to make a disposable email. If it is late they do not have to consider it, but it’s still worthwhile. Comment is on the US NRC’s Generic Environmental Impact Statement for relicensing River Bend Nuclear Power Station near St. Francisville (and Baton Rouge) Louisiana from midnight August 29, 2025 to 2045. https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr1437/supplement58/ If the comment is too long…

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Petition · Please Don’t Kill Mink · Change.org

Joe Asch started this petition to NH Fish & Game Andrew Timmins

For fifteen years a black bear named Mink has lived peacefully in Hanover’s Mink Brook corridor. She has raised many generations of cubs, and neither Mink nor her cubs have ever harmed anyone.

Mink was recently transported upstate by NH Fish & Game (her cubs were taken to Lyme) after eating from Hanover residents’ bird feeders and garbage. However, she now seems to be making her way back to Hanover to find her cubs.

We call on NH Fish & Game and the Town of Hanover to exclude the possibility of killing Mink from the list of options about how to treat her when she returns to town.

Please don’t kill Mink!

https://www.change.org/p/please-don-t-kill-mink?recruiter=23890343&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=share_petition

US FWS proposes changes to Endangered Species Act, polar bear champions panic

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Headline run by The Independent last Friday (20 July 2018):

‘A death sentence for polar bears’: Trump administration seeks changes to endangered species protections: Conservation groups are already vowing to sue the Donald Trump administration if the revisions go into effect

Beaufort Sea male polar bear USGS_2005 Amstrup photo

Such over-the-top rhetoric is as predictable as puddles after a cloud-burst (see a statement by the WWF here, and the Center for Biological Diversity (source of the “death sentence for polar bears” claim here) but the proposed changes only apply to future listings, not listings already in place. See the USFWS press release below.

However, both The Independent and ABC News featured polar bears in their stories, a species listed as threatened in 2008.

It would be hard to beat the irony of ABC: it ran video of fat Kaktovik polar bears behind their anchor as he delivered the ESA story. The Independent not only…

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LSU Death Valley: An Entergy-River Bend Nuclear Disaster Could Make It Literal – Comment Deadline Monday 23rd July 10:59 PM CDT

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Comment Due Jul 23, 2018 11:59 PM ET (10:59 CDT). It is easy and can be anonymous: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NRC-2017-0141 Comment is upon the US NRC’s Environmental Impact Statement for relicensing River Bend Nuclear Power Station near St. Francisville and Baton Rouge Louisiana from midnight August 29, 2025 to 2045. Include Docket ID NRC-2017-0141 in the subject line of your comment. Related: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/environmental-impacts-of-river-bend-nuclear-power-station-near-st-francisville-baton-rouge-louisiana-comment-deadline-july-23rd-at-1059-pm-cdt/

At around 34 miles from River Bend Nuclear Power Station, LSU is well within the 50 mile fallout zone designated by the US government for a nuclear disaster, as seen on the map further below. Exactly where radioactive materials fall in a nuclear disaster depends upon things such as wind direction and rain. LSU had 30,863 students in 2017 and has over 16,000 faculty and staff. The smaller Southern University is even closer to River Bend. It had 6,508 students in Fall 2017 and 1,600 faculty and staff. There…

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Common Cat Injuries and How to Spot Them – Katzenworld

Common Cat Injuries and How to Spot Them Cats offer the perfect balance between being playful and affectionate, and being self-sufficient. This means cats are easy to nurture on a day-to-day basis. Unfortunately, it also means it is hard to spot when they are experiencing discomfort, injury or illness. Cats have a tendency to try […]

Source: Common Cat Injuries and How to Spot Them – Katzenworld

Drought: Propaganda Nightmare

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Today a piece was circulated on wild horses and “drought in the West” through the Associated Press. This piece is a propaganda nightmare

We do not normally copy and paste an article. But we had to take a “red pen” to this one. We have replaced the photos used by AP to illustrate our comments.

2018_PFCMC_520 - 1 (65) Not all the horses in the Pancake HMA were in any “emergency.” Saying “2100” wild horses faced extreme drought is lazy reporting. 200 wild horses were effected by the drought in Pancake, before it rained.

Associated Press; article by JULIAN HATTEM and SCOTT SONNER (we have noticed that Sonner’s name has been removed. We did contact him today and ask about the article)

Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and spurring extreme measures to protect them.

For what they say is the first time, volunteer…

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‘Confetti’, a New Munker Illusion Where Every Dot is Actually the Same Color «TwistedSifter

https://twistedsifter.com/2018/07/new-munker-illusion-where-every-dot-is-same-color/#like-116729

It’s Shark Week Take Action for Blacktip Reef Sharks

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Take Action for Blacktip Reef Sharks

The blacktip reef shark’s home around the coral reefs is being damaged by ocean acidification—which occurs when the ocean absorbs carbon and becomes acidified. Increasing acidification degrades the physical structure of these reefs, putting blacktip reef shark habitat and food supply at risk. This affects all the creatures living among the reef—not just blacktip reef sharks.

Federal research funding can help deepen our scientific understanding of this problem and enable us to respond in order to protect thousands of jobs. This expanded ocean acidification research will provide desperately needed resources to help us address one of the most widespread threats to coastal communities and the ocean today.

Please write to your members of Congress today—urging them to fully fund ocean acidification research projects.

https://takeaction.oceanconservancy.org/page/27395/action/1?ea.tracking.id=18LPGCBFXX&utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=20180723ReefSharkAdvocacy&utm_content=20180723-SharkweekAA-Prospects-Email1-18LPGCBFXX