advertise here 

Search Chum

Share Chum
RSS Chum
Translate Chum

Monday
Aug302010

Nuke plant's hatchery churns out healthy fish

In cartoons, fish that grow up in waters around nuclear power plants end up with three eyes or some other deformity.

In reality, Exelon Nuclear's Quad-Cities Generating Station in Cordova, Ill., operates the only privately owned fish hatchery on the Mississippi River and has reared and released about 6 million healthy fish since 1984.

LINK (Via: The Quad City Times)

Celebrity fly fishing at 2 Mile Island.

Monday
Aug302010

July SOTM Winner: Bow Bull

Timber - you, our friend, are a winner!

Monday
Aug302010

Slab of the Month Entry: Seize the Carp

Feathers: cottonwood seed pattern

Stick: 11' 5wt switch rod.

LB's: 30ish

Gripper: Dave

Sunday
Aug292010

Northern Inspirations

Sunday
Aug292010

Sunday Toona - Mavis Staples and Tweedy Cover CCR

Sunday
Aug292010

Remembering Katrina

Via: The Big Picture.

Five years ago, Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, centered on New Orleans, as a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 125 mph (205 km/h). More than fifty levees were breached by its storm surge, causing massive flooding. Over 1,800 Gulf Coast residents lost their lives then, and damages totaled more than $80 billion - the costliest hurricane in U.S. history. Many intangible things were damaged then as well, communities were erased as their neighborhoods washed away, much of historic New Orleans was badly damaged, and frustration and anger remain towards an inadequate immediate response by the U.S. government. Collected here are images from five years ago, as well as some from the past few weeks, in New Orleans and the surrounding area.

LINK

I just watched the first part of Spike Lee's HBO Documentary, "If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don't Rise."  It's a sobering reminder of the challenges that area and it's residents still face post Katrina and the Gulf Oil Spill.