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  • $1.5 billion estimate to complete Summer

    04/26/2017 8:24:11 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    world-nuclear-news ^ | 18 April 2017 | Staff
    SCE&G parent Scana Corporation Public Service Commission of South Carolina. Westinghouse had publicly stated the additional costs associated with completing AP1000 projects at Summer and Vogtle, above what it could contractually require the project owners to pay, is about $4 billion… Four addytional AP1000 units are under construction in China - two each at Sanmen and Haiyang - are not expected to be affected by the bankruptcy filing which only applies to Westinghouse's US operations.
  • NASA: Last month was Earth’s hottest in recorded history

    08/17/2016 8:52:42 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 68 replies
    The AP via WRIC ABC 8 Television News, Richmond Virginia ^ | August 16, 2016 | SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science <s>Writer</s> [propagandist]
    Go to the link: Associated Press "science" propaganda via WRIC television news, ABC channel 8, in Richmond, Virginia Gist: NASA claims that July 2016 was the hottest month on earth ever. Surpassing all the other hottest months ever. All because of fossil fuel burning and man. http://wric.com/2016/08/16/nasa-last-month-was-earths-hottest-in-recorded-history/
  • In U.S. Jails, a Constitutional Clash Over Air-Conditioning

    08/16/2016 11:46:38 AM PDT · by massmike · 53 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 08/16/2016 | ALAN BLINDER
    In places like Louisiana and Texas, sweltering states where elected officials cherish tough-on-crime credentials, it is politically poisonous to be perceived as coddling prisoners. And many officials simply say that temperatures are not anywhere near as dire as prisoners and their lawyers claim. A spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which is facing an array of lawsuits over the issue of jail temperatures, including a class-action case, said in a statement that “the well-being of staff and offenders is a top priority for the agency and we remain committed to making sure that both are safe during the...
  • Philadelphia residents told to stop swimming in 'Dumpster pools'

    08/06/2016 1:33:48 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 59 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 5, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    PHILADELPHIA, The city of Philadelphia is cracking down on "Dumpster pools" after a pair of residents devised the idea as way to escape the summer heat. One Dumpster pool organizer told CBS Philadelphia that the adults-only block party was initially well received by the community. "It was lined with pool noodles and double tarped. It was a 21 and older thing, so we didn't have to worry about any kids wandering in," he said. "The public loves it. I've seen so much good feedback and support." The organizers successfully obtained a permit to acquire the Dumpster, but the Department of...
  • Thousands of heat deaths predicted as New York City heats up, scientists say

    06/23/2016 2:25:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    Thousands of heat deaths predicted as New York City heats up, scientists say By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 3,000 New Yorkers could die each year from intense heat due to climate change beginning about 60 years from now, researchers said on Thursday. The number of hot days is expected to triple by the year 2080 and beyond, causing death by heat exhaustion, dehydration or heart and respiratory conditions, said the main author of a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. With so many hot days, when the temperature is at or above...
  • The summer solstice is Monday: 7 things to know about the longest day of the year

    06/20/2016 7:46:56 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 19 replies
    Vox ^ | 6/20/2016 | Brad Plummer
    The summer solstice is upon us: Monday, June 20, will be the longest day of 2016 for anyone living north of the equator. If pagan rituals are your thing, this is probably a big moment for you. If not, the solstice is still pretty neat. This year’s even includes a "strawberry moon," the first time that’s happened since 1967. Below is a short scientific guide to the longest day of the year (though not, as we’ll see, the longest day in Earth’s history — that happened back in 1912).
  • Here's why New York City smells so rancid in the summer

    06/11/2016 7:18:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 7, 2016 | Molly Sequin
    For travelers with the gleam of the Big Apple in their eye, nothing seems better than New York City in the summertime. Restaurants have outdoor seating, there are festivals all over town, and you don't have to worry about bringing your jacket to Top of the Rock.
  • It's summer in Arizona. Time to come inside

    06/03/2016 5:22:55 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    latimes.com ^ | June 2 2016 | Nigel Duara
    “It gets unpleasant quickly,”
  • President Obama Wants More Funds To Feed Low-Income Kids In Summer

    01/27/2016 3:06:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    npr ^ | 01/27/2016 | pam fessler
    The president will propose in his 2017 budget next month that families who qualify for subsidized school meals be given a special electronic benefits card that will allow them to buy an additional $45 in groceries per child each month when school is out. ... The USDA, states and nonprofit groups have been trying for several years now to figure out how to boost participation in a summer feeding program. They've experimented with offering free meals at camps and libraries, where children are likely to show up. And they're using food trucks to deliver meals to more remote areas. ......
  • Lottery drivers take note: Heavy snow expected overnight in Denali

    09/20/2015 8:56:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | September 20, 2015 | Jeff Richardson
    FAIRBANKS—An early winter storm is expected to dump as much as 18 inches of snow into the heart of Denali National Park and Preserve overnight, causing rangers to temporarily close portions of the road for travelers today. With about 10 inches of snow falling by noon at the Eielson Visitor Center at Mile 66 of the Park Road, crews closed the road to incoming traffic this morning at Mile 53 at Toklat River. The closure was lifted later this afternoon, although a winter weather advisory remains in effect through Monday morning. The conditions mean an uncertain trip for winners of...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    09/04/2015 5:55:01 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 46 replies
    14 Obnoxious Things We Can Finally Stop Doing Now That Summer's Over Thanks for everything, Summer. Don't come back for another 12 months, m'kay?1. Being punched in the face by sunlight at 5 am. Dear Sun. Some of us would like to sleep in until 7. K-thx.  2. Worrying about whether there may or may not be a visible hair on your legs. Bring on jeans, leggings, and never, ever having to bandage bloody nicks.  3. Feeling like you have to do something EVERY SECOND OF EVERY WEEKEND. Sometimes I just want to sit in my dark, den of a...
  • Here’s Why We Should Dress Respectfully for Mass

    08/04/2015 2:43:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | August 4, 2015 | S Brinkman
    A brief but powerful video on the reasons why we should dress respectfully for Mass is a refreshing reminder of the extraordinary nature of the Mass and the special encounter that awaits us every time we participate. Filmed by Eric Coughlin, cinematographer and owner of Two Sense Films, the four minute video features everyday parishioners getting ready for Mass and explaining why they’re taking the time to don a dress or put on a shirt and tie “The way we dress for mass shows our respect for God in a lot of ways,” says Trevor Stefansky, a parishioner at...
  • Hillary Clinton's summer slump

    08/03/2015 11:32:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 3, 2015 | Doyle McManus
    This isn't a glorious summer for Hillary Rodham Clinton. She's running for president as hard as she can, rolling out wonky policy proposals, holding town meetings, even talking with reporters now and then. But her poll numbers are down, especially on whether she's trustworthy and honest. Surveys that once had her trouncing any Republican opponent (Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, for example) show the gap has narrowed.
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    07/24/2015 5:49:22 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 73 replies
    It's summer time....and boy it's getting crowded out there... Obama was shipwrecked with his dog and a sheep on a tiny island in the middle of nowhere. Every time he moved close to the sheep, his dog would snarl and growl at him. One day while walking the island he discovered a lovely naked lady who also had just become marooned. "Finally, some company!" he thought. While sitting on the shore and the watching the sunset with his new female friend, he slowly leaned over and whispered in her ear, ''Hey, could you go walk the dog?''Arriving at the...
  • Summer spirit sales are soaring (Bon Vivant!!)

    07/02/2015 5:15:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 7/1/15 | Kevin Chupka
    Traditionally, purveyors of alcoholic beverages have focused a lot of their attention on the holiday season. But one major spirits company says the tide is turning, and summer is fast becoming an even more popular time of year to imbibe. Kate Pomeroy of spirits giant Pernod Ricard says there are two sides to the story when it comes to summer’s growth in liquor popularity. “There’s the traditional summer drinks - the rums, the tequilas, the vodkas,” she notes, “but then on the other side what we’re seeing is whiskey, which is a burgeoning trend across the whole category. Consumers are...
  • VA woman charged with leaving kids in hot car turns self in - while leaving kids in car a 2nd time

    06/10/2015 10:54:18 AM PDT · by day10 · 40 replies
    AL.com ^ | 6/10/2015 | Crystal Bonvillian
    A Virginia woman charged with leaving her one of her two children inside her hot car last month apparently did not learn her lesson the first time, leaving the children in the car again on Monday as she turned herself in to authorities. Laquanda Newby of Henrico, Va., now faces three counts of contributing to the delinquency or abuse of a child, reports CBS 6 out of Richmond. Newby was initially accused of leaving one of the children, ages 6 and 1, inside the car as she shopped at Sam's Club on May 26. When she showed up at the...
  • Spring Has Sprung

    03/20/2015 9:53:01 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 21 replies
    We are Robyn and Michelle Lytle–a Chicago-based couple on a mission. Michelle came up with the idea for The TaTa Top in response to a story Robyn told her about an incident at a Chicago beach. Robyn had been hosting two Dutch women as a cultural exchange, and they were not familiar with the topless laws in the U.S. When they went to visit one of Chicago’s beaches, they didn’t think twice about running into the lake topless for a quick swim on a hot summer day. Chaos ensued, and a male lifeguard told them they had to leave unless...
  • RIP: The Hollywood Summer Blockbuster, 1970-2012

    09/09/2014 3:29:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    Hollywood has forgotten how to tell a story. Hollywood has had a dismal summer. The bad news started coming out in late July, but there were a few still-to-come movies with promise of softening the stats. Alas, they did not. Jim and I took the kids to see one of those flicks on opening Friday night. (Does it matter which one? I hardly remember it.) Jim got tickets online early, in case our preferred 7 o’clock-hour show sold out, and we arrived early to get good seats. We needn’t have bothered. If our foursome made three dozen in the theater,...
  • It’s official: Last EU election had lowest-ever turnout

    08/10/2014 11:00:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 08/07/2014
    The May 2014 EU election saw the lowest voter turnout on record, according to updated figures discreetly released by the European Parliament during the summer holiday period for EU institutions. The updated numbers, published on the Parliament website, show that turnout struggled to reach 42.54% in 2014, well below the 43.1% initially announced. Diplomatic pencils will be being snapped in despair at the lowest public enthusiasm for an EU poll since 1979, when elections were first held. The tweaked figures will also come as an embarrassment for EU officials who had hailed the results of the 2014 poll for finally...
  • Celebrate S'mores Day (No Campfire Required)

    08/10/2014 8:26:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 | Alysia Gray Painter
    The gooey three-part treat shows up in surprising spots.While the oven or stove top is the route we traditionally go to make colder foods hotter, there've been other heat-it-up candidates through the modern age: hot plates, microwave ovens, the fireplace, even running a packet of something under the hot water tap. (We've all tried it.) But the small, outdoor fire preceded all of these by eons. And that there's only one contemporary dish associated with the original stove seems unlikely, and yet it stands: the s'more. Yep yep: Hot dogs and beans and coffee in a vintage pot all have...