Strike possible at Syracuse's Nine Mile Point nuclear plant
Union workers at Syracuse's Nine Mile Point nuclear power plant may walk out Friday morning, if a dispute over pension and contract issues can't be resolved. But the plant's management says it won't shut down if the workers strike, reports Tim Knauss at the Post-Standard.
Rust Wire has an interview with the director of the Ontario Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Resources about how climate change might affect the Great Lakes. Spoiler alert - things could get pretty raucous:
RW: “When you say ‘extreme events’ do you mean something like a large thunderstorm or snowstorm, kind of like a ‘100-year-rain’?” AD: “That’s right, yes. That’s a good way to communicate it, people can understand those terms…But you have to be a little careful with the words, because it is not just a one-in-100 year storm, it is the odds that a one-in-100 year event will occur each year; that’s the way to look at it. The intensity of those events seems to be at a higher level that we are used to and in some cases, they seem to be popping up more often in different locations.”
Students at a high school in East Syracuse are trying to turn compost into power, by measuring the energy output of their eight-foot-tall compost heaps (via Kenneth Sturtz, Post-Standard).
Rock band Phish is throwing its weight behind the anti-fracking cause. G. Jeffrey Aaron reports at the Press & Sun-Bulletin that the band will host the Coalition to Protect New York at its concerts in Watkins Glen, allowing them to distribute anti-fracking materials.
Remember the tiny anti-frackers that All Over Albany was trying to suss out last week? They've got the whole story now:
After tracking the spread of the little anti-fracking protests from Schenectady to Albany to Troy, we now know who's behind the tiny campaign. Her name's Nancy. She's from Schenectady. She outed herself in a comment last week -- and we followed up with a few questions...
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