A lawsuit seeking to block the transfer of a Montana dam to two Native American tribes makes the unusual assertion that the transfer could lead the Turkish government to seek raw nuclear materials on U.S. soil to blow up the dam or other targets. The lawsuit filed by state Sen. Bob Keenan, former state Sen. Verdell Jackson and Pointer Scenic Cruises seeks an emergency order to block Saturday's transfer of the Kerr dam from NorthWestern Energy to the tribes on Montana's Flathead Indian Reservation. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have expertise in uranium mill tailing cleanups, but they are too gullible or naive to realize the Turks interested in doing business with them may have terrorist ties, the lawsuit claims.
A new GSA Bulletin study shows that uplift rates across the Pacific Coast of the USA and northern Mexico have been overestimated by an average of more than 40%. These lower uplift rates imply that the shorelines of the West Coast are rising at a slower rate than previously thought, and this may have important implications for coastal management, including earthquake hazards and the potential impact of sea-level rise to coastlines across the Pacific Coast.
Reese Johnson, Wide Open Spaces: Thomas Thwaites learned what it means to live as a goat, as least for a little while. Thwaites commissioned prosthetics for his arms and legs so that he could walk, as comfortably as possible, on all fours like his goat herd. He even consulted experts on goat behavior and watched a goat as it was dissected in order to learn more about the creature he wanted to become. ... "I was able to keep up for maybe a kilometer or so on this migration down the side of this kind of rocky mountain, and then they just left me in the dust," Thwaites told a Vice reporter. read more
Rex Ryan has stated he wants to build a bully in Buffalo. Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised he's going to give linebacker IK Enemkpali a second chance in the NFL. The Bills claimed Enemkpali off waivers Wednesday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The team later confirmed Enemkpali's addition to the roster. Enemkpali sucker punched Geno Smith while both were New York Jets teammates this week, causing Smith to need surgery and be out an estimated six to 10 weeks. The linebacker was a sixth round pick in 2014.
A team of U.S. environmental regulators investigating contamination at a Colorado gold mine accidentally released a million gallons of orange-hued waste water containing sediment and metals into a local river system, the Environmental Protection Agency said. The waste water that had been held behind a barrier near the abandoned Gold King Mine spilled on Wednesday into Cement Creek, which flows into the Animas River. Photos show kayakers on the river, colored mustard yellow from the sludge. "We're having a real problem getting EPA to tell us what's in this stuff," said Don Cooper, emergency manager for San Juan County, New Mexico. "We're just kind of shooting in the dark and telling people to stay away from it." read more