January 6, 2009

the brownline 2009.1.06

Sturgeon on the fly
  • Hydrokinetics: a "greener" way of generating hydroelectric energy. But is it affecting fish, mussels and diving birds? The City of Hastings, Minnesota, will explore a survivability study for spawning fish, that tend to congregate in the turbulent areas where these underwater turbines are often located.
  • Times Square has it's crystal ball, Prairie du Chien has it's carp. This Wisconsin town rings in the New Year by lowering "Lucky", a 25-30lb. frozen carp, on to a throne. After the drop, revelers can go up and kiss Lucky, and have their picture taken. I think I'll pass on the smooch.

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