Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Climate change is making Lake Superior a fishing haven, for the moment | Public Radio International
A decade ago, Kitchell said, they were catching walleye at about 0.002 fish per day. Now it's more like 7.2 per day of fishing.

In the short-term, Kitchell said, this warming could be a boon for the local economy.

"There are going to be more people fishing for walleye that are going to spend money buying bait, buying food, staying in hotels, having a beer with the boys after dinner, those kinds of things," he said. "The economic boost of recreational fishery in the Great Lakes has been phenomenal."
Julia Gillard to speak alongside Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Al Gore | World news | theguardian.com
Gillard is attending the event on 24 October at Washington DC's St Regis hotel.
One-ton victory for Napa man's world-record pumpkin
On Saturday, a giant pumpkin from the valley set a world record during a weigh-off at Morgan Hill in the South Bay.

The pumpkin, grown for 105 days in a backyard in east Napa, tipped the scale at 2,032 pounds at the 23rd annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off, hosted by Uesugi Farms.

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