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Protection sought for California fish and lizard species

Jun. 17, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tiny fish native to Southern California streams and a legless, sand-swimming lizard will be studied to determine whether they qualify for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, a conservation group said Wednesday. The Center for...

Tennessee approves comprehensive litter study

Jun. 11, 2021 04:39 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations voted Wednesday to begin a comprehensive study of litter pollution in the state. The Tennessee Wildlife Federation, which advocated for the study, said in a news release that $15...

Hundreds of lakes in U.S., Europe are losing oxygen

Jun. 02, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

Oxygen levels have dropped in hundreds of lakes in the United States and Europe over the last four decades, a new study found. And the authors said declining oxygen could lead to increased fish kills, algal blooms and methane emissions. Researchers...

Aberdeen approves study on transporting Missouri River water

May. 05, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Officials in a northeastern South Dakota city are looking into the possibility of getting some of its water from the Missouri River. The Aberdeen City Council has approved a study on the feasibility of installing a raw transmission pipeline from an...

Ghost forests are creeping along NC’s coast

Apr. 12, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

EAST LAKE, N.C. (AP) — Dead. Pale. Devoid of limbs. No, not the stars of horror stories, but families of trees sprawled across America’s East Coast that are being swallowed by swarms of salty ocean water. Scientists call them “ghost forests”...

Seattle utility submits revised dam study plan for review

Apr. 08, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A public utility in Seattle has broadened its study plan for the relicensing of its Skagit River dams in response to requests from the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe and other stakeholders, officials said. Seattle City Light submitted the revised...

New chief Florida science officer named by DeSantis

Mar. 30, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A new chief science officer for Florida has been chosen, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday. At an event celebrating Everglades restoration projects near Miami, DeSantis said Universy of South Florida professor and water expert Mark Rains will take over the...