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The display of South Korea's capital Seoul logo is almost submerged due to heavy rain at a park near the Han River in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Torrential rains continuously pounded South Korea on Thursday, prompting authorities to close parts of highways and issue a rare flood alert near a key river bridge in Seoul. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

1 dead, 5 missing as boats overturn in S. Korea floodwaters

Aug. 6, 2020 4:44 AM EDT

One person died and five others are missing after their boats capsized in floodwaters in South Korea on Thursday following incessant torrential rains, officials said. One of the boats was stuck in a wire near a dam in Chuncheon, just northeast of Seoul. Two other boats rushed to help but all three were...

Officials: 3,700 gallons of sewage spills in North Carolina

Aug. 5, 2020 6:53 AM EDT

MARION, N.C. (AP) — Excessive rain from Tropical Storm Isaias caused nearly 3,700 gallons (14,006 liters) of sewage to spill into a river in North Carolina, officials said. The discharge happened at the Clinchfield sewer pump station in Marion when rainfall entered into the collection system Monday, the...

Alice Strunck visits the site of natural springs that feed the Devils River on her family's Hudspeth River Ranch in Val Verde County north of Comstock, Texas, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Her family has owned the ranch since 1905 and encompasses part of the Devils River and several springs that feed it. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

Wind farms threaten West Texas river and Air Force routes

Aug. 2, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

COMSTOCK, Texas (AP) — Exactly how the Devils River got its forbidding name is lost to history, but there is little doubt the harsh terrain and fierce natives who once reigned here played a role. “It is far from any habitation, in a barren waste surrounded by hostile Comanches, but it is a beautiful...

Grants to help ensure health of Massachusetts bays

Aug. 1, 2020 8:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Several environmental organizations are sharing a nearly $100,000 grant to help improve the health of the ecosystems of Ipswich Bay, Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay. The federal funds will be matched by almost $200,000 in municipal and private contributions, according to the state Office...

Mineral rights on hold because of North Dakota tribes' suit

Jul. 31, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A U.S. Department of Interior opinion rolling back an Obama-era memo stating that mineral rights under the original Missouri River bed should belong to the Three Affiliated Tribes was put on hold by a federal judge Friday until arguments can be heard in the case. The memo filed May 26...

In this May 15, 2019, file photo, the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River is seen from the air near Colfax, Washington. The federal government said Friday, July 31, 2020, four giant dams on the Snake River in Washington state will not be removed to help endangered salmon migrate to the ocean. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

US: Snake River dams will not be removed to save salmon

Jul. 31, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. government announced Friday that four huge dams on the Snake River in Washington state will not be removed to help endangered salmon migrate to the ocean. The decision thwarts the desires of environmental groups that fought for two decades to breach the structures. The Final...

Georgia city starts $1.8M basin to hold back sewer spills

Jul. 31, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia city has started construction on a $1.8 million basin at its sewage treatment plant that's designed to prevent spills into a river that flows into Florida. Valdosta city officials broke ground on the project recently at the city's Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment...

River pilots union asks Louisiana commission for pay raise

Jul. 31, 2020 9:34 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A trade union representing river pilots who guide vessels, including cruise ships, from the mouth of the Mississippi River to New Orleans wants a pay increase to get their salaries to match those of other river pilots doing similar work in Louisiana and at ports around the country. The...

Borough panel to mull use of 'squaw' in street, trail names

Jul. 29, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

FOX CHAPEL, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania borough committee plans to examine use of the word “squaw" in street and trail names after objections to the word as a derogatory term for Native American women. The Tribune-Review reports that several residents in Allegheny County's Fox Chapel have...

Removal of radioactive soil forces 18-month road closure

Jul. 24, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A portion of a St. Louis County road will be closed for a year and a half, in part to remove radioactive soil along a contaminated creek. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that the 18-month closure of a stretch of Pershall Road in Hazelwood also will allow for replacement...