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Turtle carcasses wash ashore in Sri Lanka after ship fire

Jun. 22, 2021 03:56 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Nearly a hundred carcasses of turtles with throat and shell damage, as well as a dozen dead dolphins and a blue whale, have washed ashore in Sri Lanka since a container ship burned and sank, raising fears of a severe marine disaster. Ecologists...

Champlain Water District customers asked to conserve water

Jun. 21, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Customers in the Champlain Water District are being asked to curtail nonessential uses of water through noon on Tuesday as the water treatment facility undergoes a production capacity slowdown. The district on Sunday asked residents in...

Bodies of 2 brothers pulled from Ohio River

Jun. 21, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

WICKLIFFE, Ky. (AP) — The bodies of two brothers who had apparently been boating have been pulled from the Ohio River, Kentucky authorities said. Conservation officers were investigating what led to the deaths, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jun. 21, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

Lincoln Journal Star. June 20, 2021. Editorial: Biden’s ’30x30 plan’ is no land grab, would be good for Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has taken his show on the road in recent weeks, visiting all corners of the state with town halls explicitly...

Tuscaloosa seeks to cut water use because of leaking pipe

Jun. 20, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

Tuscaloosa is ordering most of its water customers to use less, saying a leak in a key water line is reducing how much water it can pump out. Mayor Walt Maddox on Sunday ordered conservation measures for areas south of the Black Warrior River, including the University of...

Fort Stewart wins Army award for conservation

Jun. 20, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — A sprawling Army post in Georgia is being recognized by the military for its conservation efforts. Fort Stewart southwest of Savannah has been chosen to received the Army Environmental Award for Natural Resources Conservation for a large...

Island farm donated to American Farmland Trust

Jun. 20, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

NORTH HAVEN, Maine (AP) — A 153-acre farm on North Haven Island has been donated to the American Farmland Trust, which plans to continue using it as working farmland. The Turner Farm property was one of North Haven’s largest farms in the 1800s and it underwent a...

Juvenile Blanding's turtles released to restored wetland

Jun. 20, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

HOLLY, Mich. (AP) — Eighteen juvenile Blanding’s turtles have been released to a restored wetland area along a utility pipeline right-of-way north of Detroit. Consumers Energy employees joined Herpetological Resource and Management and the Michigan Sea Life Aquarium...

Lizzie Watts is a superintendent for all seasons

Jun. 20, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — “I guess it was the sunsets,” Lizzie Watts said. Watts was 2-½ years into her studies at North Carolina State University and had every intention of spending her life tucked away inside a science lab when she headed to the Blue Ridge Parkway...

Coyote population booms in Florida

Jun. 20, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — South Floridians are always on the lookout for creatures big and small, from alligators to pythons to disease-carrying mosquitoes. We can now add coyotes to that list. They’ve inundated South Florida to such a level that Broward County...