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Plan would protect 21 coral hot spots in Gulf of Mexico

Nov. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EST

A plan to protect corals in the Gulf of Mexico is close to becoming a law, drawing cheers from environmental groups who believe leaving the corals alone would help vulnerable ocean ecosystems to grow. The plan would create 21 protected areas off the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida....

American diver survives shark attack off Mexico Baja beach

Nov. 11, 2019 7:21 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.S. diver suffered a shark bite on the forearm after being attacked Monday in Magdalena Bay off the Baja California Sur coast. The Mexican navy did not release the man's name or hometown, though it said he is 23 years old. The navy said the man was diving in the Pacific near San...

Dry conditions cause worry about salmon runs, fires

Nov. 9, 2019 6:40 PM EST

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Conditions are dry in southern Oregon. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports that with streams running at a trickle, fish biologists are worried about access for spawning salmon. Fire officials have asked the public to avoid outdoor burning until it rains. Ryan Battleson, biologist...

Dow agrees to $77M environmental settlement in Michigan

Nov. 8, 2019 7:14 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to fund environmental restoration projects worth an estimated $77 million to compensate for decades of pollution by its plant in Midland, Michigan, officials said Friday. A deal between the company and government agencies calls for improvements to...

Program aims to rehabilitate repeat steelhead spawners

Nov. 8, 2019 5:40 PM EST

ILLIA, Wash. (AP) — The Nez Perce Tribe and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission released 37 wild steelhead into the Snake River below Lower Granite Dam in hopes of boosting the number of spawning steelhead. The Lewiston Tribune reports the fish, known as kelts, were previously captured at the dam...

'Fish fence' being tested in Kentucky to stop Asian carp

Nov. 8, 2019 5:11 PM EST

GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials are hoping a noise-making, bubbling "fish fence" will help stop the spread of destructive Asian carp. At Kentucky's Barkley Dam on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others gathered to commission the new bioacoustic fish fence near a lock at the...

Company seeks to farm steelhead after Atlantic salmon escape

Nov. 3, 2019 9:05 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Last month, a net pen used for fish farming and operated by Cooke Aquaculture Pacific began to dip below the surface off Bainbridge Island. A hole in a pontoon left the structure's southeast corner partially submerged. Repairs were eventually made. But now as Cooke seeks to farm steelhead...

Swedes used towels, rope on Britons' shark bite injuries

Oct. 30, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Two Swedish nurses say they used towels and rope to stop the bleeding from two British men's injuries in a shark attack on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The men had been snorkeling Tuesday in the Whitsunday Islands when a shark bit off one man's foot and mauled the other man's...

2,000-pound great white shark tracked to Gulf of Mexico

Oct. 29, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Scientists say a 15-foot-5-inch (5 meter) great white shark weighing more than 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms) has entered the Gulf of Mexico after a journey down the coast from Canada. The Naples Daily News reports that OCEARCH tracked the female shark, named Unama'ki, swimming just south...

Seychelles leader: No time for 'blame game' in climate fight

Oct. 29, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Seychelles president is warning there's no time for a "blame game" in the fight against climate change and he urges major nations to do more. President Danny Faure in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press says small island nations like his are the least responsible for the...