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Rare bear sighting at Truckee River in downtown Reno

Sep. 20, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A bear was spotted crossing the Truckee River in downtown Reno over the weekend. The Reno Gazette Journal reports a video posted by Facebook user Dave Smith showed the bear crossed the river on Saturday near Wingfield Park a few...

Liability concerns lead to shutdown of some Colorado 14ers

Sep. 20, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The ramifications of a lawsuit that ended with the U.S. government paying an injured mountain biker several million dollars after a crash on a washed-out trail continue to challenge Colorado fourteener hikers. And more recreational pursuits could be...

Wildlife officials: 157 doves confiscated after illegal hunt

Sep. 20, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

REIDSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia game wardens confiscated 157 doves from an illegal hunt in the southeast part of the state, state wildlife officials said. The doves had being hunted at an illegally baited field in Tattnall County, the Georgia Department of Natural...

Project will link lakes to restore marsh, reduce flooding

Sep. 20, 2021 07:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Work is getting underway to connect two lakes along the Illinois and Indiana border — a project that will one day restore wetlands, reduce flooding and allow fish to travel between Lake Michigan and marshland on Chicago's Southeast Side. Powderhorn...

Donors add 144 acres to Tennessee state park in Memphis

Sep. 20, 2021 05:06 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say donors have added 144 acres to a state park in Memphis known for being the first one east of the Mississippi River to be open to African Americans. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation says the expansion...

Maine to get $1M toward cleanup of brownfields

Sep. 20, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

SACO, Maine (AP) — Two Maine groups will receive a total of $1 million to help with brownfields cleanup in the state. Brownfields are contaminated sites that were often formerly home to industrial or commercial businesses. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is...

Padres starter Arrieta departs in 1st with groin strain

Sep. 19, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — San Diego Padres pitcher Jake Arrieta departed Sunday's start at St. Louis with a right adductor groin strain after facing six batters. Padres interim pitching coach Ben Fritz made a mound visit after Edmundo Sosa hit a two-run double, and summoned...

Group preserves 629 acres of Vermont Appalachian Trail

Sep. 19, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A land conservation group says 629 acres of forest land along the Appalachian Trail through the town of Killington have been protected. The Conservation Fund made the announcement in late August that the land had been conserved in partnership...

Louisiana releases rehabbed oiled birds found after Ida

Sep. 19, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two birds captured after they were found oiled at a Louisiana refinery following Hurricane Ida have been rehabilitated and released back into the wild, state wildlife officials said. The birds were released Thursday at the Bayou Teche National...

EPA removes PCB-laced Bloomington sites from Superfund list

Sep. 19, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has removed three Superfund sites in Bloomington from an agency priority list, saying cleanup work at the PCB-tainted sites is now complete. The EPA said monitoring will continue at the three sites, which...