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Trump seeks cuts for cleanup of Great Lakes, other waterways

Mar. 11, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump is making another attempt to slash federal funding that goes toward cleaning up major U.S. waterways including the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay, even though Congress has thwarted his previous attempts, according to budget documents released Monday....

Officials eye restrictions involving endangered whales

Mar. 7, 2019 5:34 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. officials are considering whether new fishing restrictions are necessary to help prevent the extinction of endangered killer whales that frequent Puget Sound. The Seattle Times reports that new evidence of the fish the whales depend on and the risk posed to orcas by depleted prey has...