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Land Between the Lakes has new area supervisor

Oct. 25, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in Kentucky and Tennessee has a new area supervisor. She is Leisa Cook, who has been deputy forest supervisor at the Malheur National Forest in Oregon, according to a news release from the park. She...

Body found in vehicle submerged in Idaho's Fernan Lake

Oct. 24, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Police in Idaho say they have found a body in a vehicle submerged in Fernan Lake that was last seen being driven by a Coeur d'Alene woman in September. The Spokesman-Review reports that the vehicle, a 2013 Toyota...

Fish ladder for trout breeding planned at Old Man lake site

Oct. 24, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) — A fish ladder for trout breeding is being planned at the lake on the site where New Hampshire’s Old Man of the Mountain once stood. The project is organized by the fund that's dedicated to help preserve a memorial to the Old Man of the Mountain....

Toxic algae in a Florida marina defies nanobubble technology

Oct. 24, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

PAHOKEE, Fla. (AP) — Pahokee Marina’s stubborn blue-green algae infection flared again early this month, defying four nanobubble-blowing machines targeting the recurrent toxins with high-octane oxygen. But Florida Gulf Coast University researcher Barry Rosen said an...

Motorcyclist hits car on I-90 bridge, presumed dead in lake

Oct. 23, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A motorcyclist is presumed dead after hitting a car on the Interstate 90 bridge in Seattle and falling into Lake Washington Friday night. Rescue teams called off their search around 2 a.m. Saturday, The Seattle Times reported. The...

Center in UP to look at impact of oil spills in freshwater

Oct. 23, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Lake Superior State University in Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula has been selected as a hub for a center that will look at the impacts of oil spills in freshwater environments. The U.S. Coast Guard National Center of Expertise for...

EXPLAINER: How wildfires impact wildlife, their habitat

Oct. 23, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The porcupines were walking slow and funny, more so than they usually do. Their stride concerned some residents in a South Lake Tahoe neighborhood who called a rehabilitation center. Turns out, the porcupines had extensive burns to their paws,...

Climate change disrupting natural cycles at drier Lake Tahoe

Oct. 22, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — Drought fueled by climate change has dropped Lake Tahoe below its natural rim and halted flows into the Truckee River, an historically cyclical event that’s occurring sooner and more often than it used to — raising fears about what might be in store for the...

COVID takes a bite from Bazoulé’s cult of sacred crocodiles

Oct. 22, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

BAZOULÉ, Burkina Faso (RNS) — The small live chicken, offered as a lure to get the crocodile to come out of the lake, barely convinced the massive male reptile to the water’s edge. The croc, himself the lure for the sprinkling of visitors who had come 20 miles from the capital,...

Chicago installing signs renaming key road for Black settler

Oct. 22, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor has helped launch the installation of new signs renaming the city's picturesque Lake Shore Drive after a Black man recognized as a key settler of the city. Mayor Lori Lightfoot gathered Thursday with political and community leaders at...