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Landslide engulfs Pakistani bus with workers, killing 8

Jan. 15, 2019 2:24 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say a landslide triggered by this week's rains engulfed a bus carrying workers on a dam project in the northwest, killing eight people. Regional police chief Raja Abdul Saboor says the incident took place on a hilly road late on Monday. He says rescuers managed to retrieve...

Washington governor proposes major steps for orca recovery

Dec. 13, 2018 5:47 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — With scientists warning that the Northwest's beloved killer whales are on the brink of extinction, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced dramatic plans Thursday to help the population recover — including $1.1 billion in spending and a partial whale-watching ban. "We are undertaking a...

Cost of keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes nearly triples

Nov. 28, 2018 5:40 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Fortifying an Illinois waterway to prevent invasive carp from using it as a path to Lake Michigan could cost nearly three times as much as federal planners previously thought, according to an updated report. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week released a final strategy...

Back-to-back crises boost California sheriff's profile

Nov. 28, 2018 1:14 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Those who had fled a deadly Northern California wildfire were looking for answers at an evacuation center when Sheriff Kory Honea walked in. They jumped to their feet, clapped and cheered. The Butte County sheriff came to watch a recent briefing by a state official, but as the public...

Money for Columbia River tribal fishing village restored

Nov. 27, 2018 3:01 PM EST

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — After more a year of obstacles, the federal government will resume a project to fulfill an 80-year-old promise. The Trump administration halted work in October 2017 on a plan to build a village for tribal members who fished the Columbia River for millennia, but last week, money...

Blockages gone, fish back in post-Sandy projects in 6 states

Nov. 25, 2018 9:47 AM EST

SPRING LAKE, N.J. (AP) — Billions of dollars have been spent on the recovery from Superstorm Sandy to help people get their lives back together, but a little-noticed portion of that effort is quietly helping another population along the shoreline: fish that need to migrate from coastal rivers out to the...