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Navy contests Hawaii's orders to suspend, drain fuel tanks

Dec. 07, 2021 21:49 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy is contesting orders from Hawaii to suspend use of fuel tanks and drain them at a complex above an aquifer that supplies nearly 20% of Honolulu’s drinking water until certain conditions are met. The Navy has already said it was suspending use of the...

Californians cut water use 13% in October; still behind goal

Dec. 07, 2021 21:09 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians stepped up their water conservation in October, a move made easier by a massive storm that dumped record rain in some parts of the state but still wasn't enough to combat the drought. Collectively, people reduced their water use by 13.2%...

Gov. Cox proposes spending $50M to restore Great Salt Lake

Dec. 07, 2021 20:47 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox is proposing spending $500 million on water conservation, preservation and infrastructure as part of his $25 billion budget proposal for next year. He unveiled the plan standing near the dry, receding edge of the iconic Great Salt Lake...

Montana seeks to end protections for Glacier-area grizzlies

Dec. 06, 2021 18:33 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana is asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to lift threatened species protections for grizzly bears in the northern portion of the state, including areas in and around Glacier National Park, officials said Monday. The request, if granted, would...

Lawsuit seeks to stop wolf trapping and snaring in Idaho

Dec. 06, 2021 17:53 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than a dozen environmental groups on Monday filed a lawsuit seeking to block Idaho’s recently expanded wolf trapping and snaring regulations. The Center for Biological Diversity and others in the lawsuit filed against Republican Gov. Brad Little and state...

Sunoco ordered to dredge lake, pay $4M over pipeline spill

Dec. 06, 2021 15:18 PM EST

A pipeline developer will dredge part of a contaminated lake and pay more than $4 million for spilling thousands of gallons of drilling fluids at a popular state park outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania state officials announced Monday in a settlement that will allow construction to resume. ...

Jonesport fish farm buys land, receives DEP approval

Dec. 05, 2021 12:05 PM EST

JONESPORT, Maine (AP) — A Dutch-owned firm looking to build a $110 million land-based fish farm in Jonesport has acquired property and received final permits from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. The approval of the final DEP permits and the purchase of...

Bradenton isn’t the 1st Florida city sued over sewage spills

Dec. 05, 2021 03:13 AM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The city of Bradenton could find itself in the same seat as other local governments that have been accused of breaking federal law with repeated sewage spills. Led by Suncoast Waterkeeper, several environmental conservation groups announced that...

Judge halts logging on wildfire-scarred forest in Oregon

Dec. 04, 2021 16:28 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has halted U.S. Forest Service plans to log part of the Willamette National Forest burned by last summer’s wildfires after a lawsuit filed by environmentalists. The ruling Friday by U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken comes after Cascadia...

In democracy's birthplace, pope warns of populist threats

Dec. 04, 2021 14:43 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis warned Saturday that the “easy answers” of populism and authoritarianism are threatening democracy in Europe and called for fresh dedication to promoting the common good rather than narrow, nationalist interests. Arriving in...