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Scientists hope bug experiment fattens Colorado River fish

Apr. 30, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Any great fishing hole depends on the health and well-being of its bugs. In a key stretch of the Colorado River below a dam on the Arizona-Utah border, anglers have been pulling out long, skinny trout that don't give up much of a fight with a hook in their mouths. Turns out, they...

Republicans criticize spill of dam water to help salmon

Apr. 15, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Republican Congress members from the Pacific Northwest are upset with a federal judge's order to spill water from four Snake River dams to help speed migrating salmon to the Pacific Ocean. They say the water could be saved for other uses and are denouncing the spill, which began April...

Portugal's growing green energy production hits milestone

Apr. 3, 2018 6:34 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Green energy activists in Portugal are hailing a milestone after favorable weather conditions helped production from renewable sources in March to exceed the country's monthly electricity consumption for the first time. National energy infrastructure company REN says wet and windy...

Regulators' ruling rejects Northern Pass energy project

Mar. 30, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire regulators have issued a written ruling denying a power project over concerns it would harm tourism and property values. The ruling Friday by the Site Evaluation Committee came two days after Massachusetts abandoned plans to get its clean energy from the $1.6 billion...

Massachusetts ends deal with Northern Pass hydro project

Mar. 28, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H (AP) — Massachusetts abandoned plans Wednesday to get its clean energy from a $1.6 billion hydropower project, dealing a blow to a proposal that has sparked controversy in New Hampshire over plans to deliver the power through nearly 200 miles of transmission lines across the state. The...

The Latest: Massachusetts settles on Maine power project

Mar. 28, 2018 3:31 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H (AP) — The Latest on the decision by Massachusetts to end plans to secure its clean energy from the Northern Pass hydropower project (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The company behind a Maine hydropower project says it's grateful that it has been chosen to provide clean energy to Massachusetts....