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Salmon-eating sea lions targeted at Columbia River dam

May. 3, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More California sea lions preying on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River below a hydroelectric project on the Oregon-Washington border are being killed under a revised policy, federal authorities said Friday. The National Marine Fisheries Service made public reduced criteria for...

Garbage clogs once-clear rivers in Bosnia, govt is blamed

May. 1, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

VISEGRAD, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Plastic bottles, rusty barrels and even old washing machines are among the tons of garbage clogging rivers in Bosnia that were once famous for their emerald color and crystal-clear waters and adored by rafters, hikers and fishermen. Bosnia and other countries in the...

Idaho, Oregon reach agreement on hydroelectric project

Apr. 23, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho and Oregon have reached an agreement on a hydroelectric project on the Snake River that requires an Idaho utility to spend about $312 million on water quality and habitat improvements. Idaho Republican Gov. Brad Little and Oregon Democratic Gov. Kate Brown in separate news...

Transmission line for Canadian hydropower to Northeast OK'd

Apr. 11, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — A proposed 145-mile (233-kilometer) transmission line that would serve as a conduit for Canadian hydropower to reach the New England power grid cleared a major hurdle Thursday with approval of the Maine Public Utilities Commission. The three-member panel unanimously approved Central...

Sri Lanka imposes daily 4-hour power cuts due to dry weather

Mar. 25, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's state-run power agency announced Monday that it will cut electricity for four hours on weekdays as dry weather lowers the output of hydropower plants. The Ceylon Electricity Board said power will be shut off for three hours in the daytime and one hour at night on...