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Conservation groups sue Engineer Corps over Yazoo Pumps

Apr. 14, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A coalition of conservation groups is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a massive flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta they say was hastily approved in the final days of the Trump administration. American Rivers, National...

Swan Quarter, Cedar Island ferry runs to Ocracoke to resume

Apr. 13, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — Ferry service on Pamlico Sound resumed on Tuesday as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continued work on shoaling issues in Bigfoot Slough near Ocracoke. The N.C. Department of Transportation said in a news release that service from Swan Quarter and...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 12, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. April 11, 2021. Editorial: Shame on Ohio General Assembly members who prevaricate when asked to lead by example and get vaccinated As a key Greater Clevelander lawmaker recently said, General Assembly members should undergo...

Contract awarded for part of Red River diversion project

Apr. 09, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a nearly $67 million contract to a West Fargo-based company to raise a portion of Interstate 29 as part of the Red River diversion project. North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven called the project a major milestone...

Judge orders delay amid debate over Dakota Access pipeline

Apr. 09, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge on Friday delayed a decision on whether the Dakota Access Oil pipeline should be shut down while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an environmental review on the project, after lawyers for the pipeline asked for more time to outline the effects of...

Duluth mayor presses Army corps on beach erosion

Apr. 04, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Duluth’s mayor is pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to investigate whether the agency is responsible for erosion along a six-mile stretch of Lake Superior beach. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Mayor...

Engineers help restore Louisiana island, save brown pelicans

Apr. 04, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A stretch of land in the western portion of Calcasieu Lake known as Rabbit Island has been shrinking for decades, the tide washing away more than land each year. The marsh “island” in Cameron Parish is the only brown pelican rookery in...

Female-run business creates Easter baskets for shelter

Apr. 03, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — When Michelle Salb’s neighbor put out a collection call for items for the House of Ruth, Salb knew exactly what to donate. ChapStick. Salb’s sister Amy Kiser died by suicide in December 2017, one effect of the intimate partner...

West Virginia University gets grant for high school students

Apr. 01, 2021 04:32 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University will get $800,000 from the National Science Foundation to recruit underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The state's U.S. senators, Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican...

Lawyers clash over $1B hydropower transmission corridor

Mar. 30, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys for conservation organizations and an electric utility clashed Tuesday before a federal appeals court over the adequacy of environmental reviews of a key portion of a power transmission project in western Maine. An attorney for three conservation...