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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 21, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Pay attention: Pa. is poised to fall off a budget cliff The Philadelphia Inquirer Oct. 20 Pennsylvania is staring at a fiscal cliff. It’s easy but perilous to ignore state budget minutiae amid a contentious...

EPA permit may curb phosphorous discharge from fish hatchery

Oct. 20, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

NEW DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A new federal water permit for a New Hampshire fish hatchery that has been accused of polluting local waterways could cut the amount of phosphorous the hatchery can discharge in half. The permit for the Powder Mill Fish Hatchery, in New Durham, could lead to costly upgrades to the...

Revised management plan for Columbia River Gorge approved

Oct. 19, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A new management plan that will guide future decisions and address urgent issues like climate change has been approved for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the Columbia River Gorge Commission approved a revised Management Plan Tuesday,...

West Virginia expanding fall trout stocking locations

Oct. 19, 2020 6:59 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is expanding its fall trout stocking locations across the state. The Division of Natural Resources will stock trout in two additional lakes as well as at state parks and forests to give families more fishing opportunities this year, the Department of Commerce said in...

Laboratory tags record number of sharks off California coast

Oct. 18, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — There are more sharks in the water off the coast of Southern California than ever before, according to marine researchers. The Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach, tagged 38 sharks, which is more than triple the number tagged tag last year, KCAL-TV reported ...

Record 19-pound lake trout caught in Lake Champlain

Oct. 18, 2020 8:25 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A South Burlington fisherman caught a record 19.36-pound (8.78-kilogram) lake trout in Lake Champlain this summer, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. The department said this week that it had recently certified the record fish entry. Jeffery Sanford caught the...

Colorado River cutthroat trout restored to Hermosa Creek

Oct. 17, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A decades-long effort to restore the Colorado River cutthroat trout to the upper reaches of Hermosa Creek has been completed, resulting in the largest continuous stretch of waterway for the native fish species in the state. “This is a 35-plus-year vision come true,” said...

Free Asian carp meals at 9 locations in Illinois on Saturday

Oct. 17, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

Asian carp are finally ending up where they should be: on the dinner table. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will offer free Asian carp meals at nine locations across the state on Saturday. Nutritionists have shown that Asian carp are versatile as a dish as well as nutritional. There will be tacos,...

Asian swamp eels are on display for sale at a market in the Chinatown neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. New York state and city wildlife officials say it's too soon to know the local impact of exotic eels dumped into a Brooklyn lake in September 2020. The nonnative eel species has been illegally released into freshwater bodies in at least eight U.S. states, including New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

'Big pile' of eels dumped in NYC park; impact not yet known

Oct. 17, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Orkin was taking a break from his evening jog to sit by Prospect Park Lake when he turned around and was startled to see a tangle of wriggling snakes. “And quite a big pile — fully alive,” said Orkin, a music composer who lives near the Brooklyn park. They turned...

Washington state dam removal project scheduled for 2021

Oct. 15, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington dam removal project that aims to improve the passage of fish and the community around it is scheduled to begin in 2021. Nelson Dam in the southern region of the state was built in the 1920s to divert irrigation water into Yakima and the surrounding area. The dam has also...