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Making hot sauce and working to save wetlands

Jun. 16, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

AVERY ISLAND, La. (AP) — As storms grow more violent and Louisiana loses more of its coast, the family that makes Tabasco Sauce is fighting erosion in the marshland that buffers its factory from hurricanes and floods. Overall, the effort is probably a standoff, says...

People hurt by parachuting protestor at Euro 2020 game

Jun. 15, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Several spectators were treated in the hospital for injuries caused by a protestor who parachuted into the stadium before France played Germany at the European Championship, UEFA said Tuesday. Debris fell on the field and main grandstand, narrowly missing...

South Sioux City Council OKs settlement over biogas plant

Jun. 15, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) — The South Sioux City Council has approved payment of $500,000 to settle its part in 16 lawsuits filed against the city and a now-defunct biogas plant by homeowners who accused the plant of sending rancid fumes through the city sewer system and ruining their...

Wildlife groups investigating bird deaths in DC region

Jun. 15, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

RESTON, Va. (AP) — People should stop feeding birds while scientists determine why hundreds have been blinded and killed in the Washington, D.C., region since late May, a federal agency said. Wildlife managers in Washington, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia have...

Arizona Legislature to hold special wildfire funding session

Jun. 14, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature will convene in special session this week to consider adding $100 million in funding for fighting wildfires and to boost the amount of money available to clear hazardous brush and deal with the damage of flooding from fire-ravaged mountains. ...

Deer foaming at the mouth, dropping dead in San Juan Islands

Jun. 14, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Wildlife officials in Washington state have confirmed wild deer are suffering from an animal disease on the San Juan Islands after several residents reported dozens of strange deer deaths over the past few weeks. Dr. Kristin Mansfield, a veterinarian for...

Body of missing Oregon man found in Maine lake

Jun. 14, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

SWANVILLE, Maine (AP) — The body of a missing Oregon man was found in a Maine lake on Monday, authorities said. Maine Game Wardens said they located the body of Christopher Friedrich, 41, of Springfield, Oregon, in about 30 feet (9.1 meters) of water about a half mile...

Maine approves ban on aerial spraying of herbicides in woods

Jun. 14, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature on Monday approved a proposal to ban aerial spraying of some herbicides in the state's forests. The proposal, introduced by Democratic Senate President Troy Jackson, would stop the aerial spraying of glyphosate and other...

Des Moines water officials call for water use reduction

Jun. 14, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials at the public water system for the city of Des Moines on Monday asked customers to begin using water wisely and cut lawn irrigation by 25% as water usage reached new highs and drought conditions slowed the flow of rivers. The...

Southern Nevada wildfire on federal land 90% contained

Jun. 14, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Crews that have been fighting a wildfire on federal land in southern Nevada say it is nearly fully contained. Officials with the Bureau of Land Management say the Sandy Valley Fire is at 90% containment. The fire, which has burned nearly 2 square miles...