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State cracks down on Flint company after Flint River spill

Sep. 19, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — State regulators on Monday ordered a Flint chemical company to truck wastewater to a water treatment plant, weeks after it was blamed for an oily discharge in the Flint River. The 11-page order describes disputes between Lockhart Chemical and the Department of...

Stressed Colorado River keeps California desert farms alive

Sep. 13, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Don Cox was looking for a reliable place to build a family farm in the 1950s, he settled on California's Imperial Valley. The desert region had high priority water rights, meaning its access to water was hard for anyone to take away. ...

Greek police don't find migrants reported at Turkish border

Sep. 08, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a search and rescue operation has failed to locate a large group of migrants on an islet on the Greek side of a river that runs along the border with Turkey, which is a major crossing point for people illegally entering Europe. A...

Vermont town wants to help people dumping human waste

Sep. 08, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

BOLTON, Vt. (AP) — Bags of human waste have been appearing all summer near the Winooski River in the town of Bolton and local and state officials want to help whoever is responsible. Officials suspect whoever is doing the dumping has a failed septic system. There is a program to...

Arizona woman dies on backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon

Sep. 06, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman has died while backpacking in Grand Canyon National Park, authorities said Tuesday. Park officials said 59-year-old Delphine Martinez of Window Rock was found dead Sunday along the Thunder River Trail about one mile from the...

Russia’s Gazprom keeps gas pipeline to Germany switched off

Sep. 02, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Europe’s energy crisis loomed larger Friday after Russian energy giant Gazprom said it couldn't resume the supply of natural gas through a major pipeline to Germany for now. The company cited what it said was a need for urgent maintenance work to repair key components — in an...

Ranchers told to stop diverting water in drought-hit area

Aug. 23, 2022 21:27 PM EDT

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — California has warned a group of farmers and ranchers near the Oregon state line to stop diverting water from an area already wracked by extreme drought and a wildfire that killed tens of thousands of fish. The State Water Resources Control Board issued a...

Poland pushing legislation to protect polluted Oder River

Aug. 23, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's lawmakers are expected to approve urgent legislation designed to protect Poland's Oder River and to prevent environmental catastrophes like pollution and a recent die-off of fish, officials said Tuesday. Deputy infrastructure minister Marek...

NM city, victim of government burn, now faces water shortage

Aug. 22, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — In the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, buzzing chainsaws interrupt the serenity. Crews are hustling to remove charred trees and other debris that have been washing down the mountainsides in the wake of the largest wildfire in New Mexico's recorded history, choking rivers...

Storefront to merge arts with outdoor recreation

Aug. 20, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

CRAMERTON, N.C. (AP) — Cramerton’s new downtown storefront won’t be just an art gallery, a bar, a music venue, or a recreation center. Rather, it’ll be all of those things and more. The town of Cramerton has partnered with the nonprofit Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation to use...