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Report: Kingman aquifer to last longer, a century or more

Oct. 21, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has told Mohave County and the city of Kingman that the underground water supply will likely last longer than previously thought. The agency said the Hualapai Valley Basin Aquifer hydrological model is expected to hold for another 100 years or more but still...

Boise Cascade says it might close Oregon plywood mill

Oct. 21, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Boise Cascade says it may close a plywood mill in eastern Oregon at the end of the year and lay off all the 229 people who work there. “We haven’t made a definite decision yet to curtail (production) at the facility, but we wanted to give the (regulatory) notice to our...

FILE - In this July 28, 2020, file photo, federal officers deploy tear gas and crowd control munitions at demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse in Portland, Ore. Night after night in Portland, tear gas and other crowd control devices enveloped protesters and bystanders in aerosolized compounds that then settled on the ground and wound up washed into storm drains. Test samples from those storm drains have turned up heavy metals and chemicals at much higher levels than samples collected from control sites elsewhere. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Environmental groups sue over Portland tear gas use

Oct. 20, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Night after night in Portland, tear gas and other crowd control devices have enveloped protesters and bystanders in airborne chemicals that settle on the ground, later to be washed into storm drains. Amid allegations that human health and the environment are suffering the...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 20, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: New Bexley rent rule makes a statement about diversity and inclusion The Columbus Dispatch Oct. 20 As central Ohio struggles with a persistent shortage of affordable housing, it’s good to note how far we’ve come from...

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...

Rare white sea turtle found on South Carolina beach

Oct. 20, 2020 7:34 AM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Volunteers checking sea turtle nests on a South Carolina beach came upon a rare sight: a white sea turtle hatchling crawling across the sand. The town of Kiawah Island posted on its Facebook page that the Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol found a lone white baby sea turtle on Sunday....

A City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department crew sprays light-colored pavement over blacktop on a street in the Garfield District of Phoenix on Aug. 11, 2020. A team from Arizona State University is working with the city of Phoenix on a pilot program studying the use of

Pavement technology could cool cities from the ground up

Oct. 19, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sunbathers understand the benefits of applying sunscreen, but in America’s hottest big city the same concept is being tested at street level in the hope of bringing some lasting relief from the relentless Arizona sun. A team from Arizona State University is working with the city of...

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,...

Rural Maine water systems to make fixes with federal help

Oct. 18, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

GARDINER, Maine (AP) — The federal government is providing a pair of rural Maine water systems more than $5.7 million to help make improvements. U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development is giving the city of Gardiner more than $3.5 million and the Livermore Falls Water District $2.2 million. Most...

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...