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Connecticut investigating beach club's fence

Oct. 20, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is investigating whether a beach club's fence hinders public access to the coastline. The Day reports that the agency is looking into the Shenecossett Beach Club's fence, which is located next to the University of...

Trial to begin in $1.4B Oregon forestry management lawsuit

Oct. 20, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A trial in a $1.4 billion breach-of-contract lawsuit brought against the state of Oregon over forestry management is scheduled to begin Thursday. The Albany Democrat-Herald reports Linn County and 150 other counties and taxing districts sued four years ago, claiming the state has not...

Wyoming Game And Fish completes part of mule deer project

Oct. 20, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has completed the first part of its project to improve mule deer habitat in the southern Bighorn Mountains. Wyoming Public Radio reports that the agency and the Bureau of Land Management have been working on a crucial winter range for the Upper...

California relishes role as liberal trendsetter, Trump foe

Oct. 20, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Democrats who rule California took on homegrown tech giants Uber and Lyft over their workforces, convinced some of the world's biggest automakers to buck the president on fuel emissions and passed a law that could change college sports nationwide. On issues big and small...

Ban on single-use plastic bags taking effect in Providence

Oct. 20, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A ban on single-use plastic bags in the city of Providence is going into effect. The city says the ordinance takes effect on Tuesday. It prohibits retailers form offering single-use plastic bags at checkout counters, unless they can prove a qualifying exemption. The ordinance allows...

Study: Climate change could threaten bugs in Missouri

Oct. 20, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A recent study indicates that climate change could threaten hundreds of insect species in Missouri that may not recover after they die during extreme weather conditions. A 2019 study by the University of Missouri at St. Louis examined 250 insect species whose populations plummeted...

Kansas officials warn of deer crashes as peak season looms

Oct. 20, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials say November is peak season for deer-vehicle collisions, and they're warning drivers not to swerve abruptly to avoid hitting the animal because that could cause more serious crashes. Mating season and the quest for more secure habitat and food sources cause the deer...

Tension thaws over whale plan between lobstermen, feds

Oct. 20, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group representing Maine's lobstermen says it's now willing to work with the federal government on a plan to protect right whales after withdrawing its support for the plan this summer. The Maine Lobstermen's Association is one of the key stakeholders in an effort to better protect...

Rare southern bird on verge of making a comeback

Oct. 20, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Scientists studying the red-cockaded woodpecker in Georgia forests say the rare bird is making a comeback. The bird was likely common long ago, but has been considered endangered in recent years, WABE Radio reported . Habitat loss was the main challenge for the bird. It's homes...

3 college students hurt in Connecticut canoeing accident

Oct. 20, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

HEBRON, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say three college students have been hurt in a boating accident on a Connecticut lake. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection says the Wesleyan University students were hurt while canoeing on Amston Lake in Hebron on Saturday...