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Idaho man dies in hunting accident

Nov. 12, 2018 12:16 PM EST

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a north-central Idaho man died while hunting Sunday morning after accidentally shooting himself. The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Ryan S. Rigney of Lewiston was hunting near Soldiers Meadow Lake when he accidentally discharged his gun. The...

Officials: No emerging threat in contamination from air base

Nov. 9, 2018 5:52 AM EST

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan environmental officials say there's no emerging threat of chemical contamination in the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair watershed despite tests that found contamination from Selfridge Air National Guard Base . The Detroit News reports that was the message to area...

Whitmer: Drinking water, roads will top legislative agenda

Nov. 7, 2018 2:39 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cleaning up contaminated drinking water and smoothing deteriorating roads will top the agenda for Democratic Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer, who said Wednesday she hopes to find bipartisan consensus with the GOP-controlled Legislature. Addressing a news conference in Detroit, Whitmer...

Fairbanks hires lawyers to recover ground remediation costs

Nov. 6, 2018 12:00 PM EST

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The city of Fairbanks has hired outside legal counsel as part of its response to ground contamination at a firefighter training center. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports fire agencies for nearly 20 years used the Fairbanks Regional Fire Training Center in south Fairbanks....

Tidal flooding also contributes to Chesapeake Bay pollution

Nov. 5, 2018 3:45 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Scientists have begun researching an under-studied source of Chesapeake Bay pollution: Tidal flooding. The Virginian-Pilot reported last week that flooding driven by ocean tides often drags trash and other waste into the nation's largest estuary. Tidal flooding greatly affects areas...

Carp 'annihilated' as Iraq's water pollution woes worsen

Nov. 4, 2018 11:29 AM EST

HINDIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi officials and fishermen are at a loss to explain how hundreds of tons of carp have suddenly died in fish farms in the Euphrates River, fueling anxieties about soaring water pollution. Local authorities used excavators to skim dead fish from the river surface near the town of...

Hudson River trustees say mink study points to pollution

Nov. 2, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Government trustees assessing harm to the Hudson River from PCB pollution say a study showing reduced mink populations along the waterway provides more evidence of contamination. The peer-reviewed study commissioned by the Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees concludes that about 40...

The Latest: Environmentalists denounce permits for PolyMet

Nov. 1, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' decision to issue permits for a proposed copper-nickel mine (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Environmental groups are criticizing a decision by Minnesota regulators to approve permits for a long-planned copper-nickel mine they...

New Hampshire hatchery sued over pollution complaints

Nov. 1, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An environmental group has sued New Hampshire's largest fish hatchery, alleging that discharge from the facility is polluting nearby lakes and rivers. The Conservation Law Foundation announced Thursday that it had filed the federal lawsuit against the New Hampshire Fish and Game...

Alaska offers drinking water after toxic substance found

Nov. 1, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state is offering safe drinking water to households in a southeast Alaska town after a toxic substance was discovered in groundwater. A dozen private wells in Gustavus qualified to receive shipped-in jugs of water from the state following the discovery of a chemical compound known...