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Borgata drops trade secrets lawsuit against Ocean Casino

May. 07, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's top casino has dropped its lawsuit against a rival it accused of poaching key executives and attempting to steal valuable trade secrets. MGM Resorts International, which owns the Borgata, said in a...

Thunberg: 'We will not accept' giving up on limiting warming

May. 04, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg says those in power may “have given up” on the 2015 landmark Paris climate deal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) since pre-industrial times. “We will not...

Hawaii aims to move parts of Maui road inland as seas rise

May. 04, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii officials have proposed moving parts of a Maui coastal highway that experts say are among the roads most vulnerable to erosion and rising sea levels in the state, but some community members say the plan doesn't go far enough. The state...

Search continues for missing swimmer on Alabama island

May. 03, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Authorities continue to search for a Mississippi student who went missing Sunday while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico at Alabama's Dauphin Island. The U.S. Coast Guard tells local news outlets that Rob Brent is a student at the University of...

Despite virus, Atlantic City casinos reinvesting millions

May. 03, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — With COVID-19 restrictions limiting how many people can gamble inside, and revenue and profits plunging, this might not sound like the best time for Atlantic City’s casinos to be spending big on renovations. And yet they are, looking to a...

Parents of boy swept to sea didn't know about sneaker waves

May. 01, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a 12-year-old boy who was swept into the Pacific Ocean in January said they didn’t know the hidden danger of sneaker waves that sometimes strike Northern California beaches. Arunay Pruthi was dragged underneath a huge wave on Jan....

$1M federal grant will help salt marsh restoration project

May. 01, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A widescale effort to restore hundreds of acres of salt marsh north of Boston has received a $1 million federal grant. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant to the Trustees of Reservations announced this week will fund restoration of an additional 916...

California trucks salmon to Pacific; low river levels blamed

Apr. 30, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California officials will again truck millions of young salmon raised at fish hatcheries in the state's Central Valley agricultural region to the Pacific Ocean because projected river conditions show that the waterways the fish use to travel downstream will be...

Satellites show world's glaciers melting faster than ever

Apr. 28, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

Glaciers are melting faster, losing 31% more snow and ice per year than they did 15 years earlier, according to three-dimensional satellite measurements of all the world’s mountain glaciers. Scientists blame human-caused climate change. Using 20...

Scientist: Extent of DDT dumping in Pacific is 'staggering'

Apr. 27, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine scientists say they have found what they believe to be more than 25,000 barrels that possibly contain DDT dumped off the Southern California coast near Catalina Island, where a massive underwater toxic waste site dating back to World War II has long been suspected. ...