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Aging dams in central and western Massachusetts to be removed in $25M project

Dec. 01, 2023 18:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Eight aging dams in central and western Massachusetts will be removed as part of a $25 million initiative announced Friday by state environmental officials. The structures to be dismantled include the abandoned high-hazard Bel Air Dam in Pittsfield. ...

'Miracle' water year in California: Rain, snow put state's reservoirs at 128% of historical average

Oct. 04, 2023 14:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California ended its “miracle” water year on Saturday with enough rain and snow to fill the state's reservoirs to 128% of their historical average, making it among the wettest years in recorded state history. That's a welcome boon to a state that has...

Biden deal with tribes promises $200M for Columbia River salmon reintroduction

Sep. 21, 2023 22:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Biden administration has pledged over $200 million toward reintroducing salmon in the Upper Columbia River Basin in an agreement with tribes that includes a stay on litigation for 20 years. The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, the Coeur...