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Venice ‘on its knees’ after second-worst flood ever recorded

Nov. 13, 2019 2:50 PM EST

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The worst flooding in Venice in more than 50 years prompted calls Wednesday to better protect the historic city from rising sea levels as officials calculated hundreds of millions of euros in damage. The water reached 1.87 meters (6.14 feet) above average sea level Tuesday, the...

Commission wants Navy to protect clam flats from pollutants

Nov. 13, 2019 5:40 AM EST

HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — A Maine town wants the Navy to protect the clam flats as part of its remediation plan for the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. The Harpswell Conservation Commission has argued the stormwater system that brings water from ponds at the former Navy base to Mare Brook and Harpswell...

Maine wants feedback on outdoor recreation plan

Nov. 9, 2019 10:46 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials are looking for public comments on a plan about how the state manages its outdoor recreation areas. The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands says residents are able to comment on a draft of the 2020-2025 Maine State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan . The plan is...

Interior proposes coveted deal to ex-client of agency head

Nov. 8, 2019 7:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is proposing to award one of the first contracts for federal water in perpetuity to a powerful rural California water district that had long employed Secretary David Bernhardt as a lobbyist. Conservation groups are demanding fuller disclosure of financial terms and...

Colorado voters narrowly approve legalized sports betting

Nov. 6, 2019 4:55 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado became the 19th U.S. state to legalize some form of sports betting as election officials tallied Wednesday a surprisingly close vote in which ballots for the measure narrowly surpassed "no" votes. More than 1.3 million Coloradans voted Tuesday on Proposition DD, a bipartisan ballot...

Colorado voters approve ballot measure legalizing sports betting and taxing it to help fund water conservation

Nov. 6, 2019 4:33 PM EST
DENVER (AP) — Colorado voters approve ballot measure legalizing sports betting and taxing it to help fund water conservation.

Justices seem uncertain about reach of Clean Water Act

Nov. 6, 2019 1:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems uncertain about how to decide a closely watched case from Hawaii about the reach of landmark federal clean-water protections. The justices heard arguments Wednesday about whether a sewage treatment plant needs a federal permit when it sends wastewater deep...

Voters reject tax revenue issue, sports betting undecided

Nov. 6, 2019 1:08 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado voters overwhelmingly rejected a ballot measure Tuesday asking if the state could keep excess tax revenue, while a separate measure that would legalize sports betting was too close to call. Democrats who control the statehouse had referred the tax revenue measure, called Proposition...

The Latest: Colorado sports betting vote too close to call

Nov. 6, 2019 1:05 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on Colorado's statewide elections (all times local): 11 p.m. A ballot measure that would legalize sports betting in Colorado is too close to call. Votes for and against Proposition DD were running nearly equal with more than 1.2 million ballots cast in Tuesday's election....

Officials lift boil water order after E.coli contamination

Nov. 4, 2019 11:13 AM EST

READING, Mass. (AP) — A boil water order imposed in a Boston suburb after a water sample tested positive for E. coli has been lifted. The state Department of Environmental Protection said Monday it's determined that drinking water in Reading, Massachusetts no longer poses a public health threat. Officials...