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Pick and click: Minnesota fishing tournaments go virtual

May. 15, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — With the opening of Minnesota's fishing season marked by the 73rd annual Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener on Otter Tail Lake, some aspects will look a lot like past years: Lots of media, visits by dignitaries and a chance for the local community to promote...

Newsom's green budget has something for everyone — even bees

May. 14, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid a drought that followed a year of historic wildfires exacerbated by a warming planet, California's governor on Friday proposed spending a record $11 billion on programs to combat climate change, promote clean air, shore up water supplies and prevent wildfires. ...

Scuba divers begin 6-month effort to rid Lake Tahoe of trash

May. 14, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A team of scuba divers on Friday completed the first dive of a massive, six-month effort to rid the popular Lake Tahoe of fishing rods, tires, aluminum cans, beer bottles and other trash accumulating underwater. The team of between five...

Hawaii police: Washington state tourist's death was homicide

May. 14, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The death of a Washington state tourist has been ruled a homicide, more than a year after her body was found in a Hawaii bay, police said. Smriti Saxena and her husband Sonam Saxena were vacationing on the Big Island in February 2020 to...

Mexico's Caribbean coast at "imminent risk" of lockdown

May. 13, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of Mexico’s resort-studded Caribbean coast said Thursday his state is at “imminent risk” of returning to lockdown as coronavirus cases there rose steadily. Gov. Carlos Joaquín said the state of Quintana Roo, home to resorts like...

Pandemic-hit oyster farmers turn to conservation to survive

May. 13, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — When the pandemic struck last year, oyster farmer Chris Burtis soon realized the restaurants that bought his oysters had mostly closed. Without a new market, his Ferda Farms faced potential economic ruin. Then, Burtis heard The Nature Conservancy in...

Maine lifts restrictions this month; beach race goes virtual

May. 13, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — Maine is removing capacity limits and easing physical distancing restrictions ahead of what it hopes will be a busier summer tourist season this year. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said Thursday the state will lift all capacity limits and...

Digital map of California Coastal Trail unveiled

May. 13, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A digital map showing existing sections of the California Coastal Trail has been released by the Coastal Commission and Coastal Conservancy in a move to spur completion of the route. “There are currently 875 miles (1408.1 kilometers) of trail and...

Tech audit of Colonial Pipeline found 'glaring' problems

May. 12, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An outside audit three years ago of the major East Coast pipeline company hit by a cyberattack found “atrocious” information management practices and “a patchwork of poorly connected and secured systems,” its author told The Associated Press. “We...

Revamped EPA website shows increased climate change risks

May. 12, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a gap of more than four years, the Environmental Protection Agency is relaunching a website highlighting evidence of climate change in the United States, including rising temperatures, increased ocean acidity, sea level rise, river flooding, droughts, heat waves and...