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Blooms, beasts affected as Alaska records hottest month

Aug. 18, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has been America's canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning. July was Alaska's warmest month ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Sea ice melted. Bering Sea fish swam in above-normal temperatures. So did...

From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered species

Aug. 17, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind's exploitation of the planet's fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction. Representatives of some 180 nations are meeting in Geneva to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues...

Steel mill sorry for spill that killed fish, closed beaches

Aug. 17, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — A steel company apologized for a spill of cyanide and ammonia that led to a fish kill and prompted the closure of beaches along Lake Michigan. ArcelorMittal issued a statement Friday night saying it "apologizes and accepts responsibility for the incident from the Burns Harbor...

Official: Spill may have caused fish kill in Kentucky creek

Aug. 16, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Environmental officials say untreated wastewater from a distillery in Kentucky has spilled into a creek, killing an unknown number of fish. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports dead fish and discolored water were discovered Thursday in Glenns Creek near Frankfort. Kentucky Division of...

Girl bitten by shark along Florida coast known for bites

Aug. 16, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A newspaper reports that a young girl has become the 10th person bitten by a shark in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, this year. The Daytona Beach News Journal quotes authorities as saying 9-year-old Margaret Crum of Canton, Ohio, was bitten in the right leg Friday while wading...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 16, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Dr. Michael Baden, 85, the pathologist who investigated the...

Mayor: Officials waited days to warn of lake chemical spill

Aug. 16, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana mayor accused state environmental officials Friday of waiting several days before notifying his city about a steel mill's spill of cyanide and another chemical that led to a fish kill and prompted the closure of beaches along Lake Michigan. Portage Mayor John Cannon said the...

The Latest: Mayor: Officials delayed notifying city of spill

Aug. 16, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a chemical spill northwestern Indiana's Lake Michigan shoreline (all times local): 2:20 p.m. A northwestern Indiana mayor says state environmental officials waited several days before notifying his city about a chemical spill that has caused a fish kill and prompted the...

Agency: Oxygen injectors pass crucial test in Georgia harbor

Aug. 15, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Machines designed to inject extra oxygen into the Savannah River to help fish breathe exceeded expectations in a two-month test run earlier this year, a federal agency said Thursday in a report that's critical to completing a $973 million deepening of the shipping channel to the Port...

Shark takes bite out of teen's surf board off Hawaii

Aug. 15, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A teen surfing off the Hawaii island of Oahu escaped a shark encounter uninjured, but his board didn't. KHON-TV reports 16-year-old Max Keliikipi was waiting for a wave Sunday evening near Makaha Beach when he spotted what he thought was a turtle fin. It wasn't. The teen says the shark...