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Chemicals contaminating US water supplies focus of EPA plan

Feb. 14, 2019 4:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chemical compounds are all around you. They're on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear, shampoo, shaving cream, makeup and even dental floss. Increasing numbers of states have found them seeping into water supplies. There's growing evidence that...

Ambitious new plan to save Atlantic salmon has big price tag

Feb. 14, 2019 2:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government outlined an ambitious, potentially costly new plan to restore Atlantic salmon in the United States, where rivers teemed with the fish before dams, pollution and overfishing decimated their populations. The Atlantic salmon has declined in the U.S. to the point...

New EU rules leave Dutch fishing without pulse in 2021

Feb. 13, 2019 6:25 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union reached a tentative deal to ban as of mid-2021 the practice of using electric shocks to stun fish before scooping them up in nets. The decision will specifically hit the Dutch fishing fleet, which has invested strongly in electric pulse fishing. They argue the technique...

Dutch fishermen try to avert EU ban on electric shocks

Feb. 12, 2019 11:29 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch fisherman protested Tuesday outside parliament in a last-ditch attempt to avert a European Union ban on the practice of using electric shocks to stun fish before scooping them up in nets. The Dutch fishermen argue that the technique, known as electric pulse fishing, is...

Critics protest proposed drilling in Alaska's Arctic refuge

Feb. 11, 2019 10:12 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Protesters in Alaska urged federal officials to keep oil rigs out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge despite a federal law requiring lease sales in the wilderness area. At a Bureau of Land Management environmental review hearing in Anchorage, Laura Herman urged that no drilling...

EPA decision soon on chemical compounds tied to health risks

Feb. 11, 2019 12:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chemical compounds are all around you. They're on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear, shampoo, shaving cream, makeup and even dental floss. Increasing numbers of states have found them seeping into water supplies. There's growing evidence that...

Scientists hope DNA in water could be way to save rare fish

Feb. 10, 2019 1:53 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists in Maine are using DNA to try to preserve the remaining populations of a fish that lives in 14 lakes and ponds in the state and nowhere else in the continental United States. The scientists are turning their eye to the Arctic charr, which is a species of landlocked fish in...

Fish pass mirror test, but does it mean they're self-aware?

Feb. 7, 2019 2:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists report that a fish can pass a standard test of recognizing itself in a mirror — and they raise a question about what that means. Does this decades-old test, designed to show self-awareness in animals, really do that? Since the mirror test was introduced in 1970, scientists...

2 South Koreans arrested in Croatia trying to smuggle eels

Feb. 7, 2019 6:48 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police say two South Korean citizens have been arrested after trying to smuggle about 252,000 live eels out of the country. The two, whose ages are 38 and 47, were caught with the young fish packed in eight cases at Zagreb's international airport on Wednesday. Their names...

Surfer suffers wounds in apparent shark bite on Kauai

Feb. 4, 2019 8:38 PM EST

HANALEI, Hawaii (AP) — Officials in Hawaii say a surfer has been bitten by a shark off Hanalei. A statement released by the Kauai Fire Department says a man was surfing off Hanalei on Monday when he was apparently bitten by a tiger shark. The man sustained lacerations to his leg and was transported to a...