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Family, friends remembering Cape Cod shark attack victim

Oct. 20, 2018 10:26 AM EDT

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — A remembrance is being held on the Cape Cod beach where a young man became Massachusetts' first shark attack fatality since 1936. Family and friends of 26-year-old Arthur Medici planned a celebration of life for Saturday morning on Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet. Medici, of...

Trump wants to cut red tape, hasten water projects in West

Oct. 19, 2018 9:40 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday ordered the government to speed up environmental reviews and streamline regulations that he says are hindering work on major water projects in California and other Western states. Trump signed a memorandum aimed at helping the Central Valley Project and the...

New Zealand surfer bitten on arm by shark, taken to hospital

Oct. 19, 2018 4:48 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand surfer was attacked by a shark Friday and airlifted to a hospital after suffering moderate injuries. The man was surfing at 6 p.m. at Baylys Beach about 100 kilometers (60 miles) northwest of Auckland when the attack happened, according to police. The man, who...

Breaching dams to save Northwest orcas is contentious issue

Oct. 18, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington state have grown louder in recent months as the plight of critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention. Some argue the best way to get more salmon to the starving whales is to tear down four dams on the Lower...

Experts urge gulf refuge for endangered vaquita porpoise

Oct. 17, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Experts called on Mexico's government Wednesday to use floating barriers to enclose a small area of the Gulf of California where a half dozen critically endangered vaquita porpoises were spotted in September. The sightings were an unexpected mix of good and bad news for the world's...

Experts: Hurricane Michael failed to end Florida's red tide

Oct. 15, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael failed to break up a patchy and toxic algae bloom that has lingered in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida's shoreline for the last year, experts said Monday, meaning the red tide outbreak could continue to cause problems in the weeks ahead. Hurricanes can break up...

Biosphere 2 legacy lives on more than quarter century later

Oct. 12, 2018 9:52 AM EDT

ORACLE, Ariz. (AP) — They lived for two years and 20 minutes under the glass of a miniature Earth, complete with an ocean, rain forest, desert, grasslands and mangroves. Their air and water were recycled, and they grew the sweet potatoes, rice and other food they needed to survive. About 1,500 people were...

Germany's Greens flourish while mainstream rivals flounder

Oct. 12, 2018 3:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — While other mainstream political parties in Germany flounder in polls and struggle to answer a far-right challenge, the Greens have gained strength as a magnet for liberal-minded voters. Offering a compassionate approach to migration, a pro-European Union stance and an emphasis on fighting...

DNA confirms a great white shark bit California boy

Oct. 11, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — DNA testing has revealed the shark that attacked a 13-year-old boy last month off a Southern California shore was a great white, according to a report. Scientists gathered the shark's DNA by swabbing the wet suit Keane Webre-Hayes wore when he was bitten while diving for lobsters near...

Kentucky awards contract to expand Asian carp market

Oct. 10, 2018 5:40 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The state of Kentucky has awarded a contract for the establishment of a fish house to expand the market for an invasive species, Asian carp. Gov. Matt Bevin's office said in a news release Tuesday that Kentucky Fish Center LLC of Wickliffe owned by Angie Yu won the contract. Asian carp...