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Gov. issues emergency order over green crab infestation

Jan. 19, 2022 19:43 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has issued an emergency order to address the exponential population growth of the invasive European green crab within the Lummi Nation’s Sea Pond, Makah Bay, Grays Harbor, and Willapa Bay. The emergency order was issued Wednesday in an...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 12, 2022 14:39 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. January 9, 2022. Editorial: Florida legislative session promises little drama amid election-year spending spree On Tuesday, the Florida Legislature will start its annual session with an upbeat speech by Gov. Ron DeSantis and the promise of big boosts...

US Navy to drain Hawaii tank system blamed for tainted water

Jan. 11, 2022 21:18 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — After initially resisting, the U.S. Navy will comply with Hawaii's order to remove fuel from a massive underground storage tank facility near Pearl Harbor blamed for contaminating drinking water, officials said Tuesday. The Navy is making preparations to defuel the...

Virus that threatens porcupines turns up in Maine, kills 3

Jan. 11, 2022 10:38 AM EST

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — At least three porcupines in Maine have died from a virus that wildlife experts said could pose a threat to the population of the spiky rodents. Five porcupines had to be rushed to Acadia Wildlife in Bar Harbor during a week this fall because of illness,...

US agencies investigate Navy fuel leak's effect on civilians

Jan. 04, 2022 17:25 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. public health officials on Tuesday began investigating how civilians have been affected by the leakage of petroleum into Pearl Harbor's tap water from a Navy fuel storage facility. The Hawaii state Department of Health said it asked the Centers for Disease...

Hawaii upholds order requiring Navy to drain fuel tanks

Jan. 03, 2022 22:09 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Department of Health on Monday upheld the governor's order requiring the Navy to drain massive World War II-era fuel tanks after oil leaking from the aging facility contaminated Pearl Harbor's tap water. Marian Tsuji, the department's deputy director, on...

Navy objects to recommendation it drain Hawaii fuel tanks

Dec. 29, 2021 23:41 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy on Wednesday filed objections to the conclusion by a Hawaii state official that it should be required to remove fuel from tanks it owns near Pearl Harbor. State Department of Health Deputy Director Marian Tsuji now has 30 days to consider the Navy's...

Hawaii official agrees Navy must remove fuel from tanks

Dec. 27, 2021 23:10 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii state official on Monday agreed that the Navy should be required to remove fuel from massive fuel tanks it owns near Pearl Harbor, saying they pose “a metaphorical ticking time bomb” threatening the water supply of the state's most populous island. ...

Hawaii congress members ask US to tackle Navy's fouled water

Dec. 16, 2021 19:48 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s congressional delegation on Thursday asked House and Senate leaders to make sure the military spends whatever money it has available to address the contamination of Pearl Harbor drinking water by a Navy fuel storage facility that has leaked petroleum. ...

Honolulu City Council urges Navy to shut down fuel tanks

Dec. 15, 2021 23:56 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution calling on the Navy to immediately close a fuel storage facility blamed for contaminating tap water at military housing and threatening an aquifer used by both the military and Honolulu civilians. ...