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Body of kayaker from Quebec found

Jul. 3, 2020 8:18 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Crews have found the body of a kayaker in Lake Champlain in Quebec, who was reported missing for several days, Vermont State Police said. The body of Laurent Messier, of St-Armand, of Quebec, was found about noon Thursday. State police said they were notified by the Quebec...

Coast Guard rescues 5 people, dog from sinking boat

Jul. 2, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — Five people and a dog have been rescued from a sinking boat in Michigan’s Saginaw Bay. The 50-foot vessel was halfway submerged and one person wearing a life jacket was in the water when a Coast Guard rescue boat arrived after 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard said Thursday...

Vermont police help search for missing kayaker from Quebec

Jul. 1, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police on Wednesday were helping to search Lake Champlain for a missing kayaker from Quebec. Laurent Messier, of St-Armand, Quebec, was reported missing by his wife around 8 p.m. Monday, police said. He had left his lakefront home around 2:30 p.m. that day and planned...

This May 31, 2020 image shows a group of kayakers making their way down the Rio Grande between Rio Rancho and Albuquerque, New Mexico. One of New Mexico's largest drinking water providers has decided to stop diverting water from the Rio Grande to help prevent the stretch that runs through Albuquerque from going dry this summer. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

Water diversions paused to ensure Rio Grande keeps flowing

Jun. 30, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of New Mexico’s largest drinking water providers will stop diverting water from the Rio Grande to help prevent the stretch of the river that runs through Albuquerque from going dry this summer, officials said Tuesday. The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescue workers and a rescue dog search for victims in the aftermath of flooding in Yihai Town of Mianning County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province on Sunday, June 28, 2020. Authorities in southwestern China's Sichuan province say some have died and others are missing following heavy rains, adding to a grow toll from summer flooding across the country. (Wang Yun/Xinhua via AP)

At least 12 killed in flooding in southwestern China

Jun. 28, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in southwestern China’s Sichuan province say at least 12 people have died and 10 are missing following heavy rains, adding to a grow toll from summer flooding across the country. Sichuan’s Mianning county was battered by storms on Friday and Saturday, with flooding...

In this handout frame taken from video released Sunday June 28, 2020, by Novaya Gazeta, showing what the report is water from a Norilsk Nickel enrichment plant gushing out of a pipe and into a river which also runs into the lake near Norilsk, 2,900 kilometers (1,800 miles) northeast of Moscow, Russia. Russia's main criminal investigation body has launched a probe after a report that a nickel-processing plant was pumping water contaminated with heavy metals into the Arctic tundra.  (Elena Kostyuchenko, Novaya Gazeta via AP)

Russian nickel producer admits pollution in Arctic tundra

Jun. 28, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian metallurgical company said Sunday that it improperly pumped wastewater into the Arctic tundra and that it has suspended the responsible employees. The statement from Nornickel is the second time in a month the company has been connected to pollution in the ecologically delicate...

Group warns of harmful algae found in Charles River

Jun. 27, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A conservation group is warning the public to beware of a toxic blue-green algae found in the Charles River. The Charles River Watershed Association issued a public health advisory after the algae was found at sites from the Massachusetts Ave Bridge to the Museum of Science. The group says...

1 dead, 6 missing after Myanmar boat sinks on river in China

Jun. 26, 2020 4:16 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A boat from Myanmar sank on the Mekong river in southwestern China, leaving one person dead and six missing, authorities said Friday. Seventeen others were rescued, the Yunnan provincial government said in a social media post. The ship had 24 people on board when it sank about 4 a.m....

Colorado: Toxic chemicals below limits in drinking water

Jun. 24, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Sampling of drinking water sources throughout Colorado found no levels of a class of toxic chemicals that exceed nonbinding standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the state health department says. But higher levels of the chemical compounds, called perfluoroalkyl and...

Arkansas committee rejects proposed rules to ban hog farms

Jun. 18, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A committee of Arkansas legislators voted to reject proposed rules that would permanently ban medium and large scale hog farms from the Buffalo River watershed. The Legislative Council’s Administrative Rules Subcommittee on Wednesday disapproved the Arkansas Division of...