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Permit could set less water testing at Ogeechee River plant

Oct. 24, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

SYLVANIA, Ga. (AP) — Environmentalists are protesting a proposal to loosen testing requirements for water discharged from a Georgia textile plant. The Savannah Morning News reports that Georgia's Environmental Protection Division has proposed less stringent testing for Milliken & Co.'s Longleaf Plant...

St. Croix River in good health though pollution threats loom

Oct. 24, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The St. Croix River is still in good health but is facing pollution threats, according to two new reports. Popular for its scenic beauty and recreation opportunities for boaters and anglers, the St. Croix remains one of the cleanest tributaries to the Mississippi River, thanks in...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 21, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Pay attention: Pa. is poised to fall off a budget cliff The Philadelphia Inquirer Oct. 20 Pennsylvania is staring at a fiscal cliff. It’s easy but perilous to ignore state budget minutiae amid a contentious...

EPA permit may curb phosphorous discharge from fish hatchery

Oct. 20, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

NEW DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A new federal water permit for a New Hampshire fish hatchery that has been accused of polluting local waterways could cut the amount of phosphorous the hatchery can discharge in half. The permit for the Powder Mill Fish Hatchery, in New Durham, could lead to costly upgrades to the...

Revised management plan for Columbia River Gorge approved

Oct. 19, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A new management plan that will guide future decisions and address urgent issues like climate change has been approved for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the Columbia River Gorge Commission approved a revised Management Plan Tuesday,...

West Virginia expanding fall trout stocking locations

Oct. 19, 2020 6:59 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is expanding its fall trout stocking locations across the state. The Division of Natural Resources will stock trout in two additional lakes as well as at state parks and forests to give families more fishing opportunities this year, the Department of Commerce said in...

Laboratory tags record number of sharks off California coast

Oct. 18, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — There are more sharks in the water off the coast of Southern California than ever before, according to marine researchers. The Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach, tagged 38 sharks, which is more than triple the number tagged tag last year, KCAL-TV reported ...

Record 19-pound lake trout caught in Lake Champlain

Oct. 18, 2020 8:25 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A South Burlington fisherman caught a record 19.36-pound (8.78-kilogram) lake trout in Lake Champlain this summer, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. The department said this week that it had recently certified the record fish entry. Jeffery Sanford caught the...

Colorado River cutthroat trout restored to Hermosa Creek

Oct. 17, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A decades-long effort to restore the Colorado River cutthroat trout to the upper reaches of Hermosa Creek has been completed, resulting in the largest continuous stretch of waterway for the native fish species in the state. “This is a 35-plus-year vision come true,” said...

Free Asian carp meals at 9 locations in Illinois on Saturday

Oct. 17, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

Asian carp are finally ending up where they should be: on the dinner table. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will offer free Asian carp meals at nine locations across the state on Saturday. Nutritionists have shown that Asian carp are versatile as a dish as well as nutritional. There will be tacos,...