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Ohio high court upholds project to build Lake Erie wind farm

Aug. 10, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A company can proceed with plans to build what will be the first freshwater offshore wind-powered electric-generation facility in North America, in Lake Erie off the coast of Cleveland, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. At issue is the 2020 approval by...

Remains found Saturday at Lake Mead may be from July 25 set

Aug. 09, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Human remains found at Lake Mead National Recreation Area last weekend may actually be from the same set of bones discovered 12 days earlier, authorities said Tuesday. National Park Service officials said rangers were called Saturday to the reservoir between Nevada...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Aug. 08, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

Traverse City Record-Eagle. August 3, 2022. Editorial: It’s time to pump funds into sewer projects Rich is good in a lot of cases. Rich is good in the Mega Millions lotto. Rich is good when it comes to flavor of foods like cheesecake...

Jet boat operator encounters obstacles but continues forward

Aug. 07, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

ANSTED, W.Va. (AP) — Bobby Bower bought New River Jet Boats at a time that would turn out to be what he termed “the perfect storm of a bad time to start a business.” “It was early 2020, just before COVID hit,” he recalled as he sat in the shade at the shoreline passenger...

Archaeology students study Indian mound site in Mississippi

Aug. 07, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

FAYETTE, Miss. (AP) — The question the graduate archaeology students asked during their lunch break concerned the refreshment capacity of chicken broth. Under a tent in a field off the Natchez Trace Parkway, they deliberated upon relevant factors such as the gelatinous texture, and protein and...

DNR investigates oil contamination in northern Wisconsin

Aug. 05, 2022 08:10 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources is investigating contaminated soil near the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Reservation in far northern Wisconsin. DNR officials said Enbridge Inc. reported Wednesday that a contractor had encountered soil suspected to...

Montana wildfire destroys 4 houses, threatens lakeside homes

Aug. 03, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

ELMO, Mont. (AP) — A fire in northwestern Montana that has destroyed at least four homes and forced the evacuation of about 150 residences west of Flathead Lake continued to be pushed north by winds on Wednesday, fire officials said. Crews had to be pulled off the lines on...

As species recover, some threaten others in more dire shape

Aug. 01, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

GLEN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — In a forest near Lake Michigan, two scientists attached a backpack tracking device to a merlin they'd lured into a net. The mission: help prevent the predatory species from gobbling up piping plovers — highly endangered shorebirds that nest nearby. ...

As species recover, some threaten others in more dire shape

Aug. 01, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

GLEN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Concealed behind trees near Lake Michigan, two scientists remotely manipulated a robotic owl on the forest floor. As the intruder flapped its wings and hooted, a merlin guarding its nest in a nearby pine sounded distress calls. The small falcon dove toward...

Annual Hummingbird Festival set at Land Between the Lakes

Aug. 01, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — It's that time of year when hummingbirds begin to move south, and the Friends of Land Between the Lake is hosting its annual Hummingbird Festival this weekend. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Woodlands Nature Station....