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Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jul. 06, 2022 10:25 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 30, 2022. Editorial: Minnesota’s smart step to ease access to COVID drug The state is using an innovative strategy to fill Paxlovid prescriptions. Other states are lagging or worse. A pioneering move to ease access to a...

Great Salt Lake hits new historic low for 2nd time in a year

Jul. 05, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Great Salt Lake has hit a new historic low for the second time in less than a year as the ongoing megadrought worsened by climate change continues to shrink the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi. Utah Department of Natural Resources said Monday...

Tips for growing a healthy garden during drought

Jul. 05, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

Many people try to save water just to do the right thing (and save money too). But when serious drought hits, and state and local governments enforce restrictions, water conservation becomes non-negotiable. So far this summer, nearly 65% of the United States and Puerto Rico is...

Drought emergency declared for northern Italy, frees up aid

Jul. 04, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Italian government on Monday declared a state of emergency for much of the rain-parched north amid a drought, freeing up 36.5 million euros (about $38 million) in funds for the heavily agricultural regions. The aid was approved at a late evening Cabinet meeting. ...

Chlorine gas leak in Iraq's south injures at least 300

Jul. 04, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A chlorine gas leak at a water purification plant in southern Iraq injured at least 300 people, officials said Monday. The incident happened Sunday night when the potentially fatal gas leaked from a container in the plant in the district of Qal'at Sukkar north of...

‘Unseen Oceans’ makes waves with immersive experience

Jul. 03, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — You enter Discovery Place’s new grotto atop a gentle slosh of surf projected beneath your feet, so realistic and unexpected that you might fight the urge to prance in retreat to keep your toes dry. But you’ve only reached the shallows of “Unseen...

Distrust remains after Navy report on tainted Hawaii water

Jul. 01, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Lauren Wright continues to be leery of the water coming out of the taps in her family's U.S. Navy home in Hawaii, saying she doesn't trust that it's safe. Wright, her sailor husband and their three children ages 8 to 17 were among the thousands of people who were...

Prosecutors seek to keep charges alive in Flint water crisis

Jul. 01, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors signaled Friday that they would pursue the same charges against former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and eight others in the Flint water crisis, just a few days after the state Supreme Court said indictments must be dismissed. The attorney general's office...

Algae warning issued for California's San Luis Reservoir

Jul. 01, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California authorities issued a danger advisory for San Luis Reservoir in Merced County on Friday due to the toxin levels of blue-green algae in the water. The Department of Water Resources said people should avoid contact with the water and avoid eating...

UN talks urge faster steps to secure ‘critical’ ocean health

Jul. 01, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A United Nations conference warned Friday that measures needed to protect the world’s oceans are running late and urged countries to accelerate their implementation. More than 6,000 senior officials, scientists and activists from more than 120 countries...