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Land Between the Lakes adds areas for archery deer hunters

Dec. 01, 2022 04:06 AM EST

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Land Between the Lakes will open additional areas for archery deer hunting, officials said. The select areas, which are typically off-limits to hunting, will be open Dec. 1 through Jan. 16, the U.S. Forest Service said in a statement. They include the...

Drying California lake to get $250M in US drought funding

Nov. 28, 2022 22:41 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The federal government said Monday it will spend $250 million over four years on environmental cleanup and restoration work around a drying Southern California lake that's fed by the depleted Colorado River. The future of the Salton Sea, and who is...

About 200 people rescued from ice chunk on Minnesota lake

Nov. 28, 2022 17:34 PM EST

RED LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Officials in northern Minnesota said roughly 200 people were rescued Monday after they became trapped when an ice chunk broke free on Upper Red Lake. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office said on its Facebook page that it got a 911 call about midday Monday...

Two men from India drown at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks

Nov. 28, 2022 15:11 PM EST

LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified two men who drowned at Lake of the Ozarks as natives of India who were students at St. Louis University. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Sunday that the victims were 24-year-old Uthej Kunta and 25-year-old Shiva Kelligari,...

Surf park concept is making waves but hinges on one thing

Nov. 24, 2022 03:12 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — People keep asking Tony Miller exactly when he’ll open his Tampa Bay surf park project. He doesn’t have an answer yet. Peak Surf Park, a first-of-its-kind attraction for a region with a lack of surfable waves, was announced earlier this year...

Lawsuit looms over tiny rare fish in drought-stricken West

Nov. 23, 2022 22:27 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists have notified U.S. wildlife officials that they will sue over delinquent decisions related to protections for two rare fish species that are threatened by groundwater pumping in the drought-stricken West. The Center for Biological Diversity sent a...

Land Between the Lakes offers free Christmas trees

Nov. 22, 2022 04:01 AM EST

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is offering permits for free cedar Christmas trees. Permits, along with maps and cutting guidelines, are available beginning Friday and must be obtained online. A permit allows each family to cut one tree...

Veteran: WWII tugboat could be brought to Lake Beresford

Nov. 20, 2022 03:11 AM EST

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Several area Veterans Day events were canceled Friday because of Tropical Storm Nicole, but veterans and their history were not forgotten at the DeLand Memorial Museum. In the museum, Dan Friend, president of the DeLand Historic Trust, said he’s still on track...

Masters concedes Senate race, Hobbs celebrates governor win

Nov. 15, 2022 17:54 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Blake Masters called Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly Tuesday to concede in the Arizona Senate race, joining other vanquished Republicans around the country who cast doubt on the 2020 election but still acknowledged their own defeat. Kari Lake, the Republican...

As climate warms, a China planner advocates "sponge cities"

Nov. 15, 2022 12:49 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — To cushion the impact of extreme weather due to climate change, a Chinese landscape architect has been making the case for China and other countries to create so-called “sponge cities.” Yu Kongjian, who spoke to The Associated Press in Beijing, uses sweeping...