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Omaha woman dead inside submerged car in Iowa town

Apr. 14, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

CARTER LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Police in Omaha, Nebraska, on Thursday found the body of a woman inside a car discovered submerged in a far western Iowa lake. Officers patrolling the area found the submerged car in Carter Lake just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, police said. The...

Conservation groups sue Engineer Corps over Yazoo Pumps

Apr. 14, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A coalition of conservation groups is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a massive flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta they say was hastily approved in the final days of the Trump administration. American Rivers, National...

Dry conditions triple number of fires sparked in Oregon

Apr. 14, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Forestry said Tuesday the number of small wildfires has tripled this spring partly because of dry conditions across Oregon. The agency said Tuesday they’ve already doused 70 fires, almost half of which resulted from escaped...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 14, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. April 9, 2021. Editorial: Transitioning away from fossil fuels means transitioning away from housing injustice In January, Mayor Jim Kenney announced Philadelphia’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The...

Gray whale could be sick from tracking tag

Apr. 14, 2021 08:32 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Marine mammal biologists and veterinarians are treating and monitoring a gray whale that appears to have developed an infection after being darted with a satellite tracking tag. The whale is part of a group of about 250 gray whales that feed off the...

Buffalo Trace joins university on oak tree research project

Apr. 14, 2021 04:46 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Buffalo Trace Distillery and the University of Kentucky are working together on a tree planting and research project aimed at strengthening the white oak industry's sustainability. The study kicked off with the planting of 1,066 trees on the...

New River Gorge Park offers fishing events for grandfamilies

Apr. 14, 2021 04:22 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve will host fishing days for grandfamilies. The events, targeted for grandparents raising their grandchildren, will take place on May 16, June 5 and June 26 from noon to 5 p.m. They will be held at...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Apr. 14, 2021 04:12 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the ninth panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 14 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. ...

Energy, voting rights loom in congressional special election

Apr. 13, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican congressional nominee and New Mexico state Sen. Mark Moores is staking out a campaign platform based on support for the oil and natural gas industry, robust police funding and taxation issues, ahead of a rapid-fire special election. The...

Kerry heads to China for climate talk between top 2 emitters

Apr. 13, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is heading to China for talks between the world's two biggest carbon emitters ahead of President Joe Biden's climate summit of world leaders. Kerry will travel to Shanghai and Seoul, from Wednesday to Saturday, the State Department said in a...