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Iowa reports 622 impaired water segments, a 2% increase

Nov. 14, 2019 5:51 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa will report water impairments on 622 river, lake and wetland segments to the Environmental Protection Agency as part of its biennial summary of water quality, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Thursday. That’s a 2% increase over the 608 reported in the 2016...

Plan would protect 21 coral hot spots in Gulf of Mexico

Nov. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EST

A plan to protect corals in the Gulf of Mexico is close to becoming a law, drawing cheers from environmental groups who believe leaving the corals alone would help vulnerable ocean ecosystems to grow. The plan would create 21 protected areas off the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida....

NY offers grant money for dam removal in Hudson estuary

Nov. 14, 2019 3:05 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Grants are being offered by New York state for dam-removal projects in the Hudson River estuary watershed to restore habitat connectivity for American eel and river herring. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says $986,000 in grants is available for communities in the...

Montana fish hatchery to lock doors at night after vandalism

Nov. 13, 2019 7:42 PM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana fish hatchery will be locked at night and begin using security cameras after vandals mutilated several fish. The Montana Standard reported Tuesday that the perpetrators killed about 20 rainbow trout, broke windows and tossed items into water channels at the Ennis National Fish...

Officials to seek input ways to regulate Madison River use

Nov. 12, 2019 6:34 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials on Tuesday decided to seek public input on several suggestions for easing crowding on the scenic Madison River. The state Fish and Wildlife Commission rejected petitions to limit guiding, bar boats from wade-only sections and limit overall angling use, saying none...

Researchers tag 50 sharks off Cape Cod this season

Nov. 12, 2019 3:59 PM EST

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Researchers have fitted 50 great white sharks found in Cape Cod waters this season with tracking and data-logging devices to study how the species kills seals to benefit public safety. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy uses two tags to study behavior — a standard acoustic...

American diver survives shark attack off Mexico Baja beach

Nov. 11, 2019 7:21 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.S. diver suffered a shark bite on the forearm after being attacked Monday in Magdalena Bay off the Baja California Sur coast. The Mexican navy did not release the man's name or hometown, though it said he is 23 years old. The navy said the man was diving in the Pacific near San...

Salmon farm site plan altered because of archaeological site

Nov. 11, 2019 11:49 AM EST

BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) — A company that intends to create a salmon farm at a former mill site is altering the plan to avoid a 19th century farm identified during an archaeological survey. Arthur Spiess from the Maine Historic Preservation Commission said Whole Oceans will change the planned locations of an...

Groups plan to remove dam that blocks fish spawning grounds

Nov. 11, 2019 11:26 AM EST

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — Environmental groups are planning to remove a 1970s dam in Connecticut that has blocked alewife herring from returning from the ocean to freshwater spawning grounds. The Day reports that a recently announced $187,000 grant from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund will help pay for...

Great white sharks are moving to Florida for the winter

Nov. 10, 2019 4:41 AM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Like snowbirds, there's another group that's moving the Florida for the winter: sharks. Shark experts say the coast of Florida is starting to heat up with white shark activity. OCSEARCH, a research group, says the annual migration to warmer waters off the Florida and Carolinas coasts...